NOC*NSF was founded in a merger between the Dutch Olympic Committee and the Dutch Sports Federation. Ninety-four national sports organizations (77 sports associations and 17 associates) are affiliated with NOC*NSF today and together they represent almost 24,000 sports associations totalling 5.2 million organized athletes. Sports infrastructure quality controller The quality of the construction of sports […]

Irish Football Association

Founded in the Queens Hotel, Belfast back on 18th November 1880 the Irish Football Association is the fourth oldest governing body in the world behind the other three home associations. Up until partition in 1921 the Irish FA governed football across the entire island but a decision by the Dublin clubs to form their own […]


The Lega Nazionale Dilettanti (National Amateur League) is the league which rules amateur football of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in Italy. Founded in 1959 in Rome, it has many leagues inside: a national league, the Inter-regional Committee, which organizes the Serie D championship from 1981, 19 regional leagues, the Women Football Division, and the Futsal Division.    

GAA National Games Development Centre

The Gaelic Athletic Association is an Irish international amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused primarily on promoting indigenous Gaelic games and pastimes, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and rounders. The association also promotes Irish music and dance, as well as the Irish language and it also promotes […]

Football Association of Ireland

The Football Association of Ireland (Irish: Cumann Peile na hÉireann) is the governing body for association football in the Republic of Ireland.

SAPIA – Sports and Play Industry Association

The Sports & Play Industry Association (SAPIA) is the peak industry body for sports, playspace and recreation construction in Australasia. Our members include specialists in design and engineering, construction and surfacing, maintenance, manufacture and supply of equipment and products, as well as testing of sports and play facilities. SAPIA is a not-for-profit association, established to […]

ECRA – European Carpet and Rug Association

ECRA is committed to helping its members develop a standard, coherent industry approach to making the transition to a circular economy. Here, they seek to define a Strategic Plan marking a new phase in ECRA’s performance framework and addressing some of the key challenges facing the carpet and flooring sector in Europe. Importantly, this plan […]

Loughborough University

The Sport Surfaces Research Group at Loughborough University sits within the Sports Technology Institute, set up in 2002. In addition, we established the ‘Sportsurf’ network to raise awareness and collaboration between industry and academia. The research group’s research portfolio is broad across 4 key themes: User Safety; Play Performance; Pitch Infrastructure, and Maintenance. We aim […]

Stockholm Football Association

Stockholm Football Association is the governing body for football in Stockholm County (except for 4 out of 26 municipalities). The Association was founded on 29 March 1917. Today the association has 450 member clubs. Among them the largest clubs are Djurgården IF, AIK, Hammarby IF and IF Brommapojkarna. The association represents 5000 youth teams playing […]