Pitch Resurface Timeline: St Edwards College

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Notts Sport are the synthetic sports turf industry’s resurface specialists, providing complete design consultation and advice from start to finish. Our experienced multi-sport team are experts in resurfacing old, worn-out sport facilities, with 21 synthetic pitch resurfaces completed in the last 2 years.

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St Edwards College in Liverpool is a prime example of a resurface project that took just 7 weeks to complete, once Fast Track Funding was secured. John Bennett, Head of Multi-Sports at Notts Sport, was on board to offer project management; design and maintenance advice throughout:

“We worked with John Bennett who was great: Really helpful, reliable and saw the project through from start to finish. He told us about Fast Track Funding, and within a couple of weeks it was all set up and we were ready to go, so it happened really really quickly: very simple.”

“Fast Track Funding enabled us to be able to fund this and pay it back over a number of years, so it was a great benefit for us.” Karen Vitalis, Chief Financial Officer, St Edwards College.

The timeline above shows how quickly the project developed after the initial pitch condition survey.

Read more about Notts Sport’s Fast Track Funding initiative on our website: http://www.nottssport.co.uk/fast-track-funding.html

Read more about our unique Design & Advisory service: http://www.nottssport.co.uk/sport-design-advisory.html

 

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

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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

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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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All Abilities Park: Thunder Junction

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The new Thunder Junction All Abilities Park in St. George is a dream come true for children of all abilities. It’s an inclusive park where children can play in spite of their physical limitations.

Children with disabilities often cannot play in a standard play area – and can‘t benefit from the incredible social, physical, and emotional benefits that play provides. Notts Sport were proud to help the City of St. George build this fantastic new park and playground. The remarkable play space offers accessible and sensory-rich equipment that enchants and delights children both with and without disabilities.

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The dinosaur themed park features playground equipment that is wheelchair accessible so that all children can enjoy the swings and the slides. Wheelchairs can also board the train which circles the park. Play areas surround a huge volcano as faux-dinosaur skull spills water onto a splash pad.

This universally accessible playground will give all the children in the community the chance to play, to grow, and to learn side-by-side.

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Lawrence Dallaglio opens the new Warden Park 3G Pitch

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Warden Park Academy’s state of the art ShockWave 3G pitch opened recently to crowds of eager children and local sports enthusiasts in West Sussex. The multi-use facility is ideal for both Rugby and Football, as the ShockWave jigsaw-like tiles that form the foundation for 3G grass are designed to absorb impact from high contact sports.

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Legendary England player, Lawrence Dallaglio was there to cut the ribbon and gave a rousing speech about the future of sport to the school.

A sudden downpour of rain came down during the event to really put the ‘All Weather’ pitch into practice, as the kids demonstrated their commitment and continued to train on their new facility.

This pitch is one of many sports pitch projects funded by our unique Fast Track Funding initiative. To find out more visit our website.

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY AT NOTTS SPORT!

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Technical Installation Assistant

Notts Sport Ltd. are the leading specialist in design, advice, and supply of synthetic surfacing systems for sport, play and leisure throughout the UK and overseas.

Due to the continued growth and business development in the UK and overseas Notts Sport are seeking a Technical Installation Assistant to join our enthusiastic team.

The ideal attributes of the successful candidate will be:

  • Technical and practical experience with installing artificial turf and needle-punched carpets for children’s play, cricket and multi-sport areas
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Fully PC literate

Key tasks to be performed by the successful candidate will be:

  • Building a positive working relationship with Notts Sport’s UK distributors and installers
  • Resolving technical, quality and installation issues relating to UK projects
  • Running training courses for new installers of Notts Sport’s products and then provide them with on-going assistance
  • Installing Notts Sport’s products to a high standard
  • Develop a deep technical understanding of Notts Sport’s products so as to suggest new methodologies and ideas for them

The successful candidate should also have a full driving licence, a valid passport and be in a position to stay overnight when needed

To apply or to find out more about the position please send your up to date CV with a covering letter to simong@nottssport.com with the title of the email “Job Application – Technical Installation Assistant ”.

England Hockey OFFICIAL PARTNERS

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ENGLAND HOCKEY RENEW AGREEMENT WITH NOTTS SPORT AS OFFICIAL FACILITIES PARTNER UNTIL 2021

Leading synthetic surfacing supplier Notts Sport will continue its ongoing support for hockey by extending its successful relationship with England Hockey as the organisation’s Official Facilities Partner.

The renewed partnership, which will run until 2021, means Notts Sport continue their fantastic work in collaboration with England Hockey, ensuring that clubs, schools and local authorities can deliver the best new and refurbished hockey facilities to help grow the game in communities up and down the country.

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The announcement comes four years after Notts Sport began working with England Hockey, offering Facility Design, Advice & Supply. The extension of the partnership provides an emphatic endorsement of the quality of service the company provides.

As well as the renewal of the Official Facilities Partnership, England Hockey and Notts Sport are also proud to announce their continuation as Official HockeyFest Partner. With Notts Sport’s help and the uplift in exposure hockey has received following the Olympics campaign, the 2016 HockeyFest initiative was successful in inspiring young and old alike to pick up a stick. Notts Sport has supported this fantastic nationwide event, which runs annually, to grow participation levels at hockey clubs around the country. In the extended partnership, the company will carry on working alongside England Hockey to encourage people to give the sport a try whilst enhancing the relationship between clubs and their communities.

Not only will Notts Sport continue with both these partnerships, the company has also announced that it is extending its investment within hockey. From the 2017, Notts Sport is proud to become Title Partner of the Schools Championships for Boys and the England Hockey Schools Conference. This will help to extend the reach of hockey even further giving more opportunities for children to play and be involved in hockey.

England Hockey Commercial Director Jon Cockcroft says: “We are delighted to have extended our partnership with Notts Sport through to 2021.  The market-leading work they undertake with our clubs and schools is critical to the facility provision for hockey and the support they provide our initiatives, such as HockeyFest, enhances the experience for existing and new players alike.  We look forward to working with Duncan and his team as hockey continues to make positive strides on and off the pitch.”

Notts Sport Managing Director Duncan Bennett says: “We care passionately about hockey and our partnership with England Hockey goes far beyond a pitch. We are equally as proud of HockeyFest and our involvement in supporting hockey as a sport, as we are the ongoing delivery of high-quality hockey pitches throughout England.

“We are extremely proud of the continued success of our relationship with England Hockey since we began in 2012 and look forward to an exciting period for the sport, building from the success of Rio 2016 with ambitious plans for the future development of the game.”

 
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