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 environmental stewardship through its Green Clubs initiative.

Deutscher Fußball-Bund

German Football Association (DFB)

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 promote the best construction standards and business practices for the benefit of both members and their customers, as well as to contribute to the safe sporting pleasure of participants who use facilities constructed and/or serviced by members of the Association.

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 will reflect the sector’s support of the EU’s circular economy policies, and particularly its plastics strategy. Based in Brussels, Belgium, ECRA was established in 2004. Their members account for approximately 90% of European textile wall-to-wall carpet production and 73% of EU consumption.

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 to enhance and unify research across the sector. Our work has primarily been in artificial turf surfaces, but more recently includes natural and hybrid turf systems. In our approach we consider the interface between the surface behaviour and the athlete interaction is crucial and complex, in particular for performance and injury risk. We are constantly working towards developing and deepening our knowledge for describing and relating the components of sport surfaces to the many influencing factors in response to player (and mechanical test) loading – throughout their service life.

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 40 000 matches per season.

Stockholm Football Association is very much engaged in the work to create a sustainable transition to fossil free football facilities by, in cooperation with the industry, testing new biobased turf systems that meet the demands set by both FIFA
and the Nordic climate.


As the national agency for sport our role is to make sure sport plays its part in a thriving Scotland. We do this by influencing, informing and investing in the organisations and people who deliver sport and physical activity.

We have an important part to play alongside other agencies to deliver an active Scotland where more people are more active more often. An active Scotland is one where people are encouraged to participate, progress and achieve in sport. At the same time people become more active – and stay active.

The nation enjoys better physical confidence and competence and increased wellbeing and resilience. All of this is made possible by the people, places and spaces providing sport and physical activity.

As a technical team we provide advice and guidance on the design and construction of sports facilities and manage funding programmes to support facility development.

EuRIC – European Recycling Industries’ Confederation

EuRIC is the Confederation representing the interests of the European recycling industries at EU level. EuRIC, through its various Branches covering the vast majority of waste streams, brings together National Recycling / Resource Management Federations and Companies in lieu from more than 23 European countries active locally and globally.
EuRIC represents across Europe over:

– 5,500+ companies generating an aggregated annual turnover of about 95 billion €, including large companies and SMEs, involved in the recycling and trade of various resource streams;
– 300,000 local jobs which cannot be outsourced to non-EU countries;
– Million tons of waste recycled per year (metals, paper, glass, plastics, WEEE, ELVs, tyres, textiles and beyond).

By turning wastes into resources, recycling is the link which reintroduces recycled materials into the value chains again and again. Recyclers play a key role in bridging resource efficiency, climate change policy and industrial transition.