Sports Labs is proud to sponsor SAPCA’s annual Technical Meeting this year which will be held on 15 October at Holywell Park, Loughborough University. This is a valuable educational event for the sports and play construction industry, with a programme of expert speakers, covering the most important subjects and issues of the day, together with an exhibition of leading suppliers.
The Technical Meeting is open to everyone working within the industry, whether or not they are members of SAPCA. The event provides an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues from across the sports and play industry, as well as with our guests from key sports and play organisations and funding bodies.
This year’s Programme includes a wide variety of topics relating to sports and play surfaces, both natural and synthetic, outdoors and indoors. These include:
Hybrid Pitches – Review of the Latest Systems
Refurbishment of Natural Turf Pitches for Community Use
Pitch Preparation for a Champions League Final
New UEFA Performance Standards for Natural Turf Football Pitches
New Developments in Synthetic Turf
The Development of Non-Infill Turf
New Yarns to Reduce Water Demand on Hockey Pitches
100% Recyclable Turf – Is it here yet?
Recycling Synthetic Turf Systems
Microplastics and Infills – Environmental Implications
Maximising the Play Value of a Modern Facility
Latest Standards for Play Equipment and Surfaces
Understanding HIC and its Application for Sports and Play Systems
Legal Responsibilities for Suppliers, Installers and Owners
Standards and Regulations
New ITF Test Methods for Tennis Surface Performance
New FIBA Manual for Basketball Courts
Review of Biomechanics Research Relating to Synthetic Pitches
Waste management Regulations – the Importance of Compliance
New Code of Practice for Design, Specification and Testing of Bases
New Code of Practice for the Construction of Outdoor MUGAs