SAPCA Game On
2014 Commonwealth Games

How are SAPCA members shaping the sporting stage? With the Glasgow 2014 Games starting soon, SAPCA members are hard at work behind the scenes creating ideal conditions for the sporting challenges that lie ahead


An increasing number of facilities are recognising the value of choosing a SAPCA member as their preferred contractor, consultant or supplier. Notable examples abound, with Zaun Limited recently being awarded nearly £4m worth of contracts for Glasgow's Commonwealth Games, following its success as the largest supplier of temporary fencing systems to the London 2012 Olympics.

Zaun, which specialises in integrated high security perimeter fencing, is designing, manufacturing, installing and decommissioning a broad range of temporary high-security fencing systems across the Glasgow 2014 sites, including premium Tier One venues.

Glasgow Games procurers have ordered several thousand metres of two of Zaun's principal temporary high-security fencing systems, hundreds of vehicle and pedestrian gates to suit each system and bespoke above ground and system mounted CCTV columns incorporated into the fencing lines.

The SAPCA member’s first involvement came in 2008, shortly after Glasgow was named as the host for the Games. Zaun will supply its MultiFence and RDS systems at heights of 3m and 2.4m, with sections fitted with PAS 68 Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) enhancements. Chris Plimley, Zaun's high security systems sales manager, says: “MultiFence was chosen because of the very cramped footprint around most Games venues, the tight timescales for installation and post-Games removal and the fact that it can be upgraded to a temporary HVM system without the need for foundations. "

A Grassroots Legacy

Fields In Trust is taking a broader approach to the Commonwealth Games, contributing through a grassroots legacy scheme across Scotland. Kathryn Cook, communications and marketing manager of fields in Trust explains the approach.

“The facilities we provide aren’t state of the art stadia,” she says. “They’re not for the opening ceremony or for elite athletes alone to enjoy. They are the local recreational ground, or sports pitch, a favourite park or playing field. Fields in Trust is working with local authorities across Scotland to safeguard outdoor recreational spaces so that people now, and in the future, will always have somewhere to get active. Without these grassroots spaces, the Commonwealth Games stars of tomorrow would have nowhere to discover and hone their talent.”

 



The Games will leave a lasting legacy – cultural and sporting – across Scotland
Pitching in: Other SAPCA members offering their critical services



SAPCA members getting involved in preparing the Glasgow 2014 Games also include: Gerflor, SIS Pitches, Herculan Sports Surfaces BV, Aggregate Industries UK (Spadeoak), ProAthletics, Neuff Athletic Equipment and Fields in Trust, to name but a few.

Gerflor is putting in 2,000m of sub-floor and 2,500m of table tennis flooring, while SIS Pitches is installing a new pitch at Celtic Park after the opening ceremony to combat the heavy footfall involved in creating such a spectacle.

SIS Pitches will also be building a complete new pitch at Hampden Park following the closing of the Games in November.

ProAthletics has been involved in procuring sports equipment for the Games, acting as UK agents for the world famous `Polanik’ range and supplying top quality hammer and discus throwing implements.

Herculan Sports Surfaces has worked in conjunction with Spadeoak to create two artificial grass hockey pitches for the Commonwealth Games. Herculan has provided the high-quality shock pad binder for improved play and comfort – a real team effort from two valued SAPCA members. What’s more, Herculan has supplied all the binder for the hockey pitches of the upcoming World Championship Hockey 2014 in The Hague.

Neuff Athletic Equipment are also supplying a range of styles and weights of shot, discus, javelins and hammers from several world manufacturers for both the able bodied athletes and for disabled discus throwers for use in the upcoming competition.

 


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SAPCA Game On

2014 Commonwealth Games


How are SAPCA members shaping the sporting stage? With the Glasgow 2014 Games starting soon, SAPCA members are hard at work behind the scenes creating ideal conditions for the sporting challenges that lie ahead

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome – one of the Glasgow 2014 venues that SAPCA members worked on

An increasing number of facilities are recognising the value of choosing a SAPCA member as their preferred contractor, consultant or supplier. Notable examples abound, with Zaun Limited recently being awarded nearly £4m worth of contracts for Glasgow's Commonwealth Games, following its success as the largest supplier of temporary fencing systems to the London 2012 Olympics.

Zaun, which specialises in integrated high security perimeter fencing, is designing, manufacturing, installing and decommissioning a broad range of temporary high-security fencing systems across the Glasgow 2014 sites, including premium Tier One venues.

Glasgow Games procurers have ordered several thousand metres of two of Zaun's principal temporary high-security fencing systems, hundreds of vehicle and pedestrian gates to suit each system and bespoke above ground and system mounted CCTV columns incorporated into the fencing lines.

The SAPCA member’s first involvement came in 2008, shortly after Glasgow was named as the host for the Games. Zaun will supply its MultiFence and RDS systems at heights of 3m and 2.4m, with sections fitted with PAS 68 Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) enhancements. Chris Plimley, Zaun's high security systems sales manager, says: “MultiFence was chosen because of the very cramped footprint around most Games venues, the tight timescales for installation and post-Games removal and the fact that it can be upgraded to a temporary HVM system without the need for foundations. "

A Grassroots Legacy

Fields In Trust is taking a broader approach to the Commonwealth Games, contributing through a grassroots legacy scheme across Scotland. Kathryn Cook, communications and marketing manager of fields in Trust explains the approach.

“The facilities we provide aren’t state of the art stadia,” she says. “They’re not for the opening ceremony or for elite athletes alone to enjoy. They are the local recreational ground, or sports pitch, a favourite park or playing field. Fields in Trust is working with local authorities across Scotland to safeguard outdoor recreational spaces so that people now, and in the future, will always have somewhere to get active. Without these grassroots spaces, the Commonwealth Games stars of tomorrow would have nowhere to discover and hone their talent.”

 



The Games will leave a lasting legacy – cultural and sporting – across Scotland
Pitching in: Other SAPCA members offering their critical services



SAPCA members getting involved in preparing the Glasgow 2014 Games also include: Gerflor, SIS Pitches, Herculan Sports Surfaces BV, Aggregate Industries UK (Spadeoak), ProAthletics, Neuff Athletic Equipment and Fields in Trust, to name but a few.

Gerflor is putting in 2,000m of sub-floor and 2,500m of table tennis flooring, while SIS Pitches is installing a new pitch at Celtic Park after the opening ceremony to combat the heavy footfall involved in creating such a spectacle.

SIS Pitches will also be building a complete new pitch at Hampden Park following the closing of the Games in November.

ProAthletics has been involved in procuring sports equipment for the Games, acting as UK agents for the world famous `Polanik’ range and supplying top quality hammer and discus throwing implements.

Herculan Sports Surfaces has worked in conjunction with Spadeoak to create two artificial grass hockey pitches for the Commonwealth Games. Herculan has provided the high-quality shock pad binder for improved play and comfort – a real team effort from two valued SAPCA members. What’s more, Herculan has supplied all the binder for the hockey pitches of the upcoming World Championship Hockey 2014 in The Hague.

Neuff Athletic Equipment are also supplying a range of styles and weights of shot, discus, javelins and hammers from several world manufacturers for both the able bodied athletes and for disabled discus throwers for use in the upcoming competition.


Originally published in Sports Management 2014 issue 2

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