July 2019 – Polytan
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Polytan are currently installing the e-layer and Polytan’s new sustainable hockey surface, Poligras Tokyo GT for a training field at Seongham Stadium. This venue was once the hockey venue for the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games.

Seongham Stadium is about one and a half hours south of Seoul and holds up to 3,000 people, which is a significant number of seats for a hockey venue. This is the fourth installation of Polytan’s highly sought after Poligras Tokyo GT premium hockey turf within Korea.

Poligras Tokyo GT is the first hockey turf to be made from regrowable raw materials and was the chosen hockey turf for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The new surface promotes Climate Positive Hockey, as it is made from 60% sugarcane, requires 2/3 less water and saves CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere. Poligras Tokyo GT was originally designed to support Tokyo’s carbon neutral vision and FIH’s commitment to sustainable hockey.

The I’m Green polyethylene was originally developed by Braskem, as they realised sugarcane could be used in more ways than one. With only one year to go until the Olympic Games the countdown is on and we can’t wait for Olympic hockey athletes to compete on the new carbon neutral hockey surface.

Back in 1988 the stadium held one of the most iconic hockey finals with West Germany and Great Britain battling it out to become triumphant. This entertaining hockey match goes down in British sporting history because against all odds Great Britain claimed their victory! Recognised as one of Britain’s most outstanding hockey players, Sean Kerly was a clear stand out for the match.

As an FIH Preferred Supplier, Polytan are well known for providing the highest quality hockey surfaces worldwide.

This is yet again another sustainable hockey turf installation to add to the growing list of Poligras Tokyo GT installations worldwide.

We can’t wait to see more hockey players performing on Polytan hockey surfaces and hope to see Seongham Stadium used for an FIH tournament very soon.

Turf Responsibly.

For more on the Turf Responsibility Campaign

Check out Poligras Tokyo GT!

Image of Polytan installing the e-layer and Poligras Tokyo GT at Seongham Stadium, Korea which was the Seoul Olympic hockey venue in 1988

Image reads "For Tokyo, For the Planet. One Year to Go. Tokyo GT brings sustainable hockey to Tokyo 2020, 60% sugarcane, 2/3 less water and saves CO2. Turf Responsibly.

For Tokyo. For the Planet

There’s one year to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the hockey venues are underway and on track. The competition matches will be played at Oi Hockey Stadium where construction started in late 2018 and the final surfacing was completed in June 2019.

Poligras Tokyo GT – supporting Tokyo’s carbon neutral vision

With superior player and environmental performance Poligras Tokyo GT has been chosen as the hockey turf for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Poligras Tokyo GT is the first hockey turf to be made from regrowable raw materials and was designed to support Tokyo’s ambitious carbon-neutral targets and FIH’s commitment to sustainable hockey.

The turf features breakthrough Green Technology:

  • Made from 60% sugar cane
  • Requires 2/3 less water than previous Olympic turfs

Climate Positive Hockey

‘I’m Green™ polyethylene, developed by Braskem, is a plastic obtained from ethanol derived from sugar cane that has already been processed for food. The sugar cane captures carbon dioxide from the environment, which means for every kilogram of polyethylene used in the Olympic hockey turfs almost five kilograms of CO2 will be saved.

Poligras Tokyo GT turfs have already been installed in nine countries as clubs, colleges, hockey associations and cities make the commitment to ‘turf responsibly’.

This is positive for hockey, for Tokyo and the planet.

An unrivaled Olympic history

Tokyo 2020 continues Sport Group’s long association with the Olympic Games. Sport Group’s brands, AstroTurf and Polytan have provided the hockey turfs for 9 of the 12 Olympics which have featured hockey on synthetic turf.

For more on the Turf Responsibility Campaign

Poligras Tokyo GT at Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Poligras Tokyo GT at Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Silhouette image of a hockey player with writing that says "23rd - 25th July National Sports Convention. Loads of prizes and giveaways. Play to Win in the NSC Activation Zone. BLK Performance Centre, Abel Sports, Polytan and JDH"

Play to win in the activation zone!

BLK Performance Centre, Abel Sports, JDH and Polytan have joined together to share the activation space opposite the Polytan Exhibit at the National Sports Convention. You’re not going to want to miss out on all the exciting competitions and prizes to be won!.

Experience what it’s like to perform on Polytan’s premium quality hockey surface, Tokyo GT in this activation space. This revolutionary and innovative surface is the first in history to be made from sugar cane and will be the system used for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Games.

Stretch your legs and have some fun with these activities:

The Polytan & JDH Competition 

  • Using Polytan SmarTracks technology you will dribble a hockey ball and stick from point A to B and back again.  If you can do it faster than Jamie Dwyer – you go in the draw to win!
  • Use your skills to get your hockey ball past our goal keeper Jamie Dwyer and go into the draw to WIN a free hockey session with Olympic hockey legend, Jamie Dwyer at your local school or sporting club!
  • Spot prizes by Jamie Dwyer and his personal brand JDH will also be available throughout the event!


Abel Sports Competition 

  • Drop your business card in to Abel sports exhibition to be in the draw to take home a soccer goals from this event!


BLK Performance Centre Competition

  • Delegates will race to dress themselves with BLK Performance clothing before dribbling a hockey ball across the surface to then complete a puzzle. Once the delegate completes the puzzle they manoeuvre back to the start line. Clothing prizes, online vouchers and BLK spot prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female competitors throughout the games. Jamie Dwyer will also be in the mix for a bit of fun during these activities. Have you ever raced against an Olympian?


If you’re attending this event then why not check out these great activities to get you moving around after the plenary sessions at the National Sports Convention?

The exhibition hall will be open all day and is free to enter.  If your attending presentations, come and see us on your lunch breaks!

For more on Polyan Competitions at the National Sports Convention. 

Visit BLK Performance Centre 

Visit Abel Sports 

Visit Jamie Dwyer Hockey (JDH)


Polytan are proud to once again be a Gold Sponsor at Australia’s leading community sport and recreation convention, The National Sports Convention.

The Sports Surfaces Industry Tour’s will kick things off on Tuesday morning and will be exploring some of Victoria’s newest and most innovative sports and facility developments.  The tour will include a visit to the Polytan and APT manufacturing facility in Dandenong South and also include a hands on demonstration of SmarTracks – the world’s leading performance diagnostics wearable system helping athletes everywhere optimize their performance.

In celebration of Polytan’s 50th anniversary, this year there will be plenty of competitions and prizes up for grabs at Polytan’s exhibit over Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July.

How to enter?

Simply open your Polytan & Rekortan Lindt chocolate bar found in your delegate satchel to see if you have won a lucky Polytan Gold or Silver Ticket!

If you find one of these lucky tickets visit Polytan at stand 163 to collect your exclusive prize!

Image saying " Polytan Golden Ticket Competition, WIN 2 Grand Final Tickets to the AFL or NRL. Every National Sports Convention Satchel has a chance to win!"

How to enter?

To be in the draw there are two ways to enter this competition!

  #1  Panna Hockey Competition with Jamie Dwyer

Hit the hockey ball past Jamie and into the goals to go in the draw to WIN!

  #2 BEAT Jamie Dwyer on Polytan SmarTracks!

Dribble and manoeuvre the hockey ball around obstacle’s on Polytan’s elite hockey surface Tokyo GT, using the SmarTracks diagnostics system.

If you can beat Jamie’s time you go straight into the draw to WIN this awesome prize for your club or school.

Closing date and time for all Polytan National Sports Convention competitions is 5pm, Thursday 25th July 2019.

Click here to register for your Polytan and APT Sports Surfaces Industry Tour!

Win with Jamie Competition Image


Competition Terms & Conditions

* Polytan will not be liable for any injuries or medical conditions occurred while competing for these prizes at the 2019 National Sports Convention. 

* Personal contact details must be provided by the winners so Polytan can organise the winning prizes accordingly.  Refusal to comply will result in disqualification from the competition.

*Polytan Gold and Silver Ticket Prizes must be claimed in person at stand 163 by 5pm on Thursday 25th July 2019 unless otherwise advised by Polytan. After this time unclaimed prizes will be deemed null and void.

*Where prizes are posted out Polytan accept no liability for the safe and effective postal delivery of a prize.

*In certain situations subject to Polytan’s discretion a winner may designate a representative to collect their prize. The representative will be asked to provide written authorisation from the winner and identification for both the winner and representative.

*Where a winner chooses not to accept a prize, they forfeit any and all claims to that prize, which will be dealt with at Polytan’s discretion.

*All prizes are accepted at the risk of the winner and Polytan excludes all warranties in connection with any prize.

*Competitors may be required by Polytan to participate in a promotional photo, video and/or film session and acknowledge that Polytan has the right to use such publicity photos, videos and/or films, unless the contestant informs Polytan at the time of entering that they wish to retain their anonymity. 

*Any photos, videos, film/footage, audio/recording taken of competitors become the property of Polytan, which may be used where Polytan sees fit.

*Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.

* Golden Ticket winners have the choice of either two (2) AFL Grand Final Tickets held in Victoria, or two (2) NRL Grand Final Tickets to be held in New South Wales.

*Only Australian and New Zealand residents are permitted enter.  

*The field hockey training session with Jamie Dwyer (prize), can only be scheduled to take place within Australia or New Zealand, will run for a maximum of 2 hours, and be made for a mutually agreeable date and time with Polytan, Jamie Dwyer and the recipient.


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