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British Paralympic Association (BPA) seeks £1 million in funding

08 September 2003

With just one year to go before the start of the Paralympic Games, the BPA have appealed for £1 million to help British Athletes top the medal table in Athens.

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Government Boost for Grassroots Sport

08 September 2003

Grassroots sports across the country are set for a boost. Under new Government proposals, Amateur Sports Clubs will become eligible for a discount on their rates.

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Kilwinning cashes in on new sporting opportunity

06 September 2003

Sportscotland Lottery Fund announces further investment of nearlly £250,000 form its Sports Facilities and Social Inclusion Partnership (SIP's) Programmes to develop sport in the local community.

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Musco Partner European Hockey Federation in Barcelona

02 September 2003

Musco Lighting Europe Ltd is proud to announce that it is one of the main sponsors of the European Hockey Federation Championships being held in September.

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Manchester stadium in CABE top 10

02 September 2003

The City of Manchester stadium has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 architectural successes of the year.

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Sue Campbell Appointed Chair of UK Sport

29 August 2003

Sue Campbell CBE – Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust and former Chief Executive of the National Coaching Foundation – has been appointed as the new interim Chair of UK Sport, taking over from Sir Rodney Walker, who steps down after five years in the post.

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Crawley's New Dome is Up!

25 August 2003

Crawley Lawn Tennis Club has a new two court Bridome airhall, which was erected in August this year.

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LTA Submits National Tennis Centre Planning Application

14 August 2003

The LTA has submitted a planning application for a proposed new National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. It is anticipated that the state-of-the-art Centre will open in 2006.

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GreenSet Appointed European Agents for Porous Kushion Kourt

08 August 2003

Ever eager to embrace innovation, Javier Sanchez Vicario, President of GreenSet Worldwide SL, was impressed with the performance of the Porous Kushion Kourt surface.

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2006 - Providing a Focus and an Impetus for Responsible Tyre Disposal

07 August 2003

Charles Lawrence International is already beginning to feel the effects of the gathering awareness of the implications of the Landfill Directive, which will be fully enforced in 2006.

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Maintenance Company Launch Hailed a Resounding Success

07 August 2003

Replay, the dedicated, new maintenance company launched by the Charles Lawrence Group has already been hailed a resounding success with clients and within the synthetic sports surfaces sector.

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First UEFA Match on FieldTurf

07 August 2003

FC Torpedo, Moscow will play an official match on FieldTurf. The match, a UEFA qualifier between FC Torpedo and Domaniano, will be the first official match, under UEFA control, to be played on the synthetic grass surface.

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New Southern Office Spearheads Expansion Plans at Charles Lawrence

11 July 2003

Further expansion has resulted in the launch of a new, southern office in the Berkshire / M4 corridor - a step seen by many as a move to further enhance the company’s reputation with a growing client base in the southern counties. The company are confident that the new office will have a significant impact on raising customer service beyond the high levels already established by Charles Lawrence.

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Cranfield University Rolls Onto The Cricket Pitch

29 June 2003

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has provided funding to Cranfield University's Centre for Sports Surfaces at Silsoe, which has launched a new research programme to look at ways to improve cricket pitch performance from the village green up to the test arena.

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CONIPUR ISP Sprint for Bath University

26 June 2003

CONIPUR ISP Sprint was chosen as the sports surfacing system for Bath University Elite Training Center, UK.

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Interested in the Science of Tennis?

25 June 2003

With the British grass season upon us, some frequently asked questions are: How does the pace of a grass tennis court compare to other surface types? How does the modern racket affect the playing styles of today’s game? For answers to these and other questions read on.

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Rangers' Artificial Pitch Gets First FIFA Recommendation in UK

09 June 2003

Glasgow Rangers FC is the first football club in the UK to receive a top recommendation from FIFA for an artificial pitch, based at their Murray Park training ground on the outskirts of Glasgow.

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Bureau Veritas Acquires Weeks Group

05 June 2003

Bureau Veritas, the conformity assessment, certification, training and consulting group specialising in Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Social Accountability management, is pleased to announce the acquisition of WEEKS Group Plc, the engineering & environmental consultancy and materials testing house.

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England Hockey Elects New Team

03 June 2003

It has been announced that England Hockey has, at its General Meeting on Sunday 18 May, elected a strong new team that will lead the sport into a new period of growth and development.

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Groundsmen Digging Deep for Victory

23 May 2003

On the 14th May, The FA confirmed the county and regional winners of this years FA Groundsmen of the Year Awards, which for the first time will be sponsored by FA Partner Carlsberg...

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