0 Notts Sport pitches a well-grounded solution to spending cuts

Leading synthetic surfacing specialist Notts Sport is offering an ideal solution for local authorities and other organisations that need to maintain quality sports facilities, in spite of the current severe financial constraints that have seen central government funding cuts of around 12%.

Whether as a brand new installation or a refurbishment, a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), is the cost-effective way to provide a wide range of sports and activities in one self-contained area - without overstretching scarce budgets.

While proven to be a cost effective solution, a Notts Sport MUGA is also guaranteed to be a long-lasting option, with various design options offering customers facilities that have lasted over 18 years before resurfacing is necessary, far beyond the life of alternative solutions.

Notts Sport MUGA SurfaceAnd because dynamic base systems can be incorporated into the design it can be used even after heavy rain, meaning Notts Sport MUGAs offer year-round playability and maximising playing performance and potential revenue generation.

Shaun Patrick, Chairman of Notts Sport, says: "Choosing a long-lasting and low-maintenance MUGA with Notts Sport can help local authorities and other operators continue to fulfil their obligations to provide high-quality sports facilities, even when budgets are tight.

"And because our expert Design & Advisory service is available at no additional charge to the components we supply, customers can ensure their facility refurbishments or new projects are financially feasible and fully suited to their needs, without paying any upfront fees."

Notts Sport's high-quality MUGA solutions comprise every component required for the scheme to create just the right performance for activities such as football, tennis, hockey and basketball, and many of the MUGAs are surfaced by its high-quality NottsSward synthetic turf, possibly the most versatile multi sport surface available.

The package of facility design options offers solutions for drainage, base construction, perimeter fencing and floodlighting, equipment and associated features, while surfacing options can come in a choice of 15 vibrant colours. A revenue generating sponsor's logo can also be included within the surface.

Notts Sport recently completed the refurbishment of a West London school's existing MUGA, which had reached the end of its life.

A VHAF NottsSward synthetic turf surfacing system was chosen for the 58m by 30m facility, to support the school's requirement for low maintenance combined with high durability.

A further, key reason for the selection of this unique system over other, 'off the shelf' synthetic turf surfaces was that Notts Sport provides a bespoke design service, and could tailor the entire construction to provide the right performance characteristics for the school's sports curriculum, which include five-a-side football, hockey, netball and aerobic activities.

The Notts Sport MUGA system design chosen by the client team comprised a new macadam wearing course and surrounds, a NottsPad SP Shockpad to provide comfort under foot and performance suited to pupil activities, topped by VHAF NottsSward sand-filled synthetic grass with inlaid lines and multicoloured markings to denote different sports and games.

Notts Sport customers benefit from expert advice and assistance from the design stage to installation and aftercare, while retaining full control over the characteristics and components that make up their specific facility.

The company, which has over 26 years of experience in the sports and play surfacing sector, also assures full quality control and minimal disruption throughout the installation of a MUGA, through its approved network of trained, qualified distributors.

Further information on Notts Sport's surfacing products is available by calling 01455 883 730 or by visiting www.nottssport.com

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