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Polymeric MUGA Restoration

Have you had much experience with MUGAs? I don’t mean an angry guy with a flick knife to your throat in the park while you walk the dog, I’m talking about Multi Use Games Areas. These are facilities that are marked out for a variety of different sports that multiple games can be played on. […]

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Residential Tennis Court Refurbishment in Hereford

So, Wimbledon has been and gone and the tarpaulins have been pulled over the courts for the final time for another year. Hopes of a Scottish, sorry, British, champion have been dashed for another twelve months, and strawberries are suddenly on two-for-the-price-of-one in the SW19 postcode. What on earth can you do to fill the […]

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The Benefits of Playing Hockey

Brutal fights, missing teeth, huge pads. No, not a night out at a dodgy disco in the 1980’s; hockey. If you fancy yourself as the next Wayne Gretzky then you’re not alone. Over half a million Canadians are registered as hockey players, and if there’s one thing the Canadians know, it’s hockey. So, why should […]

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Health Benefits of Playing Basketball

When it comes to sport, America’s first love might be its age-long tradition of American football, but coming in at a close second is basketball. Created in the USA in 1891, Dr. James Naismith is known as the founding-father of the well loved American game. Born in 1861 in Ontario, Canada, as a young boy, […]

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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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