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Blakedown Sport and Play appoint Commercial Manager and Sales and Marketing Manager

16 February 2004

Tony Hession has been appointed Commercial Manager his role will be to take BSP forward and expand its marketshare within the industry. Tony has a wealth of experience, he has worked within the sports construction industry for over twenty years. He is also a SAPCA board member.

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Official opening of New Synthetic Pitch at Llandrindod Wells

16 February 2004

Welsh international Carl Robinson officially opens the new synthetic pitch with help from pupils at Llandrindod Wells High School, Sports Centre Manager Martin Hurst, Blakedown Sport and Play’s Sales and Marketing Manager Michael Davis and Contracts Supervisor Rob Key.

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Sport England opens £10m Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

11 February 2004

HRH The Princess Royal today officially opened Sport England’s Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, heralding a new holistic approach to sport designed to help elite athletes achieve international success and provide world-class sports facilities for the local community.

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Montreal Expos Choose Fieldturf for the Olympic Stadium

10 February 2004

The Montreal Expos home field, the world famous Olympic Stadium, has selected FieldTurf’s artificial turf system. But the big news is that the home of the 1976 Olympic Games will use FieldTurf’s patented new technology: a removable / convertible system.

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FieldTurf Selected by RFU for Community Club Development Programme

02 February 2004

ERDC and FieldTurf have been selected as one of the synthetic turf suppliers for the RFU Community Club Development Programme.

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FIFA Recommends FieldTurf In Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, USA

20 January 2004

After five months of constant use, the University of Hawaii Warriors aren't the only ones to highly recommend their new FieldTurf artificial grass. The FieldTurf installation at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, USA has been awarded "FIFA recommended" status.

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Manchester United Soccer School Selects FieldTurf for Disneyland Resort Paris

20 January 2004

Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) have joined forces with Disneyland Resort Paris to build their first permanent training facility in Europe at Disney’s resort in Marne-la-Vallée, France. The venture, scheduled to open in Spring 2004 brings together Europe's most popular tourist destination and the world's most popular football club.

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London Launches Olympic Bid

16 January 2004

London today unveiled its plans for hosting the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

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SAPCA Announces Exhibition Programme for 2004

16 January 2004

The Sports and Play Construction Association has announced its programme of Sports Facility Construction Exhibitions and Seminars for 2004.

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Pupils Have a Ball on Multi-sports Pitch

09 January 2004

Playtime has never been so much fun for pupils at Bentworth Primary School, Shepherds Bush, following the opening of their new multi-sports pitch, supplied and installed by McArdle AstroTurf.

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Doe Courts for LTA Academy Opened by Tim Henman

09 January 2004

British number one Tim Henman enjoyed hitting with some of the country’s top juniors at the opening of the LTA’s Tennis Academy at the University of Bath shortly before Christmas.

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Wimbledon Seeks Roof Go-ahead

06 January 2004

The All England Club has confirmed that it intends to build a retractable roof over Wimbledon's Centre Court.

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Croydon Arena to be UK “Centre of Excellence” for Paralympic Sport

05 January 2004

StadiVarios Croydon Limited, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) and Arrowcroft Group Plc have signed a Memorandum of understanding through which the proposed Croydon Arena will become the prime UK venue for regional, national and international Paralympic events.

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Blakedown Host Seminar at Brunel University

19 December 2003

Blakedown Sport and Play’s management team met for a Company seminar at their recently completed Brunel University Sports Complex.

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Callicott to Step Down From UK Sport

18 December 2003

After four years as Chief Executive of UK Sport, Richard Callicott has announced his intention to stand down.

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Double Boost for High Performance at Brunel and St Mary’s

15 December 2003

Sport England has confirmed funding for two elite athlete performance centres at Brunel University in Uxbridge and at St Mary’s College in Twickenham.

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Bonus for Somerset Girls

15 December 2003

Football-mad girls in Somerset can look forward to more of the beautiful game thanks to a £30,000 grant from the Football Foundation.

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Tennis Show Co-locates with Major New Fitness Event

12 December 2003

The Tennis Show has moved from Olympia to Earls Court alongside Fitness Expo 2004.

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RFU Embraces Synthetic Playing Surfaces For Rugby

10 December 2003

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is to fund the installation of synthetic playing surfaces at up to 30 leading clubs across England by 2006.

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Christmas kicks Off Early for Mancheser's Football Mad Kids

09 December 2003

Young Manchester footballers were given an early Christmas present today, following the announcement of a £102,000 grant from the Football Foundation.

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