The Sports and Play Construction Association are pleased to announce that Colin Corline has been appointed as its new Project Manager. Colin will lead the association’s Technical Programme, which includes the development of new standards and the creation of technical guidance for all those involved in the delivery of sports and play facility projects, working closely with other technical experts from across the industry. He will coordinate the inspection programme that is a vital part of SAPCA’s Quality System, and play an important role in SAPCA’s liaison on technical matters with key sports governing bodies and other organisations.
Colin has worked within the sports construction industry for the past 23 years, involved in the design, project management and testing of indoor and outdoor sports facilities across several sports in the UK and around the world.
At Material Science Consultants Colin spent 12 years overseeing the construction and testing of over 200 sports facilities from design stage to delivery, often working in collaboration with international sports governing bodies, such as FIFA, UEFA, IAAF, FIH and the ITF. Career highlights include projects to build hockey facilities for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the renovated athletics track for the 2007 World Championships in Osaka and a ground-breaking hockey facility for the US Hockey Association in Virginia Beach.
At the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Colin worked for 11 years within the Regional Facility Project Management team overseeing the development, funding and delivery of 150 projects across the south of England and Wales. Within this role Colin also led the strategic development of 10 indoor tennis facilities in line with the LTA Blueprint for British Tennis. More recently Colin has also worked with SAPCA’s Tennis Court Division, updating of the Code of Practice for the Construction and Maintenance of Tennis Courts.
SAPCA Chief Executive Chris Trickey said, “Colin’s appointment will strengthen the SAPCA team. His extensive expertise and experience will be extremely valuable as we expand the activities of the Association.”