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Sports Management
2013 issue 1

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Hexa tennis posts to be supplied into Far East

Birmingham-based Hexa tennis posts have been chosen by Southern Cross Sports, supplier of sports goods Australia and the Far East, which is based in Sydney. The posts are steel with cast aluminium caps and stainless steel net lacing bars. They are thermoplastic, coated in black for extreme durability under harsh conditions, and fitted with an all-brass winder and company logo.

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Hexa tennis posts
Limagrain UK adds new grass varieties

Limagrain UK has added three new grass varieties to its catalogue of sports and amenity grass seed mixtures in the MM range. Varieties Cyrena, Nikky and Heidrun have been added into selected mixtures, including the winter sports mixture MM60, which now includes the ryegrass Cyrena cultivar. Mixtures for golf greens now include the Nikky grass variety. Fairways, lawns and landscapes mixtures now include the Heidrun grass.

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Liverpool Football Club uses TRX for training

Liverpool Football Club will be using TRX training machines in 2013. The company behind the TRX Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer will continue to provide fitness training to the Barclays Premier League team for the next year. The Liverpool Football Club squad and staff will also be training with TRX fitness experts, establishing specific training programmes for its First Team and Academy players. The team have used the TRX Suspension trainer during pre-season camps in Asia and the US in previous seasons.

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Clayhill Park’s cricket pavilion by AV Danzer

AV Danzer is building a 10-module cricket pavilion at Clayhill Park in north east London. The portable buildings manufacturer demolished the old pavilion building in mid-January and undertook all ground works and the construction of a raft foundation while replacement modular LinkPak buildings were being manufactured. The new facility will provide 2,195 sq ft
of space and will include changing rooms, showers and toilets as well as a new club house, storage space and a referees’ facility, ready for the start of the cricket season in May. In winter the pavilion building will be used by other sports teams.

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Dura-Sport’s DSi-pro awarded ECB approval

Synthetic surface specialist Dura-Sport has developed a new non-turf cricket pitch, the DSi-pro cricket system, which has been approved by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The i-weave pitch surface has been developed with the aim of providing a strong and durable cricket surface and is, supplied with a seven-year warranty and life expectancy of more than 12 years. Dura-Sport has been manufacturing and constructing non-turf cricket facilities since 1995.

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Morecambe’s newest 3G pitch by Thornton Sports

Thornton Sports recently constructed a 3G synthetic grass pitch at Morecambe Community High School. The pitch is surfaced with Thornton Sports’ in-house UK manufactured third generation SoccerTurf 60M surface, which is designed for football and touch rugby. Floodlighting has also been installed to extend the usage options for the school. The site has since hosted County Cup games as well as in-house tournaments and there are plans to host the local primary school tournament in future.

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Evac+Chair donates life-saving device

A UK golf course will have its finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to the health of its golfers thanks to a heart-lifting donation. Birmingham-based Evac+Chair International
donated a CardiAid Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Mytime Golf’s Hatchford Brook Golf Course in Birmingham. The defibrillator is a ‘talking’ public access device to provide life-saving electroshock treatment for people who suffer a heart attack or cardiac arrest. Established in 1969, Hatchford Brook Golf Course is managed by Mytime Golf on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

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Polytan’s new LigaTurf

Polytan STI has developed the LigaTurf RS Pro CoolPlus for professional football. The new turf is designed to have a high level of wear resistance. The turf has been installed at the Torsvollur National Stadium in Torshavn in the Faroe Islands, which has been awarded the FIFA 2 Star Recommended rating. The new LigaTurf is made of yarn fibres that are designed to remain upright and straighten quickly.

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Skiplex opens a training centre in Woodley, UK

Skiplex indoor ski training has opened a second UK site offering ski lessons. The Woodley site slope operates like a running machine, using a squash court sized treadmill on which a carpet-like material is fixed, allowing up to three people to ski or snowboard at any one time, and six per hour. The moving track is operated by remote control, and can reach up to 25mph and can be steeply elevated for advanced skiers.

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Skiplex

Originally published in Sports Management 2013 issue 1

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