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26 February 2002Sports Labs have announced that Craig Finn has joined the Company and will head up their new Sheffield based office. Craig Finn (BEng Hons, Civil Engineering) has many years experience in the synthetic sports industry as a Contractor and has a wealth of sports surfacing knowledge, having worked on everything from bowling greens to athletics tracks.
24 February 2002During the early part of summer 2001, Bowdon Hockey Club selected Thornton’s Aquaturf® water based synthetic grass surface for their new International Hockey Pitch. The surface was chosen for its excellent playing characteristics and was manufactured at G.
22 January 2002The popular SAPCA Seminar format is being rolled out in 2002.
22 January 2002GTC Sports Ltd, have recently completed the installation of a "Altro Chrysalis coated vinyl" sports floor for Oasis Holiday Village at Temple Sowerby, Cumbria. The new floor is also suitable for a range of sports including Basketball and 5-A-Side Football, but it is specifically laid to accomodate the use of In-Line Skating.
06 December 2001GTC Sports Ltd has recently completed the installation of a "Flexiflor", seamless polyurethane sports floor for Moorland Independent School at Clitheroe, Lancashire. According to GTC Sports, in addition to being sole installers of "Flexiflor", the School selected the Company for its ability to provide a full sports hall design and installation service, for capital projects, covering equipment and floor surfaces.
05 December 2001The internationally renowned Dutch football club, Ajax of Amsterdam, has recently confirmed that it has selected Edel Grass to supply three new Edel Grass Nature synthetic pitches over the next 18 months. Two of the surfaces will be used for training purposes but, very significantly, the third pitch will be laid in the Arena during the second half of the 2002/3 season.
21 November 2001SAPCA's latest Sports Facility Construction event, held in Luton on 14 November, proved a great success.
17 November 2001Many SAPCA members were exhibitors at the recent fsb trade exhibition in Cologne.
17 November 2001During the last month, over 60 delegates attended three one-day seminars run jointly by SAPCA and UK Athletics, dealing with the very specialised subject of track and equipment maintenance.
29 October 2001Nicholas Barfoot has been appointed Joint Managing Director of the Blakedown Group “Landscapes” Company.
09 October 2001SAPCA Chairman Peter Wellington officially unveiled the Association’s new website at the LIW 2001 exhibition in Birmingham, on 3 October.
08 October 2001The ITF is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Miller, PhD, MSc, BSc to the position of Technical Manager at the International Tennis Federation.
05 October 2001The students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (ULH), England, have a brand new synthetic hockey pitch at their Lincoln campus, thanks to Charles Lawrence Surfaces plc.
05 October 2001Conica® Technik has had great success with its water dispersed polyurethane spray CONIPUR® 2211W.
05 October 2001Peg Hill Skate and BMX Park was officially opened on 11 August 2001.
05 October 2001The latest company to join SAPCA as an Associate Member is synthetic sports surface producer, Tiger AG Ltd. Based in Hartlebury, near Kidderminster, the Company was officially launched on July 11th this year.