Jason Douglass Elected as New SAPCA Chair

16th Dec 2020

S&C Slatter are thrilled to announce that our Group Director, Jason Douglass, has been elected as the new Chair of SAPCA, the Sports and Play Construction Association, for a two-year term.

On-board for SAPCA’s future

After joining the 12-strong SAPCA Board as Chair of the Pitch and Track Division in 2019, Jason represented the views and opinions of Pitch and Track Division members, helping to support the implementation of SAPCA’s Strategic Review.

Of his new role as Chair, Jason commented:


“I’m pledging my commitment, my time and my energy to do the very best I can in this important role. My vision for SAPCA is deliberate change and progression – built on the foundations of an already strong association.

Ultimately, I want SAPCA to be at the front of mind when architects, consultants, local authorities and estate managers are looking to procure sports and play facilities.

I want each SAPCA member to feel they are in an advantageous position over competitors who aren’t SAPCA members.”


Chris Trickey, Chief Executive, SAPCA added:


“I have no doubt that Jason’s considerable experience and knowledge of the sector will enable him to be a great champion for the sports and play industry, and that his ambition for the Association will certainly help to strengthen SAPCA during the next two years.”


Jason was elected as Chair at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th December, 2020, replacing outgoing chair Andy Reed OBE, who added:


“I’m sure I speak for everyone associated with SAPCA when I say that I look forward to Jason leading SAPCA in its next stage of development… I think Jason will ensure a very strong strategic direction for SAPCA, which stems from his passion for the sector.”



SAPCA is the Trade Association for UK Sports and Play Construction, working towards building an active nation with a goal to “ensure that every project meets the customer’s expectations, is designed, built and maintained to last, whilst delivering excellent value for money.”

Find out more about Jason’s appointment on the SAPCA website.


We at S&C Slatter know first-hand the strength of Jason’s leadership and expertise, as well as the importance of SAPCA to the sports construction industry, supporting both members and customers. The appointment marks an exciting time for the sports industry and for SAPCA, who will undoubtedly continue to champion best practice, innovation and education under Jason’s leadership.


Get on board

If you’d like to learn more about Jason’s new role as SAPCA Chair, or are simply looking for guidance on a sports construction project then please get in touch.