In November, the organisation of the Asean Para Games - taking place in Singapore from 3 to 9 December - installed TigerTurf Wett Pro artificial turf.
This pitch, 42 x 22 meters and placed in an indoor sporting arena, will be the location of the football tournament for visually impaired players. The turf was installed with the cooperation of Enertech Services Singapore. Due to time constraints, the organisation went looking for a partner who would be able to lay a top mat without infill in a short period of time. TigerTurf met their criteria: they were able to deliver all materials and components, including a technical Shock Pad, from the plant in Auckland, New Zealand.
50th birthday Singapore
This is the 8th edition of the Asean Para Games since the start in 2001. This time is the first time they will be held in Singapore. These games for athletes with physical disabilities are part of the many festivities Singapore is hosting to celebrate its 50th anniversary as an independent state.
Some three thousand athletes, trainers, companions and officials will be attending the Games. There will be competitions in all branches of sports, including athletics, football, swimming, archery, table tennis, basketball, weight lifting, bowling, chess, sailing and badminton. The organisation will also host numerous activities that focus on the social and emancipating elements of sports.
The main location of the games will be the beautiful, architecturally impressive Marina Bay Sands Center, on the waterfront in the heart of the city.