With Sports Facilities 2020 just a couple of weeks away, we thought we'd round up the top reasons you'll want to attend this innovative new workshop for schools and clubs at Twickenham Stadium on March 12th.
With 10 expert sessions, you’ll get an understanding of the entire sports construction process, from surface choice and planning through to maintenance and revenue generation.
After the morning’s sessions, attendees can select a breakout session of their choice over a working lunch, as well as 1-2-1 sessions with any of the speakers. So whether you’re just thinking about a new project, or are looking to understand how to maximise your completed facility’s lifespan and ROI, you can ensure you get the answers you need from the event.
With protecting the environment high on the agenda for many, leading Environmental charity Fidra will be on hand with the latest guidance on delivering environmentally friendly sports projects. Ensuring your facility reaches its full potential is also important, so Intelligent Play will be on hand to show how advances in technology can reduce labour hours, increase pitch performance and longevity to maximise ROI.
Theory is important, but putting it into practice can often unearth unexpected obstacles. Every session will focus on real-world examples, such as Nick Johnston’s, who will delve into just what it took to bring the first artificial pitch to the RFU Championship for Coventry Rugby.
What’s a 3G, 4G or 5/6/7G pitch? Do we need a sand-dressed or water-based pitch for FIH certification? Is artificial turf safe for players?
These are just some of the questions that you, your colleagues, chairpeople, trustees or even parents might be asking when you start planning for a new sports facility. This is your opportunity to put the jargon to one side and understand exactly what surface you need for your school or club’s aspirations.