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Campbell Outlines UK Sport Review Plan

31 October 2003

"An organisation suited to the needs of elite sport in a devolved Britain,” is how Sue Campbell describes the UK Sport she would like to see at the conclusion of her 18-month term at the helm of the UK’s elite sport agency.

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New Guides for the Renovation and Painting of Tennis Courts

31 October 2003

SAPCA has published two new technical guides to assist tennis clubs and others who are involved in upgrading their existing tennis courts.

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London 2012 Completes Management Line Up

30 October 2003

London 2012 has appionted Debbie Jevans as Director of Sport, Neil Wood as Finanace Director and Charles Wijeratna as Commercial Director to complete the management team bidding to bring the Olympic Games to London.

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Charles Lawrence Surfaces Expands Licensee Network to the Channel Islands

28 October 2003

Charles Lawrence Surfaces plc has now announced the appointment of a new partner in the Channel Islands, further expanding its network of licensees and ensuring a leading presence for the company on a wider European platform.

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Mills & McGiven Deliver Olympic Vision

27 October 2003

Keith Mills, Chief Executive of London 2012, and Alec McGivan, Director of Sport at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), outlined their vision for an Olympic and Paralympic Games in the UK.

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Charles Lawrence Surfaces Develops New Position

24 October 2003

Charles Lawrence Surfaces, a market leader in the supply and installation of synthetic sports and play surfaces, has appointed Jane Samson as Sales Office Manager, based at the Charles Lawrence Group’s head office in Newark.

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Sports Minister Launches World’s First Sports Science and Technology Cluster

17 October 2003

Sports Minister Richard Caborn has launched the world’s first sports science and technology cluster, in South Yorkshire.

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The ERDC Group Appoints New Business Development Executive for Sports

15 October 2003

Geraldine Smith has joined ERDC’s Sports Surfacing Division as a Business Development Executive, covering the Midlands and the South.

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Building For The Future - SkillsActive Skills Fund Launch

14 October 2003

The new Sector Skills Council for the active leisure and learning sector, SkillsActive, has today received its full licence from Secretary of State for Education, Charles Clarke.

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Liverpool FC Submits Plans for New Stadium

13 October 2003

Liverpool Football Club has submitted a planning application to the City Council for its proposed new 60,000-seat stadium in Stanley Park.

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Anne Ellis MBE Appointed Acting Chair of the Sports Council for Wales

10 October 2003

Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport, Alun Pugh, has announced that Anne Ellis MBE has been appointed as acting Chair of the Sports Council for Wales.

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Maintenance Seminar a Sell Out

08 October 2003

Last week's SAPCA/IOG seminar in Bristol on the "Maintenance of Synthetic Sports Surfaces" attracted a full audience.

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Replay Kicks off with Powerleague

07 October 2003

Replay, the specialist maintenance company launched by The Charles Lawrence Group, has added Powerleague to its growing customer base.

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History in the Making - The Exciting Progress of the New Wembley Stadium Revealed

04 October 2003

30 September 2003 marked the first anniversary of construction on the new Wembley Stadium. Work is currently ahead of schedule and on budget.

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Versatile Brushing "at the Flick of a Switch"

03 October 2003

Steve Welch, Groundsman of the Year 2002, chooses the SISIS OSCA oscillating brush to maintain the synthetic pitches at Nottingham Forrest FC.

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London 2012 Becomes Bookmaker's Favourite

03 October 2003

London has jumped ahead of early leader Paris in the 2012 Olympic bid race, according to Australian bookmaker Centrebet.

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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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