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2019 National Sports Convention

Australasia’s leading community sport and recreation convention will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 23 – Thursday 25 July 2019.

Attendees from sport government and education sectors will unite together at the National Sports Convention to encourage sport participation.

As the largest community sport and recreational sharing event for the year there will be more co-located conferences, forums and events to inspire more people to be active!

Visit us at stand 163! 

Image of Diamond with Polytan athletics track in the background


The IAAF Diamond League is one of the highest level athletics event in the world. The world’s best athletes compete in 32 track and field events at the Diamond League and some which will be performed on Polytan Asia Pacific (Polytan) surface.

As a score point system, athletes will have to perform at their very best to climb their way up the system to become Diamond League Champions.

Winners in their field will receive a Diamond Trophy along with USD $50,000, plus a wildcard into the 2019 World Athletics Championships.


For the ninth time in a row, the IAAF Diamond League kicks off at Qatar SC Stadium in Doha on the 3rd May 2019. Athletes will be competing on Polytan’s high speed Rekortan PUR athletics track surface.

IAAF Diamond League Champions will be selected on 29 August in Zurich and 6 September in Brussels.

This stadium is ready for the World Athletics Championships, which will be held from 27 September – 6 October 2019.

Image of Doha Khalita International Stadium

Doha Khalita International Stadium


The IAAF Diamond League will also be held at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium on 30 May 2019. Athletes will also be competing on a Polytan high speed Rekortan PUR track surface.

Rekortan PUR has been added in the colour blue to highlight the high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vaulting areas.

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Olympic Stadium Stockholm


The next stop is Bislett Stadium in Oslo, where Polytan installed the IAAF Class 1 Spurtan WS circular athletics track running surface.

This surface has high water permeability and meets international athletics expectations for major sporting events such as the World Championships and Olympic Games.

Three-time and five timeWorld Champion, Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia made an athletics world record running in the women’s 5,000 metres in only 14:11.15 minutes at the 2008 IAAF Golden League on a Polytan athletics track.

This athletics world record has still not been broken as of today (March 2019).

Image of Stade Moulay Abdallah, Morocco

Stade Moulay Abdallah, Morocco


During 2016, the Diamond League visited Africa for the first time ever. The second largest stadium in Morocco called Stade Moulay Abdallah, received a new IAAF Class 1 Polytan Rekortan M track in Moroccan national colours red and green.

In the first year the surface was installed there were four world records, two national records and ten event records on the Polytan athletics surface!


The final venue for the 2019 IAAF Diamond League will be at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, UK.

Every year the British Athletics Championships are held at this location on a IAAF Class 2 Certified Polytan track surface.

During December, 2017 Alexander Stadium, Birmingham was the chosen athletics track and field venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Top level athletic performances have been proven on many of these Polytan athletics track surfaces from personal best record times, national records, world records and so on.

Time after time, Polytan have provided athletes with the ability to compete at their ultimate level of performance.


Polytan Bali International Disabled Lawn Bowls Open with BSF Asia

Polytan Bali International Disabled Lawn Bowls Open with BSF Asia

Between Wednesday 1st May and Saturday 4th May 2019, the first ever Polytan Bali International Disabled Lawn Bowls BSF Asia event was held in Bali, Indonesia.

It was a HUGE HIT! From singles, doubles to team events, Polytan and BSF Asia were amazed with the athletes outstanding performance.

BSF Asia and Polytan’s collaboration began 5 years ago when Polytan visited Bali for their Annual Agent Conference.  At this conference Polytan donated a Laykold sports surface, lawn bowls green and accessible toilet to the BSF Sports hall after hearing all the incredible work the foundation had been undertaking.

Polytan raised funds to purchase, build and donate 20 basketball wheelchairs for BSF Asia to assist them with their newly established sports programmes.

This allowed BSF Asia to create the BSF wheelchair basketball program, which became a massive success with 90% of the Indonesian Wheelchair Basketball team competing at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta thanks to BSF’s successful programs.

Honoured to make such a major difference to BSF Asia, Polytan will continue to support those living with a disability throughout Asia and highly support getting behind such an incredible organisation like BSF Asia.

Donate to BSF Asia

Polytan's exhibition stand at the National Sports Convention in 2018

Polytan at the National Sports Convention

General Manager of Polytan Asia Pacific, Paul Kamphuis will be presenting at two sessions at the National Sports Convention (NSC).

NSSC Workshop 2 – Sustainable Planning for Future Sports Fields and Spaces

Wednesday 24th July, 4pm – 5.15pm

Paul will discuss green engineering and sustainability in terms of where fields need to be planned and built with the use of recycled products, recyclable at the end of life and where possible for us to embrace reused material within the build.

This session will delve into the latest trends in planning, design and trends from key sports globally.

It will also explain what can be learned and applied for Australia including carbon neutral, energy efficient, low environmental impact and Whole of Life considerations including recycling and the reuse of infill.

Reimagining Sports Surfaces – Innovation, Design, Management and Procuring a New Synthetic/Hybrid Sports Field – Planning to achieve excellent outcomes 

Thursday 25th July, 11.15am – 12.30pm 

Paul will discuss the planning for green engineering with recycled, recyclable and the reuse of system components.

This session will also explore continued growth in embracing synthetic sports fields, what council or sport needs to consider in terms of the design, standards and ongoing management of a synthetic surface.

Following these industry leader presentations from leaders in the industry such as Paul Kamphuis, there will be a Q&A Panel Session with these industry leaders.

The National Sports Convention will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25 July.

This educational program is based on discussions about recreational and sporting facilities across Australia.


As part of this event on Tuesday 23rd July, Polytan will also be conducting a tour of the factory, so people can learn and experience the process of manufacturing Polytan synthetic surfaces.

Book Your Polytan Factory Tour Experience today! 

Image in Polytan's factory looking down on people having the experience of finding out how Polytan synthetic surfaces are made


Image of a BSF Asia painting that says "changing lives through the power of sport."



While Polytan & APT were in Indonesia for the SportGroup Agent Conference in May this year, we took to resurfacing the under-cover court area with a fresh new coating of Laykold and line marking.


During the SportGroup Agent Conference, staff played against BSF Asia in a wheelchair rugby contest as part of a team building experience.

BSF Asia’s performance was too good when in the second half they took off to claim their victory.

Pleased with their victory and outstanding performance against Polytan’s wheelchair team, BSF were humbled with the presentation of a new SIGNGRASS mat that can be taken to future competitions with BSF Asia and displayed proudly.


That evening, SportGroup welcomed a number of BSF athletes to the Finale Dinner and Awards evening at the Laguna Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.

The Indonesian Wheelchair Rugby Captain and Basketball athlete were kind enough to present to the SportGroup on how sport has changed their lives and transformed their worlds.

With the support of BSF Asia, they now have the opportunity to travel internationally, represent their countries at various championships and enjoy a life that embraces their disability.

To thank BSF Asia for their involvement at our event, Polytan presented BSF Asia with 6 international competition standard lawn bowl sets, and a wonderfully unique painting by Australian Speed Painter Brad Blaze.

As part of the evenings entertainment, Brad Blaze impressed the audience with his creative speed painting, live music and comical antidotes.

All paintings were auctioned off with thousands of dollars of proceeds being donated to BSF Asia.

Images of paintings created by Australian Speed Painter, Brad Blaze


BSF Asia Awards at the SportGroup Agent Conference


Following the Agent Conference and the Polytan Bali International Disabled Lawn Bowls Open, BSF Asia held their own finale dinner and awards evening, where SportGroup Asia Pacific CEO Stephen Niven was honoured to attend and present the awards for the evening.  

BSF Asia is an outstanding not for profit organisation that is spreading it’s wings into the greater Asia region.  With the philosophy that sport changes lives, BSF Asia are providing much needed resources, coordination and funds to create sport participation opportunities for persons living with a disability.

Polytan are very proud to support and be associated with BSF Asia and founder Rodney Holt, and wish them the best in developing their programs further.

Make a donation to BSF Asia

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2019 Poligras Super League

This year at the 2019 Poligras Super League the matches will be FIERCE, the plays will be FAST and the competition will be FURIOUS when the state’s best hockey talent battle it out for their zones on the world class Polytan hockey surface.

Over the three days Queensland’s best hockey players from 6 zones across Queensland (Brisbane, South West, Central Zone, South Coast, Fraser Coast/Wide Bay and Northern Zone) and 8 teams, will face each other over one massive weekend.

Olympians and current Australian hockey players will be playing on the Polytan surface at Hockey Queensland, which they will no doubt recognise from international hockey pitches they have played on previously.

Polytan surfaces empower hockey players from across the globe to compete on a reliable surface, allowing them to reach their ultimate playing performance.

Entry to the Poligras Super League is FREE, so why not watch the best hockey players in QLD fight for victory? It’s a great family day out!

For more on the 2019 Poligras Super League

If you’re looking for an Olympic quality, durable and reliable hockey surface, Polytan’s global experience and expertise can provide you with the best hockey turf in the market.  Speak to one of our customer service team today!

See the action LIVE right here! 

Dates : Saturday 4 May – Monday 6 May

Location : State Hockey Centre, Brisbane QLD

Good Luck to all teams playing at this event!

We trust players will love playing on the Polytan surface at the Poligras Super League!


Photo Source : Sonia Phillips 

SOUTH EAST ASIAN GAMES New Clark City, Capas, North Luzon


Asphalting has begun for the premium red Rekortan surface at New Clark City, Philippines in preparation for the Southeast Asian Games! Since 2005 this will be the fourth time the Philippines will host the games, so they are sure to put on a show.


The New Clark City stadium is currently being built and will hold a huge 20,000 seats. With this many in attendance you can imagine the eruptive atmosphere that will be present at major sporting events.


The new IAAF Class 1 Rekortan surface will cater for 9 lanes and x2 D sections. In addition another six warm up lanes are being made outside the stadium. This high quality Rekortan surface will be perfect for allowing elite athletes to join together and compete at their very best.


A big thanks to the Philippine Partner E-Sports International for their support in helping to make this new stadium a great arena for the Philippine community.

Project Management, Technical Advice and Installation by Polytan Asia and Philippine Partner E-Sports International.


Saturday 30 November – Wednesday 11 December 2019

FIH Pro League Banner Announcing Polytan's involvement with the event

2019 – First Year of the FIH Pro League


Taking the place of the Champions Trophy, World League Semi Finals, World League Semi Finals and World League Final 2019, is the new international hockey event of the year – the FIH Pro League!

From Saturday 19 January – Sunday 30 June nine of the best national men and women teams will compete for the first year of this newly established event.

These nine teams will compete in many countries around the globe including Argentina, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, China, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United States of America.

Image of hockey fans at the Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup


In the spirit of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, Polytan ran a competition encouraging people to upload their World Cup inspired moments to #PlayFastHockey.

Congratulations to Polytan’s #PlayFastHockey winner Sampoorna Rath!

Sampoorna has won the hockey stick Manpreet Singh recently played with at the 2018 Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup!

Sampoorna’s image captured an iconic World Cup moment. It shows us the excitement and enjoyment of attending a live hockey event! The essence of each individual in the photo represents team spirit, hope, inclusiveness, determination, fun, excitement and community, all of which are true to the Polytan Asia Pacific brand.

Similarly, Polytan have installed inclusive sport surfaces that unite communities through the encouragement of participation, opportunity and team victory.

Polytan support those from grassroots right through to elite athletes with premium sports surfaces allowing those of all abilities to perform at their best.


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