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Industry news presented by SAPCA and our media partners.

 

 

 

Crystal Palace Sports Centre - Major Reconstruction of Athletics Facilities Begins

17 March 2004

In February 2004, work began on the complete reconstruction of the athletics track and field event facilities at Crystal Palace, London’s premier athletics venue.

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Minister Hosts Skillsactive Launch in Scotland

15 March 2004

The Sector Skills Council for the Active Leisure and Learning sector, SkillsActive will today launch its programme of activity throughout Scotland.

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Maintaining High Quality at STRI

12 March 2004

Quality control is high on the agenda at STRI. Following a recent 5-yearly external assessment by the Pesticides Safety Directorate, STRI’s pathology laboratory has successfully maintained accreditation status for the testing of pesticides and herbicides.

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Artificial turf decision expected

12 March 2004

UEFA’s Executive Committee is expected to decide this summer whether UEFA competition matches can be played on artificial turf from the 2005/06 season.

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SAPCA Supports Successful Sports Colleges Conference

08 March 2004

Last week’s sixth annual Sports Colleges Conference was the biggest conference on physical education and school sport ever held in England.

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Aggregate Industries Leads Support for Paralympians

08 March 2004

SAPCA’s official charity, the British Paralympic Association, has received a major boost with a donation of £80,000 from Aggregate Industries UK Ltd.

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Sir Clive Booth Appointed Interim Chair of the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund

05 March 2004

Arts and Lottery Minister Estelle Morris today announced the appointment of Sir Clive Booth as the interim Chair of both the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund, two of the National Lottery distributing bodies.

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Approved Applications Mean Improved Sporting Facilities

04 March 2004

Statistics released today by the DCMS show that approved applications for development on playing fields are set to bring in around £268m worth of planned investment in sports facilities.

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Industry Award for Dave Young of UK Athletics

03 March 2004

At its 2004 Annual Dinner, SAPCA presented the Association’s prestigious Award for Achievement to Dave Young, the Facilities Manager of UK Athletics.

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NSCC Raise Core Business Issues with Construction Minister

23 February 2004

SAPCA was part of a delegation from the National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) that held an extremely successful meeting with Nigel Griffiths MP, Minister for Construction, on Thursday 12 February.

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TigerTurf - Not Letting the Grass Grow Beneath Their Feet!

23 February 2004

TigerTurf, the UK’s leading manufacturer of artificial sports and leisure turf, is moving forward.

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McArdle Sport Tec Ltd - Business as Usual

19 February 2004

McArdle Sport Tec Limited, UK distributors and installers of SRI Sports products such as AstroTurf® and AstroPlay® regret to announce that SRI Sports Inc. have filed for corporate bankruptcy in Georgia, USA effective Friday 13th February.

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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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