SAPCA Technical Meeting

Holywell Park, Loughborough University

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SAPCA’s next event is the annual Technical Meeting, which will take place at Loughborough University on Tuesday 16 October and is open to members and non-members.

The Technical Meeting is a valuable educational event for the industry, with a programme that includes a wide range of important topics. It is also a great opportunity to network with colleagues and guests from across the industry and key sports and play organisations. This year’s programme will include:

  • New Materials and Recycling Initiatives
  • New Standards for Goalposts
  • Quality Control Protocol for Performance Infills
  • Sustainable Drainage
  • Health & Safety on Site – Sharing Best Practice
  • CDM & the Construction Health & Safety File
  • Athletics Facilities Forum
  • Pitch Grading Framework for Natural Turf
  • The Quality of Materials for Tennis Courts
  • Understanding Hybrid Pitches
  • New Guidance for Netball Facilities
  • Maintenance of Sports Surfaces

The day includes an optional Dinner in the evening, at the Burleigh Court Hotel nearby, where overnight accommodation is available. The Dinner is always a very popular, informal occasion, when delegates will be able to relax and enjoy excellent food, company and entertainment.

SAPCA members are now invited to book places at the Technical Meeting. The cost is just £75 + VAT (for non-members £150.00 + VAT) for a Delegate, and £35 + VAT to attend the Dinner. Simply click on the link to the online Registration Form.

We have a number of exhibition spaces for members that would like to promote their products and services at the Technical Meeting. Spaces are nominally 2m x 3m, at a cost £225 + VAT. But note that this does include one delegate place, so the net cost is just £150 + VAT.

Please contact to confirm your space booking.

All bookings for hotel accommodation at Burleigh Court should be made through the Reservations Department of Imago on 01509 633033, quoting SAPCA (and if necessary our reference number 30440). The cost for B&B is either £94 (inc VAT) for an Executive room, or £67 (inc VAT) in their Lodge. More details are available from the Imago web site at Other local hotels are available in Loughborough if required.

Please book delegate places by clicking [here].

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