England Athletics has announced three new partnerships to help improve athletics facilities across the country.
Polytan (synthetic track surfacing), Midstream (sports floodlighting), and Playdeck (track cleaning and maintenance) will support England Athletics’ ongoing commitment to raising the standard of facilities for both new and existing athletes, coaches, and officials.
A key part of this collaboration will see each facility partner drawing on their vast industry expertise to provide comprehensive support, training, advice, and strategic guidance to the athletics community.
Chris Jones, Chief Executive Officer of England Athletics, said: “England Athletics’ ambition is to create an innovative and inspiring network of sustainable athletics facilities, with the capacity to meet both current and future demand across England. Our exciting new partnerships with Polytan, Playdeck, and Midstream Lighting will help us to realise that ambition. During the current economic and health challenges, excellent athletics facilities have never been more important and we are delighted to be able to work collaboratively with all three of these highly regarded companies to help raise and maintain standards and also support us in developing an inspiring new generation of athletics facilities.”
David McCulley, Sales Director at Polytan Sports Surfaces UK Ltd, said: “The Polytan Team are excited to work with England Athletics, supporting their goals of improving the standards and quality of the facilities provided for athletes at all levels in turn leading to increased participation. This mission mirrors Polytan Sports Surfaces’ goals at both local and international levels. With market leading systems, Polytan Sports Surfaces is convinced that, together with England Athletics leadership, we can improve the quality of facilities in England. Through our mutual commitment to innovation we will strive to help athletics facilities develop to the next level from track performance to environmental impact with the ultimate goal to raise the athletes’ experience. The Best Perform on Polytan”
James Brunt, Midstream’s Director of Sports, said: “Becoming an official partner of England Athletics is an immensely proud moment for Midstream Lighting and all the team here are aligned in our goals to support the athletics community and the vision England Athletics has for the future of the sport. We’ve been working for over 10 years to help facilities become best in class when it comes to their LED floodlighting solutions, doing so via innovative products and solutions. We’re excited to continue doing so in closer alignment to the athletics community improving quality and standards on and off the track and field.”
Kevin Keep, Director at Playdeck UK Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be an official partner of England Athletics and are looking forward to servicing athletic clubs with cleaning and repairs to enhance and prolong the life of their facilities.”
SAPCA chief executive Chris Trickey commented: “SAPCA is delighted to continue and strengthen its excellent relationship with England Athletics.
“We work collaboratively to promote high standards for athletics facilities across the country and draw on the expertise and experience of the many SAPCA member companies that specialise in the design, construction and maintenance of facilities for track and field events.
“The selection of SAPCA members as additions to England Athletics’ group of Official Partners underlines the importance of facility development to the future success of the sport.”
As well as helping to raise the standards of athletics facilities across the country, each of the three new facility partners will work with England Athletics to develop new products and business models to further benefit the sport and those who participate in it.