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Halmo Sports Ltd Constructs for "Wimbledon" Film

17 September 2004

Halmo Sports Ltd has constructed the clay court used in the filming of the new feature film "Wimbledon".

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Alan Ferguson Scoops Top Groundsman Prize Again

15 September 2004

Alan Ferguson, head groundsman of Ipswich Town Football Club, was named IOG Professional Football Groundsman of the Year for the fourth time at IOG SALTEX.

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FieldTurf Launches the FieldTurf Convertible System

15 September 2004

The FieldTurf Convertible System (FTCS) consists of sections of FieldTurf grass installed on plastic drainage tiles designed to be portable for use in stadiums anywhere.

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Football Ground Staff Honoured

09 September 2004

The FA has honoured groundsmen who keep grass roots football pitches in prime condition.

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Paralympic Chief Confident of More GB Athens Success

06 September 2004

Phil Lane, Chef de Mission of the British team for the 2004 Paralympic Games, is confident that there will be more GB success once the Paralympic Games open in Athens on September 17.

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Penzance LTC Goes for DD Grand Slam Plus

03 September 2004

Penzance LTC is the first club in the UK to install the latest tennis surface from Desso DLW Sports Systems.

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NPFA Chairman Takes Over as Director

02 September 2004

Mrs Alison Moore-Gwyn, Chairman of the National Playing Fields Association for the last four years, is to take over as Director.

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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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