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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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Technical Surfaces Top with Power League

18 November 2003

The introduction of "third generation" synthetic surfaces has seen a resurgence in the development of specialist soccer centres across the country. What will be the secret of their continued success?

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London 2012 Reveals Winning Logo Design

17 November 2003

The River Thames was revealed today as the centrepiece of the logo for the 2012 Olympic Games bid in an unveiling ceremony at Tate Modern.

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Dehli to Host 2010 Commonwealth Games

14 November 2003

Delhi won the right to stage the 2010 Commonwealth Games on Thursday at the Commonwealth Games Federation’s general assembly in Jamaica.

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ERDC's Walsall Pitch Gains FIFA Accredditation

13 November 2003

ERDC and FieldTurf are delighted to announce the first FIFA Accreditation of a synthetic grass pitch in England.

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Milestone for London Olympic Bid as Preferred Sites are Unveiled

12 November 2003

The preferred locations of key venues for the London 2012 Olympic Games were unveiled yesterday.

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Ashes Series to be Played on Reinforced Pitches

07 November 2003

All three matches in the forthcoming rugby league ashes series between Great Britain and Australia will be played on reinforced pitches, the so-called DD GrassMaster system produced by Desso DLW Sports Systems.

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