ACT Global Sports' turf selected for the 2010 Asian Games
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Austin, Texas USA
Leader in synthetic turf technology, ACT Global Sports has been selected as the provider of hockey surfacing for the 2010 Asian Games hosted in Guangzhou, PRC from November 12th – 27th. The 16th annual Asian Games boasts 45 countries and 10,156 athletes competing in a variety of sports, with field hockey as one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated tournaments. The field hockey events feature many teams with high FIH ranking, in both the men’s and women’s competition.
A total of four full size hockey pitches have been installed at the Guangzhou Olympic Hockey Stadium Complex, including two competition pitches which have been field tested and approved for interntional hockey tournament use.
ACT Global Sports’ Xtreme Turf and ACTurf hockey products comply with the FIH strict performance requirements, for international and national hockey competitions.
Director Chris Clapham comments, “We are extremely proud to have been selected as the surfacing supplier for this world class tournament. The feedback from players and coaches has been very positive, and we look forward to a high standard of competition during the two week event.”
The Asian Games further honored Mr. Clapham by inviting him to carry the Asian Games Torch during its relay. This was a rare experience for a foreigner.
ACT Global Sports is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has regional locations in The Netherlands, Cyprus, Poland, Thailand, Australia and China. Local sales and support is offered with representatives located in over 50 countries through an expanding partner network of leading sport field contractors. The company has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications along with state of the art manufacturing on 3 continents and a dedicated research and development center.