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Maldives Govt Contracts GSI (India) for 35 Futsal Courts

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:15AM IST (5:45AM GMT)
Hyderabad, India:  

The Maldives government has contracted Great Sports Infra (GSI), South Asia's leading sports infrastructure solution provider, for the supply and installation of 35 Futsal courts (five-a-side football) totaling an area of 1,75,000 sft in 35 different isles of the island nation.


With the national game as Football and a national Futsal team already in place, the Maldivian government was looking for a Futsal court with best playability, longest life and suitability for multisport and multipurpose. On all these counts, SnapSports Interlocking Modular Sports Flooring turned out to be the ideal choice.

Continuously engineering the most innovative products available on the market today, SnapSports is the official sports floor for the US Futsal Federation. SnapSports has been designed for Basketball, Tennis, Handball, Volleyball, Badminton and other sports, and is approved by their respective governing bodies like FIBA, ITF, IHF and USFF.

Rupesh Tikku, Director - Sales at Great Sports Infra, says, “We are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious project. The work is going on in full swing and we have completed about 50 per cent of the project in a record time. In the brief period since its introduction in this part of the world, an area of almost 6 lakh sft has been installed for clients like IAF, Indian Army, J&K Sports Council, Hyundai, Dell, TISB,  Jain International School, Manipal University, Gujarat Law Society, IIT-Madras etc. We are confident that this project will set a benchmark and be replicated in other countries as well.”

Robert Dougherty, International Sales Manager at SnapSports, says, “For over four decades, delivering high quality products has been our mission at SnapSports. We are glad to see the rapid adoption of these surfaces throughout the world. These surfaces are ideal for amateur to international level play.”

Mohamed Maleeh Jamal, Minister of Youth & Sports - Maldivies, says, “After extensive research and technical evaluation, we decided to go with SnapSports. GSI’s installation has been very professional and of the highest quality. We are very happy with the progress. Football legends like Ronaldo, Pele, Socrates and Zico honed their impeccable skills by playing Futsal. We are optimistic about the future and aim to be one of the best teams in the sport.”

About Great Sports Infra

GSI is South Asia's leading sports infrastructure solution provider. It was the first company to introduce the next-generation artificial grass – FieldTurf and today, there are over 5,500 installations across 230 cities & towns in South Asia. In the 10 years of the company’s journey, they have installed over 70 lakh sft of sports surfaces and executed some of the prestigious projects like the iconic Salt Lake Stadium, Vibrant Gujarat (Mahatma Mandir), 35th National Games of India, Kerala, Govt. of Gujarat (SAMA), World Military Games, Govt. of Maldives, Govt. of Mauritius etc. The product portfolio spans across artificial grass for sports & landscaping, complete range of indoor and outdoor sports surfaces, synthetic athletic tracks, sports field conditioning systems and turf protection tiles. GSI is a winner of CII-Business Line ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ Award 2012, Skoch Achiever Award - India's Best SMEs - 2015 and finalist of the prestigious TATA NEN Hottest Startups and ET-Power of Ideas.


About SnapSports

SnapSports® is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of premium modular sports flooring for residential and commercial applications. The company’s multi-patent & patent pending modular sports floors are top rated performance and safe play surfaces in the industry.


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