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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!

THE BEST PERFORM ON POLYTAN

Photo Source : Sonia Phillips 

Image of Paralympic Champion, Christie Dawes on Fearnley Dawes Athletics Centre Track

INCLUSIVE SPORTING FACILITY DESIGN TRENDS

 

The Fearnley Dawes Athletics Track now allows disabled athletes to train and compete alongside able bodied athletes every day.

Every time athletes with a disability now enter this facility they will feel a sense of belonging and a place which truly emits a strong sense of equality and community spirit.

PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONS HOME GROUND

As the chosen home training ground by Paralympic Champion’s Kurt Fearnley and Christie Dawes, this new athletics centre is perfect for athletes from grassroots right through to the elite.

TRY OUT SOME WHEELS AT THE NEWCASTLE ATHLETICS CENTRE

As a great new initiative Wheelchair NSW coordinate ‘come and try’ sessions at Newcastle Athletics Field every week, which is ideal for new users wanting to participate in this wheelchair sport.

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP 

Providing two years of funding as part of a Gold Level Sponsorship, Polytan has helped support the centre’s future development and use by the local community with further infrastructure and equipment.

POLYTAN’S 2020 GOALS

Polytan’s vision is to have at least one inclusive athletics track facility installed within each state and territory throughout Australia by the end of 2020.

The Fearnley Dawes Athletics track is only the first of seven Australian athletics facilities, Polytan aim to have installed across the country.

POLYTAN AND DISABILITY SPORT & RECREATION

Polytan along with Disability Sport & Recreation are working together on a standardised approach to increase the number of inclusive facilities across Australia, in an attempt to pave the way for future facility designs which empower athletes from all walks of life.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Together we can make a difference in the lives of all athletes, by considering design elements that are more inclusive to enable wheelchair and physically challenged athletes to participate in more activities.

CONTACT POLYTAN TODAY

If you are considering a resurface or new facility, feel free to contact the team at Polytan to learn how you can make some very small and cost effective changes, that will make a very large and beneficial impact to the lives of athletes within your community.

For more on the Fearnley Dawes Athletics Centre Project.

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Athletics Track Cleaning and Maintenance

ON YOUR MARKS…… GET SET……….CLEAN!

Is your track looking under the weather? Don’t spend a fortune on resurfacing! Polytan also provide expert cleaning you can trust for regular pressure cleaning for your athletics track – making it look new again.

Polytan recommend a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule to extend the life of your surface, plus we service Australia wide!

Polytan’s professional and reliable maintenance service will provide:

  • Full track inspection and condition report
  • Recommended Repairs (identified in the report)
  • Communicate with onsite maintenance personnel
  • Annual Professional Pressure cleaning
  • Visual inspection of athletic equipment such as take-off board, pole vault inserts, etc

Give your track the tick of approval it deserves!

Download the Polytan Track and Cleaning Maintenance Flyer.

Contact our friendly team today!

Photo of delegation from Tokyo

Polytan welcomes delegation from Tokyo!

With only 500 days to go, Polytan welcomed a delegation from Tokyo who visited our Dandenong factory to witness the Tokyo 2020 hockey turf being manufactured.

The delegation was led by Mr Satoshi Kondo from the Tokyo Organising Committee for Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Also attending was Mr Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan, members of AUSTRADE along with Sport Group agent Sekisui Jushi Corporation and Asahi Trading Co.

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

ASPHALTING BEGINS FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES!

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.

NEW STADIUM 

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.

IAAF CLASS 1 REKORTAN SURFACE 

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.

THANK YOU

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.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES

Saturday 30 November – Wednesday 11 December 2019

Wheelchair competitors playing at a BSF Asia related event

First Ever Disabled Sporting Event in Ipoh!

 

The first ever disabled sporting event was held in Ipoh this month and this is only one way BSF Asia are continually developing their vision of improving the lives of those with disabilities through inclusive sport participation.

 

This event in Ipoh, Malaysia is the first ever attempt by the state government to work with non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) including BSF Asia to provide and support the organising of sporting events for the disabled community. The local government was ecstatic with this first ever disabled sporting event in Malaysia.

 

Alongside private companies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), government bodies and Malaysian sporting bodies including the National Paralympic Committee (NPC), BSF Asia are creating more new pathways for those with disabilities.

 

Together with Halcyon Agri, BSF Asia presented a number of Paralympic sports at this event:

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Boccia
  • Wheelchair Fencing
  • Disabled Lawn Bowls
  • Blind Soccer

This event has provided those with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a range of sports to empower sport development and inclusiveness.  Sports can assist the disabled in gaining confidence and accomplishing rewarding sporting achievements.

 

BSF Paralympic athletes mentioned sport has dramatically transformed their lives for the better, which reflects BSF’s moving motto “Sport Changes Lives.”

 

BSF Asia and Polytan both share the vision that sports can unite all people including the disabled and provide a comfortable environment for sharing participation and achievements.

 

Visit the BSF Asia website for more on how BSF Asia are changing peoples lives through sport.

 

BSF Asia Wheelchair Event

 

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

2019 – First Year of the FIH Pro League

THE FIH PRO LEAGUE IS HERE!

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

POLYTAN #PLAYFASTHOCKEY COMPETITION!

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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Last week of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup

Polytan is helping hockey speed up

Viewers of the Men’s Hockey World Cup will be marveling at the skill and speed of the players. Stars such as Manpreet Singh from India and Blake Govers from Australia glide effortlessly across the Polytan surface.

Well, hockey is about to get faster and greener.

The new Poligras Tokyo GT will redefine the speed and environmental impact of hockey

The Tokyo GT hockey turf, developed for the Olympics in 2020 will be approximately 25% faster than the Poligras Platinum turf used at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Plus Tokyo GT Olympic hockey turf is the first synthetic turf to feature filaments made from over 60% regrowable raw materials. This is a great leap for hockey moving forward.  

The Tokyo GT is Polytan’s latest Olympic hockey turf, following on from London 2012 and Rio 2016

Contact Polytan on 1800 663 812 or enquiry@polytan.com.au for more.

2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup

Every four years the world’s best teams compete in the Men’s Hockey World Cup.  2018 marks the 14th edition of this prestigious event which is being held at Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India where 16 teams will battle it out for the winning title on the blue Polytan surface.

The official turf by Polytan is our Poligras Platinum World Cup Edition. Developed to meet the highest expectations,elite competition and FIH certification, Poligras Platinum World Cup Edition promotes outstanding playability allowing for fast-moving styles of play with precise ball roll characteristics. For the largest Hockey World Cup event in history, what else but our finest surface for the prestigious games.

ENTER THE POLYTAN GIVE AWAY! 
WIN! MANPREET SINGH’S HOCKEY STICK

Enter the Polytan #PlayFastHockey social media competition to be in the running to win the hockey stick Manpreet Singh is currently playing with at the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup! 

FOLLOW ALL THE ACTION WITH JAMIE’S HIGH PERFORMANCE SHOUT OUT’S 

Australian Hockey Legend Jamie Dwyer will be reviewing the games throughout this fantastic event, highlighting players to watch out for, picking winners and sharing his thoughts on the best shots, players, strikers, goals and more! Jamie’s High-Performance Shout Out’s can be viewed on Polytan Asia Pacific social media sites including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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