Issue 15, November 2013  

Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.
- George Sheehan

And it’s a goal!
Great Sports Infra has won four major projects to build international-standard synthetic Football & Hockey fields and two Athletic tracks for the upcoming 2014 Kerala National Games. Along with a proven track record for flawless execution, our past installations have also been awarded highest international ratings by FIFA, FIH and IAAF. Not only does the state get world-class sports infrastructure, the event will offer the sportspersons the best possible stage to play on! More info

“If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful!”

– Charles Barkley

Right on the track!
Jayaprakash Narayan National Youth Center, Bangalore recently got a 400 Meter synthetic athletic track installed by GSI. The track has been awarded the much coveted IAAF certification, having met stringent international parameters after several on-site inspections. This Porplastic (Germany) track provides 8 lanes and one D area, along with synthetic surfacing for long jump, high jump, triple jump, pole vault, steeple chase, javelin throw etc. This will enable the state to hold various national and international athletic meets, giving Athletics a much-needed boost. More info

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”

– Vince Lombardi 

Another feather in the cap!
Great Sports Infra has been recently featured in “Best 25 Ideas” Sports Start-ups Businesses in India Report, published by FICCI. More info

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.”

- Jack Dempsey

No Child’s Play!
Great Sports Infra is the Official Surface Partner of Respect 2013, India’s first ever pan-India sports Championship for Schools, to be held from July to Nov ’13 across 90 locations.  The event is initiated by SportsMentor and fully supported by Sports Authority of India. Great Sports Infra’s multi-sport, multi-purpose products were the ideal choice for a championship of this nature, allowing multiple sports, low maintenance, portability and consistent performance, every time. More Info

“If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.”

- Herschel Walker


Indus School, Hyderabad

Another FieldTurf installation at Indus School, Hyderabad crosses its 5-year milestone. This lush-green, long-lasting artificial grass adds a pleasant charm to the school premises. Management is  also extremely happy with it, with its maintenance-free and fade-resistant properties, looking as good as new for five years and counting.  More pics

“The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe you might block every shot.”

– Bill Russell

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Unsung heroes of Indian Sports
A.Maria Irudayam 

Born in 1956 in Chennai, A. Maria Irudayam is a two-time World Carrom Champion and nine-time national champion of India. In 1997, he was awarded the Arjuna Award, the highest award for Indian athletes presented by the Government of India. The following year, he won the Best International Player Award from the German Carrom Federation.

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"I am very happy to express my satisfaction at the performance of FieldTurf at various projects, we have used it in Gujarat. I must thank the team for introducing in India this wonderful product, which truly looks, feels and works like grass."

– Ashish Teli,
Reputed Landscaping Architect, Ahmedabad


GSI is India’s leading sports infrastructure solution provider. It was the first company to introduce the next-generation artificial grass which “Looks Like Grass...Feels Like Grass...and Plays Like Grass” and today, there are over 5000 installations across 230 cities & towns in India. This includes many FIFA standard football fields as well, like the iconic Salt Lake stadium. Prominent clients include Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Infosys, Taj Mahal Palace & Towers, Hero Honda, Reliance Industries and many more. The product portfolio spans across artificial grass for sports & landscaping, complete range of indoor and outdoor sports flooring, running tracks and sports field conditioning systems. GSI is a winner of CII-Business Line ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ Award 2012 and finalist of the prestigious TATA NEN Hottest Startups and ET-Power of Ideas.

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