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Welsh Rugby Union to plough £1m into infrastructure upgrades
Grassroots rugby clubs in Wales will be able to bid for infrastructure funding as part of the Welsh Rugby Union’s (WRU) £1m (US$1.3m, €1.2m) facility improvement scheme.
Sector urged to grasp opportunity of parks inquiry
Submissions to the upcoming public parks inquiry must tell the "hidden stories" of the damage budget cuts have wrought on specific local parks to have the greatest impact, according to parks consul
STRI Group announce Chinese partnership
STRI Group has taken a major step into the Chinese sports turf market after striking an agreement with Beijing iRENA Group and Shanghai KeHua Sports Promotional Co.
LTA launches park courts renovation project following Wimbledon success
Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title earlier this month during a standout tournament for British competitors / Steve Paston/PA Wire/Press Association Images.
Dale Vince lifts the lid on Forest Green Rovers stadium project
The owner of National League football team Forest Green Rovers hopes the club’s ambitious stadium plans will act as a catalyst for the development of more eco-friendly sports facilities.
Cabinet reshuffle: Karen Bradley named culture secretary
Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May has made a bold reshuffle to the cabinet, with a number of high-profile changes likely to affect the leisure sector.
Rio 2016 venues declared ready, despite delays
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has declared the facilities for the Rio Olympics ready for action despite well-publicised delays of some of the venues.
Everton FC lands £4m loan from council for training ground revamp
Everton Football Club has received a £4m (US$5.3m, €4.8m) cash injection from Liverpool City Council to make improvements to its training ground, including the development of a new show pitch.
Top entertainment at the 2016 IOG Industry Awards
Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at this year’s IOG Industry Awards, the UK’s biggest annual celebration for groundsmanship.
The unseen work of football ground staff, who ensure the grass is always greener
While pitches at Euro 2016 have struggled to cope with unseasonably heavy rain, England’s dreary weather has made Premier League ground staff world experts.