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SAPCA Conference Grows in Stature

29 March 2002

The rapid increase in size and stature of SAPCA’s Annual Conference, held in March at Le Meridien Hotel near Warwick, reflected the continuing growth of the Association and the value of the event to the industry, with over 200 delegates attending over the two days.

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Celebrations at Blakedown Sport and Play

11 March 2002

This year there were two winners of the Blakedown Landscapes Ltd 2001 “Craftsman of the Year Award”.

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The Growing Tiger Force

26 February 2002

Tiger AG Ltd the synthetic sports surface producer has recently appointed Carly Baker as Marketing Manager at its Head Office in Kidderminster. Since the launch of the company last year, Tiger AG claims to be one of the largest dedicated artificial grass manufacturers in Europe and that in its first year has captured a huge share of the UK’s sport and leisure market for artificial surfaces. With increasing demand and a growing interest generated in the company, Tiger AG required a dedicated marketer to join the team. Carly, who has previously worked in marketing for Tarmac Ltd.

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Sports Labs Expand

26 February 2002

Sports 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.

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'Game On' at Bowdon Hockey Club

24 February 2002

During 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.

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2002 SAPCA Seminar Programme Announced

22 January 2002

The popular SAPCA Seminar format is being rolled out in 2002.

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Oasis Benefit from GTC Sports' Expertise

22 January 2002

GTC 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.

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GTC Sports - New

06 December 2001

GTC 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.

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Ajax FC of Amsterdam Orders Edel Grass Nature Pitches

05 December 2001

The 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.

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Record Breaking Attendance for Sports Facility Construction

21 November 2001

SAPCA's latest Sports Facility Construction event, held in Luton on 14 November, proved a great success.

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fsb Exhibition in Cologne - Football Rules!

17 November 2001

Many SAPCA members were exhibitors at the recent fsb trade exhibition in Cologne.

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UKA / SAPCA Maintenance Seminars Hit the Mark

17 November 2001

During 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.

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New Managing Director for Blakedown

29 October 2001

Nicholas Barfoot has been appointed Joint Managing Director of the Blakedown Group “Landscapes” Company.

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SAPCA website goes live!

09 October 2001

SAPCA Chairman Peter Wellington officially unveiled the Association’s new website at the LIW 2001 exhibition in Birmingham, on 3 October.

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ITF Appoints Stuart Miller as Technical Manager

08 October 2001

The ITF is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Miller, PhD, MSc, BSc to the position of Technical Manager at the International Tennis Federation.

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Jolly Hockey Sticks for England University

05 October 2001

The 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.

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Conica Launch Waterbased PU Spray

05 October 2001

Conica® Technik has had great success with its water dispersed polyurethane spray CONIPUR® 2211W.

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Blakedown Sport & Play Get Their Skates On

05 October 2001

Peg Hill Skate and BMX Park was officially opened on 11 August 2001.

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Hold that Tiger!

05 October 2001

The 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.

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