Gerflor is proud to have been chosen as the Official Flooring Partner of Netball Scotland. International flooring specialist Gerflor together with Netball Scotland will work collaboratively together over the next 3 years, to ensure that Scotland leads the way in selecting the best-in-class indoor sports surfaces.
The Scottish Netball Association was founded in 1946 and formalised at its first AGM in 1947. At this time, most netball was played in the Glasgow and Lanarkshire areas, and as the sport grew players represented their country for the first time. Netball Scotland Limited was formed in 2007 and in conjunction with investment from Sport Scotland, partners and sponsors govern the sport to support the development of netball across Scotland and allow their national athletes to represent their country.
Netball Scotland is the National Governing Body of Netball in Scotland, responsible for the governance and development of the sport across the country. Netball Scotland provides opportunities for its membership of players, clubs, local associations, schools, FE/HE institutions, coaches, umpires, officials, and volunteers. Their vision is that one-day netball will be the first-choice sport for women and girls in Scotland and field successful teams on the international stage.
Netball Scotland is pleased to announce the launch of its partnership with Gerflor Geraldine McGuire, Head of Development said, “We very much look forward to working with Gerflor, a recognised specialist and world leader in resilient flooring solutions, who not only align with our values but who is committed to sustainable development.”
Geraldine McGuire added, “As we continue to build an infrastructure of places across Scotland to support the growth and ambition of our sport, we are delighted to recommend Gerflor to facility partners for consideration within their plans.”
Wayne Andrews, Sports Manager – North, Gerflor commented “I have always been extremely impressed with the methodology of how facilities select their sports flooring in Scotland. A clear knowledge displayed by Sport Scotland and the participation of various governing bodies, together with community involvement from local authorities all contribute to a matrix that ensures the flooring surfaces specified and installed are based on a strict selection criterion that meets the needs of the users.”
Whilst Netball Scotland manages the headline act of the National squad, “The Thistles,” also have a critical role in driving community engagement and increasing children and adults’ participation in exercise and sports to further benefit their health. They are also actively assisting sports facilities with design guidance and of course, in general increasing the awareness and interest in netball within the communities.
Netball Scotland has chosen Gerflor’s and its Taraflex® Olympic pedigree sports floorings, as a perfect fit, based on their vision and national ambitions, thanks to its world-class performance when it comes to player safety, comfort and protection. The
Taraflex® sports surfaces are suitable for indoor applications. If it’s an outdoor area that needs to be renovated, Sport Court Powergame+ is another first-class solution from Gerflor that can easily and quickly transform a space ready for top-flight sporting activity.
It’s an exciting time in Scotland for netball, with a weekend of World Cup qualifiers taking place in October which will provide a great showcase for the sport and athletes alike.
Taraflex® indoor sports surfaces technical overview
Taraflex® sports flooring has been fitted at every Olympic Games since 1976. Approved by numerous National and International governing bodies as a world-class sports surface, it is also widely installed within the education, community, leisure, health, and fitness sectors. Taraflex® is ideal for new build projects and refurbishments and is extremely durable and cost-effective to maintain. Over 6 million pupils every day enjoy the benefits of Taraflex® sports flooring, as it delivers a versatile range that can be used for various multi-specialist applications.
Taraflex® is treated with Protecsol®, which renders polish redundant and is triple action meaning no polish is ever required, it contributes to easy maintenance and is anti-friction burn and slide/grip. Meanwhile, surface reinforcement which delivers durability and abrasion resistance is provided by a D-Max fibreglass grid.
The flooring offers maximum hygiene with bacteriostatic and a fungistatic treatment and comes with the Triple Action Protecsol® surface treatment which provides easy maintenance, friction protection and ‘intelligent’ sliding coefﬁcient.
Sport can play a huge part in student life. With a complete range of shock absorption P1/P2/P3, Taraflex® sports floors from Gerflor, deliver the right solution every time whether it is for exercise or play for all ages and abilities.
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