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ESTO Football Awards Winner 2014

Community Award The Community Award is designed to showcase the very best projects that have had a positive impact on the local community and residents.   Professional Club Award As increasing numbers of professional clubs install synthetic playing surfaces, which clubs have had the most positive impact on the industry and the perception of their […]

Destination Istanbul for ESTO CONGRESS

The ESTO Congress will take place June 5th in Istanbul, Turkey. Commenting on the programme: Nigel Fletcher, Executive Chairman said : ”Again we have a diverse and enriching conference programme. The content is a mixture of what ESTO has achieved, plans for the future, latest developments in the working groups. In addition some important presentations from […]

Synthetic football pitches in Sweden

In Sweden many first tier football clubs both men and women do play on synthetic pitches. Many stadia and arena just got their synthetic pitch not long ago. A major reason for the extensive use of synthetic turf not only in Sweden but also in the other Scandinavian countries can be found in the climatic […]

Hiiu Stadium, Talinn

Hiiu Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Tallinn, Estonia. The stadium and the administration building are owned by Nõmme district and are operated by Nõmme Sport Centre. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Nõmme Kalju youth teams. Nõmme Kalju FC is playing in the Meistriliiga, Estonia’s top tier of football. The club was originally established in 1923 and re-established in […]

Seearena Bürmoos, Austria

In June 2012 the Austrian community of Bürmoos got a new sporting arena for professional clubs and youth teams. The arena now has a synthetic pitch and a covered tribune for approximately 250 spectators. The old training facilities have been renewed and can again be used by the public. The new arena in Bürmoos also […]

Yusuf Kaptan Football Stadium in Lefkosa, Cyprus

In times of crisis sport is particularly important for people and so it was with great pleasure when the renovated Yusuf Kaptan Stadium in Lefkosa, Cyprus reopened its doors for sport in May 2013. The stadium was opened with a ceremony by the Prime Minister and the Minister for National Education, Youth and Sports. The […]

Complete Football, Newcastle

In 2007 Complete Football launched its new development and training centre. ‘Football For All’ was a key mission for the club and so the project involved the whole community including local football clubs and schools. Another goal was to bring a level of experience in football coaching and training to the community. Through the provision […]

Synthetic turf in Rugby

Synthetic turf is also commonly used in rugby. The International Rugby Board (IRB) globally promotes the use of artificial surfaces with its One Turf Concept. Goal of this concept is to set a standard that promotes mass participation in a multi-sport environment. Synthetic turf shall be understood as an alternative to natural grass. The IRB […]

Synthetic turf in field hockey

In the early 1970s synthetic turf fields began to be used for hockey. The first Olympic Games on this surface have been at the1976 Montreal edition. According to several critics synthetic turf makes field hockey faster and decreases the amount of disruptions. Synthetic pitches are now mandatory for all the international tournaments and for most […]

ESTO members at Rugby Expo 2014

Dear ESTO member, ESTO are always looking to maximise the value and benefits that they are able to offer as part of your membership of the organisation. In line with this, we have put an agreement in place with ESTO to offer all ESTO members a 10% discounted rate to exhibit at the Rugby Expo […]