Events | Polytan
Powered by Sport Group

7 August – 12 August • European Athletics Championships, Berlin

The 2018 European Athletics Championships is held in Berlin, Germany, from 7 to 12 August 2018.  Athletes from a total of 49 member federations of the European Athletics Association will compete at these Championships. On top of this a total of 30 athletes will complete as Authorised Neutral Athletes and 1 athlete will compete as part of Athlete Refugee Team.

Polytan Germany helped design one of the special features of this European Championship, a second sports venue in the city centre, on Breitscheidplatz to be more precise. Whilst the majority of events will take place in one of the most beautiful athletics stadiums in the world – the Olympiastadion Berlin, the opening and all medal presentations will take place at Breitscheidplatz.

This will be an innovation in the 84-year history of the European Athletics Championships, building a bridge between the stadium and Berlin’s city centre. Konstantin Krause, former athlete and current director of the European Mile, shared his comments on this event:

“There has never been anything like it. It is a courageous step in the right direction for athletics. The athletes, fans and officials are given a place where emotions can be lived and where everyone can really come together. Athletics is truly being brought to the people.”

And Polytan will be fostering this vision in a number of ways. We are supporting the “European Mile” project at Breitscheidplatz as an official supplier of the 2018 European Athletics Championships. Our blue Polytan track will really grab the spectators’ attention, framing the event area for the duration of the European Championships.

Read more about Polytan Germany’s involvement with the 2018 European Athletics Championships >>

1 August 2018 • Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards


The annual Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards recognise the achievements of people with disability, those who support them, and the inclusive sport and recreation sector across the state.

It is an opportunity to celebrate the athletes, volunteers, officials, coaches, clubs, communities, venues and programs that enable and empower people with disability to get active, achieve their goals and live happier lives.

The creator of these awards, Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) believe every person has the right to live the life they want, with opportunities to take part in sport and recreation for improved health and wellbeing.

Research indicates inclusive sporting facilities allow athletes of all abilities to feel accepted and empowered. Able-bodied athletes and athletes with a disability can participate in sport alongside each other in the same facility. This promotes increased participation levels and the sharing of positive experiences creating a happier and healthier lifestyle for everyone.

Polytan Asia Pacific support the development of inclusive sporting facilities globally. Recently joining forces with DSR, Polytan hope to further raise awareness about the benefits of creating inclusive facilities for every community, and supporting venues with knowledge on how to implement changes successfully.

The City of Melbourne’s North Melbourne Recreation Reserve and Newcomb Power Football Club have been nominated as finalists for the Polytan Inclusive Sport, Recreation or Open Infrastructure Award.

The North Melbourne Recreation Reserve has created a soccer field for the blind and the Newcomb Power Football Club has established a plan allowing disabled athletes post Auskick, to play in the junior competition with the assistance of an on-field helper.

Polytan would like to congratulate both nominees on the successful delivery of inclusive facilities and programs. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 1 August 2018 in Melbourne.

21 July – 5 August 2018 • HOCKEY Women’s World Cup


Come and see Polytan at the 14th edition of the largest women’s hockey event in the world. The Women’s Hockey World Cup will be played at the home of hockey Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England on Saturday 21st July – Sunday 5th August 2018. Every four years the world’s greatest teams from 16 world class nations including England will play the biggest international hockey battle of the year. This is the most treasured victory in hockey besides the Olympics and the place where legends are created. Starting from 2018 onwards the tournament will boost up to 16 teams. There will be more games to enjoy through four group stages, quarter finals and classification matches. A  huge boost in the Women’s World Cup prize money has been announced, so this will be a very competitive and thrilling event to watch. This is the first time England has held the Women’s Hockey World Cup in London and this could be your last chance to attend, so get your tickets here:

23 June – 1 July 2018 • Rabobank Hockey Men’s Champions Trophies in Breda, Netherlands


Come and see us at the Rabobank Hockey Men’s Champions Trophies in Breda, Netherlands on Saturday 23rd June – Sunday 1st July 2018. Only phenomenal international teams will be playing the 37th and last edition of the Hockey Champions Trophy for Men. Every year two teams get an exclusive invitation from the FIH Board to compete based on their prior performance at the Champions Trophy and Champions Challenge. There’s no better time or place in the year to see your favourite sport being played in the biggest home to hockey with over 320 hockey clubs and more than 255,000 hockey players across the Netherlands. Breda won the award for the ‘best inner-city of Holland 2017-2019’, so this event will be an exciting hockey extravaganza not to be missed! This is your last chance to attend the biggest men’s hockey event for the year. Get your tickets before they sell out!  For visitor information go to the Tourist Office Breda website to find out more about Breda and what the city has to offer as well as accommodation in the area for your stay.

16 – 18 July 2018 • National Sports Convention


As our population grows and wants to play more often outdoors, the sporting surfaces available need to be able to cope with the demand of our community and the needs of types of athletes. Bringing together global and Australian leading thinkers, practitioners and case studies to showcase technology, management practices and innovative solutions that can improve playing capacity on fields and synthetic playing surfaces.

As part of the National Sports Surfaces Conference, Polytan will be exhibiting at stand 270 this year, and welcome you to come and say hello.  The National Sports Surfaces Conference will explore how the latest innovative thinking is assisting all surface types evolve for better usage, and how by installing technology into or near these surfaces, it allows more for greater experiences that are changing sport and athlete experiences for the better.

Polytan’s very own General Manager – Paul Kamphuis will also be speaking in Plenary Keynote Session 3, on Wednesday 18th July, and sharing some key considerations on the planning, usability and functionality of synthetic surfaces for all abilities, including the recent outcomes of the Fearnley Dawes Athletic Centre, the second in the world to feature a wheelchair lane for elite athletes training purposes.

SmarTracks – The Intelligent running tracks for trainers and athletes who want to know more.  

As part of the National Sports Surfaces Conference, Polytan are also excited to be showcasing LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS of our SmarTracks technology at this year’s event.

What is this new technology?

Polytan SmarTracks is a sophisticated professional training diagnostic system for everyday use.  With this system it is easier, quicker and cheaper to create detailed documentation and evaluations of training content.

How can I see Polytan SmarTracks technology in action?

Live demonstrations will take place daily in front of the Polytan stand with real athletes, and delegates are certainly welcome to try out the system and technology for themselves on the day.

Polytan work to empower athletes from grassroots through to Olympians to reach their full potential and greatest performance. With this latest SmarTracks technology, athletes of all levels can benefit from this diagnostic system to help reach new benchmarks, manage training sessions, reduce injuries, much more!

What else is happening?

Polytan are once again apart of the National Sports Surfaces Industry Tour.

Conducted on Monday 16th July 2018, Register HERE to visit the Head office of Sport Group Asia Pacific where Polytan work hand in hand with APT to design, manufacture, and produce the highest quality synthetic playing surfaces available.  Our Hall of Fame manufacturing facility will blow you away, and is a great place to start when looking to create your next synthetic sporting facility.

Want more information now?

Give our friendly team a call  on 1800 663 812 or Contact Us

Delegates wishing to attend the event, can register via this link:

A full program of the event can be found here:


5-7 May 2018 • Poligras Superleague

The Poligras Super League, which first began in 2012, is fast becoming Hockey Queensland’s signature event where the best hockey in the State is celebrated in a carnival-type atmosphere that includes a welcome breakfast, awards ceremonies and more.  






* Note: Your Email will be kept safe