Sports trends for 2022
Like many industries, the world of sports has seen major changes in the priorities, habits and behaviours of participants over the last two years.
Shifts in values and culture within society are reflected in the sports community and will continue to affect the demands placed on facilities.
At Stadia Sports we offer one of the widest ranges of sports equipment in the UK.
After a busy 2021, especially a packed summer of postponed events and rearranged fixtures, we take a look at how we can continue to serve the needs of players over the next 12 months.
Upgrading the football ground experience
Creating a positive environment in the stadium is among recommendations from Deloitte in its review of trends and the impact of Covid-19 in football. It says creating a memorable spectator experience is important for encouraging fans to extend their visit.
And for players at all levels, high-performance kit and quality pitches are vital for attracting and retaining talent. An additional £50 million has been pledged by the Government to improve grassroots football facilities across the country to open up opportunities for more people.
True partnerships, which align club values, can be a key factor in developing facilities, such as Stadia Sports’ alliance with Staffordshire FA.
As a manufacturer of football goal posts we work closely with clients to supply the equipment which best suits their needs and budget. And of course our goals are all independently tested to meet new British safety standards.
As part of the Broxap Street Furniture group of companies, our manufacturing expertise extends beyond the goal line to dugouts, shelters, litter bins, seating, barriers and fencing. We provide everything teams need to keep players and fans safe and comfortable.
Record interest in tennis
With Emma Raducanu rewriting the record books at the US Open, there has been a surge of interest in tennis.
Now is the time to seize the opportunity and invest in facilities to support the growth of the sport.
Park tennis courts in particular are ripe for upgrades as increased participation in youth age groups is likely to be leading the new wave of activity.
Drivers also include the development of tennis for fitness and an increasing number of tennis events are expected in 2022.
Stadia Sports is a leading supplier of tennis equipment, specialising in tennis posts and nets. We also have a range of tennis court equipment and tennis accessories, aimed at players of all levels and abilities.
Working with clubs, schools, local authorities and developers, we can help create outstanding facilities to nurture future champions.
Wherever, whenever – sport continues to play an important role in people’s lives despite the demands of commuting and social commitments.
Fitness facilities that don’t require membership and which are accessible freely can help to serve the needs of those balancing a busy schedule with improved wellbeing.
A no-compromise approach to healthy lifestyles is a trend set to continue for some time to come.
And teaming up with our sister company Sunshine Gym is one way customers can provide for this new attitude.
As well as a traditional range of outdoor gym equipment, such as rowers, health walkers, sky steppers and bicycles, we have launched two new multi rigs aimed at experienced gym users.
Featuring the likes of overhead ladders, steps, chin-up bars and workout boards, the Physique and the Endurance multi gyms add a new dimension to outdoor fitness zones.
Introducing children to sports as early as possible is high on the agenda as health professionals urge young people aged five to 18 to spend less time sitting and more time being active.
The NHS recommends at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a day for this age group across a wide range of branches and disciplines.
This includes gymnastics, basketball, football, rugby, hockey and tennis as well as running, skipping and games such as tug of war.
Investing in sports equipment specifically designed and made for children is a great way to reach out to this segment.
At Stadia Sports we work closely with the education sector, and in particular we help schools to meet the aims of the PE and Sport Premium grant funding so they can provide positive experiences of physical activity.
Our wide range of equipment includes everything from training goals to MUGAs and we also provide a high quality pitch and court marking range as well as taking care of any installation and surfacing needs.
Social and environmental responsibility is becoming an important factor in the choices people make and their loyalty to businesses and facilities they use.
As a manufacturer of sports equipment we practise sound environmental management as part of our processes and believe in building quality products that deliver years of service.
It’s not just how we fabricate our goods, or the responsibly-sourced materials we use that contribute to our sustainable development.
The type of products we make are aimed at helping our clients fulfil their eco commitments also.
This includes cycle parking and storage from our shelters division, furniture and bollards made from recycled plastic from our streetscene division and some of the toughest litter and recycling bins on the market.
Creating fantastic facilities which clearly demonstrate environmental awareness to visitors makes it easy for them to decide where to spend their precious leisure time.
And with Stadia Sports, clients also benefit from the ease of dealing with a single source supplier.
Shop with us to enhance everyone’s experience of sports in 2022.