How one child’s painting became the inspiration for a new community playground…

ChildsPlay, IntriCut

 

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The Lincoln Avenue Knightswood community-funded playground in Glasgow is an inspirational project that demonstrates how imagination can shape the future of play.

This creative space in the built-up residential location of inner-city Glasgow is a project that started life as a colourful painting by a young competition winner at a local primary school.

 

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Notts Sport‘s CAD department worked to develop a design based on an artist’s impression of the original painting, creating a fun depiction of the world with oversized houses, clouds and trees.

The design was then intricately cut out of synthetic ChildsPlay surfacing and installed in the centre of the play area, surrounded by ‘zones’ of bright coloured carpet to encourage imaginative play. The eye catching space is unusual because it doesn’t use traditional play equipment to fill the space. Instead, children are allowed to make up their own games and develop play freely in a sensory environment.

 

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With the launch of IntriCut, Notts Sport’s innovative in-house cutting service, creatively cut play spaces like this are being installed up and down the country. IntriCut’s specialist CAD technology enables the Notts Sport ChildsPlay team to work with clients to realise their creative visions, creating dynamic patterns, elaborate shapes and illustrations that prevent the need for other equipment or expensive structures.

Read more about how IntriCut is changing the face of the UK’s playgrounds: http://intri-cut.co.uk/

 

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Notts Sport build relationships across UK Hockey

England Hockey, Hockey Wales, MultiSport, Scottish Hockey

We are proud to announce Notts Sport’s new official partnerships with all 3 GB governing bodies: England Hockey, Hockey Wales and Scottish Hockey.  These relationships will help to cement the company’s position as the leader in the design and supply of Hockey Facilities, and will ensure that Notts Sport continue in their commitment to growing the sport’s participation levels across the UK.

“Notts Sport are committed to promoting Hockey and have an unrivalled track record of delivering high quality facilities as illustrated by our ongoing success in the hockey market throughout the UK.  Indeed, we have a vision of becoming the number one brand for Hockey in the UK, and our partnerships with England Hockey, Hockey Wales and Scottish Hockey will help us meet that challenge as we grow over the coming years.”

Duncan Bennett, Managing Director, Notts Sport.

 

Read more about Hockey facilities on our website: http://www.nottssport.co.uk/hockey.html

 

 

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Official Scottish Hockey Partners

Scottish Hockey

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Scottish Hockey announces Notts Sport as official Facilities Partner

Notts Sport are delighted to announce their new official partnership with Scottish Hockey as official Facilities Partners.

The partnership will be in place for three years as Notts Sport looks to support hockey north of the border in Scotland, replicating the success of similar partnerships with England Hockey & Hockey Wales.

Working in collaboration, Notts Sport and Scottish Hockey aim to grow the game at all levels and support clubs, schools, and local authorities to deliver the best new and refurbished hockey facilities, helping the sport thrive in Scotland.

Notts Sport will become the title partner for the Inter Districts competitions, which will be called the Notts Sport Inter Districts.

Scottish Hockey will also work closely with Notts Sport through HockeyFest which as of 2016 is now run throughout Great Britain. HockeyFest is the social event of the season, offering clubs a fantastic opportunity to promote themselves, show off their current facilities and raise funds for new equipment or projects. HockeyFest, held throughout August and September, is open to everyone and gives clubs the chance to develop unity and excitement and attract new members in the build-up to the season.

David Sweetman, CEO of Scottish Hockey, said: “We’re delighted to work in partnership with Notts Sport to grow hockey in Scotland. With a shared passion for hockey I’m looking forward to a bright future working in collaboration for the benefit of the sport. The expertise available through this partnership will help ensure more quality playing surfaces in Scotland.

Duncan Bennett, Managing Director of Notts Sport said: “Notts Sport are committed to promoting Hockey and have an unrivalled tracking record of delivering high quality facilities as illustrated by our ongoing success in the hockey market throughout the UK. Indeed, we have a vision of becoming the number one brand for Hockey in the UK and this exciting new partnership with Scottish Hockey will help us meet that challenge as we grow over the coming years. 

With the recent news that there is significant Scottish representation in the new GB Training Squads for Tokyo 2020, and with our shared values and vision for the sport it feels like an ideal fit and time for Notts Sport and Scottish Hockey to work together as facilities partners.”

 

 

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GB Medallist Crista Cullen MBE Opens Kent College’s New Hockey Pitch

England Hockey, MultiSport

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Notts Sport were delighted to welcome Team GB Olympic Gold Medallist Crista Cullen MBE to open the brand new hockey facility at Kent College Pembury in December.

The hockey player led a group coaching session for the girls at the school, offering specialised skills training and guidance before cutting the ribbon to officially open the pitch. The audience of parents, governors, alumni and staff were impressed to hear about the athlete’s journey to Rio, and her thoughts on the importance of a good hockey facility:

“Any school that’s able to have a fantastic Astro Turf in their grounds is brilliant for the school. It’s great to have one here in Kent County, and great that the kids are able to play on it day in day out. That’s what breeds better hockey players. Fundamentally facilities have to be there in order for the kids to be able to replicate what they see on the telly, and if they’re able to have access to it within a school’s grounds it’s all the better. If we’re talking about inspiring people and making sure that people have the ability to be able to play the sport we’ve grown to love over so long we have to be able to have facilities that can replicate that.” Crista Cullen

The sand dressed pitch is the latest addition to an impressive portfolio of state of the art sporting facilities at the renowned girl’s school.

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Introducing: IntriCut

ChildsPlay, IntriCut, MultiSport

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WATCH THE ADVENTURE TAKE SHAPE…

IntriCut is a brand new service brought to life by Notts Sport, using innovative surface cutting technology.

With our spectrum of vibrant colours, and with endless scope for creating complex patterns, shapes and designs, IntriCut provides the perfect solution for a number of outcomes, including: imaginative playground surfacing; sports turf logos; unique exhibition spaces and more.

State of the art CAD technology means that both elaborate and simple designs can be accommodated, expertly cut from synthetic surfacing and pieced together to create your bespoke flooring design.

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“One of the most exciting growth areas we are seeing is for bespoke designs and logos to be incorporated into the play and sport facilities we deliver throughout the UK and abroad. IntriCut is already proving that it can provide a world class solution to meet this demand whilst at the same time allowing us to diversify into new markets with new innovative & high quality products.

Indeed, innovation is an integral part of Notts Sport’s company values and Intricut illustrates yet again how we listen to our customers and constantly invest in Research & Development.  This state of the art technology is specifically designed to deliver the requirements of new and existing customers.” Duncan Bennett, Managing Director

“IntriCut will provide endless possibilities for clients to brand their sports facilities as well as allowing play providers the opportunity to create fun-filled play surfacing for their projects.” Shaun Patrick, Notts Sport Chairman.

You can read more about IntriCut here.

 

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