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Five Main Reasons Your School Needs a Multi-Use Games Area

Posted on: August 18th, 2017

A multi use games area (MUGA) is a popular sports facility often found in parks and schools, which provides a variety of different markings and equipment in one area, making it possible to play a number of different sports. They are perfect for spots with smaller recreational space and are suitable for children of all ages. MUGAs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the two main types are composed of either artificial grass or hardcourt. Hardcourt MUGAs usually have built-in football goals and basketball hoops, and are surrounded by metal fencing to keep the ball in the arena….

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Why a MUGA is the Perfect Sporting Solution for Schools

Posted on: March 30th, 2017

There has been a boom in sporting interests among the British public since the 2012 London Olympic Games, and none have been more enthusiastic than the students of secondary schools, colleges and universities. After all, it is the young athletes of today who have the best chance of standing atop an olympic podium in the years to come. With such high hopes and so many sports to cater for, it can be a challenge for school governors to meet demand – or so it may seem. In reality it has never been easier to fill a curriculum with so many sporting…

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Maintaining Your MUGA – Part 2: Reactive Maintenance

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015

  Following on from our blog post in May which features tips on how to carry out proactive maintenance on your multi use games area (MUGA), this article will provide useful advice on reactive maintenance so you can decide which form of action will best suit your requirements.   What is reactive maintenance? As opposed to proactive maintenance which puts preventative measures in place before any damage occurs, as the name suggests reactive repair maintenance fixes damage which has already been done to the surface. There are several reasons why a MUGA may suffer from problems, including: Overuse Vandalism Lack of…

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Maintaining Your MUGA – Part 1: Proactive Maintenance

Posted on: May 18th, 2015

What is a MUGA? A Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) offers superior versatility, providing multifunctional goals and nets to accommodate a range of sports and games including: netball tennis football basketball It is an all-weather sports facility with different artificial sports surfaces which have been specially designed to suit individual requirements and design. For superior performance, it is strongly advised that thorough maintenance is carried out on MUGAs to ensure the most return from the investment. Therefore, our specialist team at Charles Lawrence have put together a two-part guide on the most effective ways to look after your MUGA to ensure…

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Continue Outdoor Play This Winter with Floodlit MUGAs

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

MUGAs What can you do if lack of space is a problem, and you need to accommodate numerous sports? How can you provide a facility that is used for football one day and hockey the next, when you do not have room for two sets of markings? Multi use game areas, or MUGAs as they are commonly known, are a great solution for maximising the space you have. This is because all the markings you require are combined, in different colours, on the same surface. The convention is for the most often played sport to be lined in white, followed by…

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Types of Turf Courts & Pitches Explained

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

Artificial grass surfaces are some of the most common court and pitch types chosen by leisure centres, clubs and schools, thanks in large part to their multi-sport purposes. They offer a huge number of benefits in comparison to natural grass, including reduced maintenance costs and all-weather capabilities. Artificial grass means no more canceled matches due to frozen pitches or costly refurbishments! So, the question that remains is: which type of artificial turf is best for your purposes? Each has different characteristics and suitability depending on which sports you play and how the pitch is used. Simply have a look through our…

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Winter MUGA Maintenance

Posted on: December 21st, 2012

Ensuring your sports areas & sports surfaces, whether it’s a football pitch, tennis court or school playground, are kept in the best possible condition has numerous benefits for users. Not only will it provide the maximum performance, helping to enhance the performance of the athletes or team using it, but it will improve safety, by keeping the area level, even and free from dangerous cracks or holes that could cause trips or falls mid-game. Good maintenance will also ensure longevity, helping you to save money on replacement surfaces and repairs, as well as keeping your sporting areas looking great and making…

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