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Sports Labs Take Delivery of Football Pace Cannon

02 October 2003

Sports Labs are now ready to complete their application to become an approved FIFA and UEFA field testing laboratory.

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Unsung Heroes are Pitch Perfect

01 October 2003

Top groundsmen have been rewarded by the FA for their hard work on the pitch.

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Blakedown on Track at Brunel University

29 September 2003

Blakedown Sport and Play are more than half way through the construction of a £2.2 million contract for Brunel University.

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London 2012 Appoints CEO

26 September 2003

London 2012 has appointed Keith Mills as Chief Executive.

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sportscotland Launch New Sports Facilities Strategy

24 September 2003

sportscotland releases briefing pack for the new National & Regional Sports Facilities Strategy.

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Lotto Sports Facilities for Carmarthen

23 September 2003

The Sports Council for Wales is releasing £428,467 from its lottery budget to invest into sports facilities in Carmarthenshire.

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Lords Votes in Favour of Irrigation

20 September 2003

Lords' head groundsman, Michael Hunt, couldn’t have picked a better time than this year’s recent hot summer to install the home of cricket’s first automatic irrigation system.

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London 2012 Bid Gathers Momentum

17 September 2003

Britain’s bid to stage the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London gathered pace this week with the announcement of further key appointments to the bid team and the unveiling of the official website.

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FIFA Final Tournament on Artificial Turf Wins Acclaim

16 September 2003

Finnair Stadium, Finland’s national football stadium, has made history after becoming the first venue with an artificial pitch to host a FIFA final tournament.

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London 2012 Bid Boosted by Board

16 September 2003

Barbara Cassani, Chairman of London 2012, is delighted to announce the Board of the company bidding to bring the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to London.

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Sky-blue John is Spot on With a Modern Apprenticeship

15 September 2003

17 year old Sky-blues apprentice groundskeeper John Ledgwidge is named as the 2003 Warwickshire College Modern Apprentice 'Greenkeeper of the year'

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Knowles Supports Wembley Redevelopment

13 September 2003

Knowles Capital Projects has been appointed to monitor development of the new GBP750m Wembley stadium

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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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