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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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A Once in a Lifetime Offer - Helping Take Your Career to the Next Level

03 December 2003

Are you keen to enhance and develop your career in the sports industry? Cranfield’s unique MSc in Sports Surface Technology has been recognised by leading sports professional bodies such as the IOG, FA, ECB, BIGGA and The Jockey Club.

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Lottery Pitches in More Than £100 Million to Drive Forward Active Communities

03 December 2003

Lottery good cause distributors the New Opportunities Fund and Sport England are working in partnership to pitch in more than £108 million to a new funding initiative, which will drive forward community participation in sport or physical activity.

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CONIPUR ISP Sprint For Brunel University

02 December 2003

CONIPUR ISP Sprint has been chosen for the indoor athletic centre at Brunel University in the UK.

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Duracourt Club Captains’ Challenge – Limpsfield Scoop £25,000!

01 December 2003

Limpsfield LTC produced some scintillating tennis to become champions of the first Duracourt Club Captains' Challenge.

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McArdle Astroturf Announces New CEO at SRI

21 November 2003

McArdle AstroTurf, the strategic partner and exclusive UK distributor of SRI Sports branded products such as AstroTurf and AstroPlay, have announced the appointment of a new CEO at SRI.

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Sport England Launches £130 Million Fund for Governing Bodies

18 November 2003

Sport England today announced the 20 key sports to receive prioritised investment, its streamlined funding plans to ensure that these sports deliver sporting success, and a £130 million fund specifically available for sports governing bodies.

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