SAPCA Awards Finalists and Winners 2021


Allsports Construction and Maintenance WINNER – Project Award
The design and construction of an innovative synthetic turf pitch and resin-bound gravel play area at Ayr Grammar School. Located on the roof of the school’s new Early Years Teaching block, the work was undertaken in the confines of the historic property, which dates to the 1880s.

Britannia Paints
The development of a water-based binder to inhibit and remove the staining caused by iron pyrites on asphalt surfaces. The product is an effective neutraliser of staining caused by iron pyrites, safe to use, environmentally friendly and, as well as nullifying the spots, has been designed to bind the court surface to inhibit further staining.

Labosport WINNER – Innovation Award
A new Ball Trajectory Analysis service has been developed by Labosport to assess whether ball stop mitigation is required for a sports facility, and its recommended height and location. Sophisticated trajectory models for different sports (cricket, football, rugby, golf) offer objective decision making about ball stop mitigation.

Midstream Lighting
Midstream has created a new, Modus S Series luminaire, which is a 90% recyclable, high performing sports lighting fitting that can be used in both new and retrofitted environments.

Polytan Sports Surfaces
Working in collaboration with SAPCA members (Labosport, Hunts Contractors, Playdeck, Sport and Play and Premier Line Markings), Polytan delivered a stadium track replacement project in Manchester on time and in line with the requirements for the UK Athletics Championships.

The design, manufacture and installation of an indoor athletics ‘throwing area’ for hammer, discus and javelin at Kilbarchan Indoor Athletics Facilty.

SIS Pitches
The extension and re-development of a 3G pitch University of Nottingham. The project included the inclusion of infill retention measures, upgrade to LED lighting, new 8m high fencing with bespoke lacrosse netting, a video analysis service for live streaming and other associated ancillary equipment.

Sports Labs WINNER – Product Award
‘Field Marshall’ Impact Attenuation device. Weighing in at 14.2kg, the Field Marshall is capable of measuring force reduction (%), deformation (mm), energy restitution (%), impact values (IV) and GMax (G) results from a surface, using a device over 50% lighter than the AAA device. This opens the option for one-man testing, reducing from two technicians currently required to manoeuvre the AAA.

TigerTurf WINNER – Sustainability Award
The development of Trekboards through TigerUp. Primarily designed for infill retention and to protect the surrounding environment from infill migration, Trekboards are manufactured using 100% recycled raw materials, including end of life artificial grass. With a lifespan of more than 50 years, Trekboards will outlast traditionally used treated timber, and at the end of their life be recycled again.

Tony Patterson Sports Grounds WINNER – Project Award
The development of a world class facility across a 31 acre site at the Institute of Technology, Carlow in Ireland. The project included natural pitches for football, rugby and Gaelic sports, a GAA, FIFA and World Rugby compliant 3G pitch, athletics track, jogging trail all lit using LED lighting.

SAPCA Awards Finalists and Winners 2020

Cleveland Land Services (Guisborough) Ltd
Colliers Park, The Welsh FA Natural turf and 3G pitch constructions at the new Welsh national football development centre.

David Morley Architects LLP
The University of Loughborough New Student Village Active Campus.

J B Corrie & Co Ltd
Corrie Padel, A new design concept from a UK based padel court supplier.

Mark Harrod Ltd
Devoshift, New football goal design compliant with new goalpost standard.

McArdle Sport Tec Ltd
Bearwood Park, Reading FC Training Ground, 3G artificial turf pitch, hybrid stitched natural turf pitches and fibresand pitches complete with irrigation.

Polytan Sports Surfaces (UK) Ltd WINNER – Innovation Award
Big Stadium Hockey, Innovative temporary surfacing solution, helping hockey to move to the big stage without needing permanent infrastructure.

Rosehill Sports and Play
Success in the sun, an export success, From bracing Yorkshire to sunny Australia – a great British export story.

S&C Slatter Ltd / FieldTurf
London Stadium, Major League Baseball, Constructing a temporary baseball field in 21 days with a combination of 15,000m2 of FieldTurf Vertex turf and 345 tonnes of Pennsylvania dirt.

SIS Pitches
Myatt’s Field Park, A multi-coloured, one of a kind SISTurf Xtra Pitch.

Smith Construction (Heckington) Ltd
Stoneham Lane FC, Monks Brook Football Complex, FA Parklife Development, One floodlit 3G stadia football turf pitch, two 3G full-sized football training pitches to FIFA Quality Standard plus three natural grass pitches.

South Wales Sports Grounds Contractors Ltd
Bryn Celynogg Comprehensive, 3G pitch and athletics track construction including SUDS (SAB requirement) drainage system and Polytan SmarTrack system allowing live athlete tracking.

Sports Labs Ltd WINNER – Product of the Year Award
Lightweight traction device, A simple but innovative lightweight portable rotational friction tester (LwRR).

TGMS Ltd WINNER – Project of the Year Award
Berkhamstead School, Investigation, design and construction, Traffic flow planning, geotechnical and hydrological investigations, formulating a design solution and managing the construction phase.

TigerTurf (UK) Ltd / McArdle Sport Tec Ltd
Washington Football Hub, FA Parklife Development, Three artificial football pitches and one World Rugby regulation 22 accredited rugby field.

Tony Patterson Sportsgrounds Ltd
University of Limerick, Sporting Hub, 60,000m2 of elite-level synthetic and natural playing surfaces with 5,500m2 of new roads and car park plus a bespoke pavilion building.

SAPCA Awards Finalists 2018

Blakedown Sports and Play Ltd
Sobell Leisure Centre, Aberdare
Construction of an 8 lane running track with infield, runways, throwing events, floodlighting and fencing.

Cleveland Land Services (Guisborough) Ltd
Tonbridge School, Kent
Reconstruction of an athletics track and water-based hockey pitch.

David Morley Architects WINNER
The University of Warwick
New Sports Hub including: multi-purpose sports halls, swimming pool, climbing wall, fitness suite, squash courts and outdoor sports pitches.

DCM Projects Ltd
Cherry Gardens Primary School, London
Playground with wetpour, rubber mulch and artificial grass surfaces.

ProMax HydroFlex infill
Ecofriendly infill for synthetic turf surfaces.

Fleet (Line Markers) Ltd
The Cog Line Marker
Reusable and recyclable line-marking paint system.

Gerflor Ltd
Dale Youth Boxing Club, London
Flooring for reconstruction of the community hub and boxing gym.

Harrod Sport
Export of rugby posts
Provision of 17 metre Millennium rugby posts to all 12 host stadia for the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup.

McArdle Sport Tec / TigerTurf (UK) Ltd
Dorchester Town FC
Construction of a new 3G synthetic football pitch using TigerTurf Ecocept performance base layer and Atomic Pro 50 surface.

Notts Sport Ltd
NottsGrass Ultra synthetic cricket surface
A synthetic turf surface designed for high performance cricket incorporating texturised monofilament yarns.

Playinnovation Limited
Field Road Multi-Use Games Area, London
An inclusive outdoor activity space including: MUGA, sensory basketball boards, target games, table tennis tables, traverse walls and gym equipment.

Polytan Sports Surfaces (UK) Ltd
Poligras Tokyo GT hockey system
Incorporating bio-based synthetic material within the filament.

S&C Slatter Ltd
Eton College, Windsor
Construction of two full-sized hockey pitches plus a training area.

Spatial Structures
Millfield School, Somerset
Design, supply and build of a new purpose built indoor equestrian arena.

Sports Labs Ltd
The Pitch Rater player survey app
A smartphone application to collect player feedback and improve sports surfaces.

Tennis 2000 Ltd

Private tennis court, Chelmsford, Essex
Design and construction of an artificial grass tennis court with TigerTurf Advantage Pro.

Verde Recreo
University of the West of England
New floodlit sports pitches, changing room block and ancillary facilities at the Hillside Gardens Sports Hub.

SAPCA Awards Finalists 2017:

B&L Fencing Services – export success with fencing installation at Pomona Soccer Centre
Blakedown Sport & Play – 120 3G pitches for Goals Soccer
Cleveland Land Services – synthetic pitches for the K Sports Centre
DCM Projects – play surfacing at Kings Oak Primary School
FieldTurf – CORE multi-layer, dual-polymer fibre
Gerflor – indoor cricket surface for Kent County Cricket Club
Halliday Lighting – Smart Field pitch management system
JB Corrie & Co – Centennial fencing system
Notts Sport – ShockWave EcoBase system
Polytan Sports Surfaces (UK) – SmarTracks training system
Replay Maintenance – PitchPassport maintenance management system
Rocklyn Engineering – Ellesmere College indoor tennis facility WINNER
S&C Slatter – pitches at the Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub
SELSports – Rooftop Running Track in London
Sports Labs – FIFA IMS Accreditation
Synthetic Turf Management – MUGA at Pimlico Academy
Tennis 2000 – private tennis court in Henley-on-Thames
TigerTurf (UK) / Murfitts Industries – Premier Pro 3G surface & PRO-Gran infill at Cirencester Town FC

SAPCA Awards Finalists 2016

CLS Sports – Sporting Provision Improvements, Oundle School
David Morley Architects – The David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham
Dove Construction – Indoor Training Centre, Fulham FC
Geo Turf Consulting/McArdle Sport-Tec/TigerTurf (UK) Ltd – Aberyswyth Town FC
Halliday Lighting Ltd – LED Stadium Lighting, Derby County FC
O’Brien Sports – 3G Football Pitch, MUGA, Car Park, Polymeric Sprint Track, Romford
Playtop Ltd – Play surfaces and equipment, Cheshire
SIS Pitches – Sports Pitches, University of Manchester WINNER
Synthetic Turf Management Ltd – Hutton Rudby Tennis Club, Yorkshire
Trevor May Contractors Ltd – Improvements to access and outside social area, Shooters Hill Lawn Tennis Club