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Why You Should Sponsor Leigh Athletic FC?

Leigh Athletic FC are the towns longest running and most decorated football club. Founded in 1958 as Old Leighans the club has played in the Farnworth, Leigh, Lancashire Amateur League and now the Manchester Amateur League. Our history in the town has been based on strong connections with; Leigh Harriers, playing at the old Holden […]

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Improving Physical Activity in Schools

Getting children active is becoming more and more important in today’s society. With the rise in childhood obesity it is essential to get young people to participate in sport and athletics. Schools across the UK should certainly consider getting sports and athletics facilities installed in order to improve the physical activity levels in children and […]

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Top 5 Sports Surfaces for Tennis

There are a number of sports surfaces which could be installed for tennis. Artificial surfacing is a preferred option for many players when compared to all-natural surfacing. The reason for this is due to the permeable properties which come with synthetic surfaces. This means that water can drain through easily and so the facility may […]

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Thornton Sports Gets a New Lease of Life

As you may know, Thornton Sports have recently taken a new direction and our company is now available to take on installation work for their current jobs. Due to the company’s reshuffle, Sports and Safety Surfaces are stepping forward as an alternative contractor as we have completed many similar sports construction projects. We have now bought […]

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How Much is Astroturf?

If you’re thinking of having a synthetic grass sports pitch built, you have probably thought a lot about the question ‘How much is astroturf?’ This is a tricky question to answer because the prices tend to vary for each project, depending on loads of different factors. You need to consider your own budget, design requirements […]

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Synthetic Turf Sand Infill Porosity Assessment

A Synthetic Turf Sand Infill Porosity Assessment has been carried out recently to a dozen all weather sports pitches because they seemed to be holding water. An all weather pitch is designed to soak up rainwater through very quickly. The sand infill is porous and if it is a 3G pitch the rubber infill product is […]

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Synthetic Sport Pitches Standards 2016

The Synthetic Sport Pitches Standards 2016 has been changed. Testing bodies of the artificial grass sport pitches now have different criteria to pass the surfacing. As you will be aware, FIFA published their new manual for football turf in October 2015. Please be sure to keep updated with these changes if you already have a synthetic […]

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3G Pitches Perfectly Safe – Tested and Proven

Recently it has been mentioned in the media about the safety of the artificial turf sports pitches. There has been some concern among individual players and sports clubs over some of the materials used in the construction of these facilities. I would like to confirm 3G Pitches are perfectly safe and this is tested and […]

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Track and Field Facility Specialists

There are plenty of schools and public sports centres who have recently installed new athletics facilities to help improve activity and health for students and local people. Some of the most common products include full sized running tracks, long jump runways and high jump fans. These outdoor features are designed to suit the requirements of […]

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Netball Court Resurfacing Experts

Over time your sports surface may become damaged or worn out due to excessive and repeated use. Our company can carry out services like resurfacing for netball courts to restore the original quality. A netball court resurfacing process can dramatically improve your existing sports surface, whilst providing excellent playing properties for those who will make […]

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