Cova Exhibits at Sports Ground Safety Authority Conference (SGSA)

With our continued football focused advertising campaign with fcbusiness and our football related cameo appearance on Sky News in February, Cova were delighted to be approached by the SGSA (Sports Ground Safety Authority) to exhibit at the 4th Annual conference ‘Maintaining Vigilance in Safety‘ to showcase our crash rated products to key sports safety grounds influencers.

The SGSA are the UK Government’s expert on safety in sports grounds. They regulate safety at 94 football grounds in England and Wales and provide advice and guidance to other sports and grounds both in the UK and Internationally.


This one day conference will be held at Manchester City’s home ground, Etihad Stadium Manchester on 19th April 2018 will explore current and future issues facing sports grounds safety professionals.  Attended by more than 250 people, the event will bring key influencers together to share ideas and best practice and to seek solutions that support safe and secure sports grounds for all.

Cova will be presenting our quality range of HVM (hostile vehicle mitigation) PAS 68 crash rated barriers, crash rated gatesroad blockers and bollards at the conference.

For 2018 to ensure that Cova are firmlyat the forefront of stadium key buyers and decision makers at every level, we’ve worked closely with fcbusiness to secure an enhanced listing in their successful fcbusiness Suppliers’ Directory 2018 of which 12,000 copies are distributed to the fcbusiness audience.

It has been well publicised that UK football clubs are reviewing their security following on from the vehicle attacks last year and the demand is to either upgrade and/or replace existing standard products currently in place with HVM crash rated products to protect crowded grounds, arenas and stadiums.

As every product that Cova design, manufacture and install is bespoke to the specific site conditions, what with the 2018 football season finishing in May, there is an appetite for the installations at the grounds to be completed in time for the first matches of the season in August.


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