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New Paralympic Website Launched

02 September 2004

The International Paralympic Committee invites you to "Experience the excitement of the Paralympic Games" at their new ebsite.

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TigerTurf Tennis Champs Take Centre Court

01 September 2004

TigerTurf scored an ace as sponsors of a tennis scorcher at the Essex Open Junior Tennis Championship.

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Garside Sands Announces new Scholarship for the Sports Surface Technology MSc

27 August 2004

Garside Sands, part of Aggregate Industries, is offering Sports Surface Technology students the unique chance to compete for a new scholarship.

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Desso Surface Achieves FA Certification

12 August 2004

DD SoccerGrass surface, installed at the National Football Centre in Burton-on-Trent, has been issued with its certificate of conformity to the new FA Performance Standard for Artificial Grass Pitches for Community Use.

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Recycled Glass-Derived Sand Helps Golfers Out of the Bunker

12 August 2004

Recycled glass has proved itself to be an excellent alternative to traditional sand on the golf course.

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Musco to Shine at Athens Olympics

10 August 2004

Musco Lighting is gearing up for the biggest temporary lighting project in company history after being named a lighting provider for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Greece.

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RFU Funded Artificial Pitch Completed on Time for New Season

09 August 2004

Broughton Park RFC is the proud owner of a new state of the art artificial pitch.

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FIFA considers artificial pitches for 2006 World Cup qualifiers

03 August 2004

FIFA is investigating the possibility of allowing artificial-turf pitches to be used for 2006 World Cup qualifiers.

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£49 Million Sports Investment Kicks Off

03 August 2004

Millions of pounds are being spent on new sports facilities across Scotland under plans unveiled by ministers.

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£12.6m Lottery Cash Boost Gives 40 Communities More Than a Sporting Chance

02 August 2004

Forty Communities in England will be getting more than a sporting chance as new funding totalling more than £12.6 million is announced today by the Big Lottery Fund and Sport England.

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Blakedown Sport and Play get the Royal Touch

30 July 2004

Royal Wolverhampton School laid on the red carpet treatment when a royal guest of honour made a spectacular appearance last week to officially open the new all-weather sports facility.

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Accies Unveil Synthetic Pitch

27 July 2004

Hamilton Academicals Football Club has completed the installation of a new synthetic playing surface at New Douglas Park.

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Rugby - The New Home of Football

23 July 2004

Grassroots football in Rugby has scored an unprecedented £1.5m cash bonanza from the UK’s largest sports charity, the Football Foundation.

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Blakedown Sport and Play win Gold at Manchester Stadium

20 July 2004

The Norwich Union Olympic Trials & AAA Championships took place at the new Manchester Regional Arena which Blakedown Sport and Play constructed and is in the shadow of the new City of Manchester stadium.

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Edinburgh Bid To Host 2014 Commonwealth Games

20 July 2004

Edinburgh has submitted a bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games yesterday, and called on the Commonwealth Games Council to consider its proposal as a bid for the whole of Scotland.

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Active Places!

16 July 2004

Sport England have launched Active Places, with information on 10,000 places to play sport.

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Kestrel Unveil New Turf Machine

16 July 2004

Kestrel Golf & Sports’ new state-of-the-art turfing machine had a baptism of fire when it was first used to lay a new pitch at the Millennium Stadium for this year’s FA Cup Final.

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Win Rackets, Balls and Bags with Tennis Today

12 July 2004

Tennis Today, the Official Tennis Publication of SAPCA, has teamed up with Slazenger to give everyone in the UK a chance to win rackets, balls and bags of the highest quality. You can also view our Special Feature on The Championships, Wimbledon 2004 and find out how to get a 2005 calendar featuring 12 top tennis stars from around the world.

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New Identity Launched for GB Paralympic Team

09 July 2004

The British Paralympic Association have unveiled a new logo to take the British team into the 2004 Paralympic Games.

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New Names on the Trophies!

09 July 2004

No, not Sharapova, not Greece, but the results of The SAPCA Open 2004!

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