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SApcA AWARDS

A playing surface described the “biggest breakthrough in hockey since 1976” was among the winners of the 2020 SAPCA Awards 2020

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temporary playing surface,

Hockey is a portable pitch technology,

described as the “biggest

which has been designed to bring hockey

breakthrough in hockey since

back to existing, major venues. It can be

the Montreal Olympic Games”,

installed, used and removed in a short

an innovative piece of testing

space of time on a variety of sub-bases.

equipment and an ambitious sports hub

Stoop in London – home of Harlequins RFC

winners of this year’s SAPCA Awards. The

– into a hockey stadium, hosting England’s

trio beat strong competition from an

home matches against New Zealand.

overall short list of 15 entries. ■■Chris Trickey

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The surface was used to transform The

project have been declared as the tree

The SAPCA Innovation Award was given

“The SAPCA Award tops off the what has been an exciting and at times challenging

to Polytan Sports Surfaces for its Big

process as we worked with colleagues

Stadium Hockey solution. Big Stadium

from across industry pulling in a wide © CYBERTREK 2020 JANUARY 2020

Profile for Leisure Media

Sports Management March 2020  

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