About Flicx – built on a passion
When founder Richard Beghin realised there weren’t enough facilities for the increasingly-popular sport of cricket, especially in South Africa, he founded Flicx. He wanted to help make South Africa a better country to live in, and his passion for his country and his love of cricket led him to develop the Flicx Cricket Pitch. In August 1997, he rolled out the first one at Telkom Country Club in Pretoria, South Africa. Coverage on BBC Oxford (click here)
A success in the UK too
In 1999, after creating a successful business in South Africa, Richard launched Flicx Cricket Pitches into the UK with a tremendous response as the pitches could be used to develop cricket in urban areas whilst the ICC ordered a number of Flicx Pitches for the development of grass roots cricket around the world. Flicx UK was formed in 2001 at its Hinton headquarters and and is now a well-recognised and respected name in cricketing circles, with a growing reputation in other sports too.
Now, new for the 2014 season and manufactured in the UK, we present the 2G Flicx Pitch which is a new surface with improved grip and playing performance. Unlike its predecessor, the 2G Flicx pitches can be made bespoke to order with the colours and branding of your choice and also comes with an expanded product range featuring the colourful new skills pitch and an innovative Eagle-eyed pitch. Both of these new designs aid the coaching of young players maintaining Richard’s belief that we can teach children at all levels, through sport, that life is about team work, individual skills and the will to win and not about selfishness, greed and individualism that they will then have a wonderful opportunity for a better way of life.
Flicx are proud to be members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Sports & Physical Education (PE) Association UK (SPE) operating under the umbrella of the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA). We take an active role in the sports trade and have great relationships with our retail partners.