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Built in 1982 for the Commonwealth Games, the QSAC’s State Athletics Facility & Main Stadium athletics track has been resurfaced using Rekortan M99 in Hertha Blue has been completed.  QSAC’s Main Stadium features the 9 lane athletics track with a 10 lane straight for international, national and local athletic events, while the State Athletics Facility for athletics carnivals, training and outdoor events.

Rekortan M99 ideal for international elite sport and is ideally suited to major athletic stadiums due to high performance whilst the robust design also ensures a particularly long lifespan.

Are we there yet?

Four simple words filled with such anticipation.

The construction of the new synthetic AFL field at Gardiner Park, is progressing steadily with support from Polytan and the Stonnington City Council.

Watched closely by AFL VIC, surrounding community members, sporting enthusiasts, Polytan Ambassador and Melbourne Demons AFLW athlete Laura Duryea, the completion of this facility cannot arrive soon enough!

Polytan are actively supporting the growth of AFL in Victoria and are keen to promote the sport for all age levels from grassroots, right through to the elite. Polytan Ambassador Laura Duryea visited the construction site earlier this week to see how the synthetic field was evolving and to get a feel for what the facility will be like after completion.

“We definitely need more all-weather facilities to support the growing interest in AFL sport. With the popularity of AFLW, communities are already seeing a struggle for suitable facilities that can accommodate the influx of young girls and boys wanting to get out on the field for a kick. Gardiner Park will be an impressive new facility and I hope to see Polytan deliver more of these community gems over the coming years” ~Laura Duryea

As an incredible primary school teacher herself, whilst visiting the site Laura couldn’t resist having a little skills session with some eager young children who simply couldn’t hide their enthusiasm to the new Gardiner Park facility, and how it is coming to life before their eyes.

The facility has ‘turned green’ as we say in the last few weeks, however still has more synthetic turf to be laid, further landscaping works done, performance infill deposited, completion of the shockpad and drainage cell, plus more. Are we there yet? No, but we are getting closer every day!

For more information on Polytan’s synthetic AFL fields, please call our friendly team on 1800 663 812 or send us an email.

POLYTAN – SPORTS SURFACES BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE

*Images featuring Laura Duryea at the new Gardiner Park facility with eager fans

 

SWANS TEST OUT NEW SURFACE

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The Sydney Swans undertook training with a slight difference on Tuesday morning when they took to the artificial turf at Blackman Park, Lane Cove.

Hundreds of fans watched on in their red and white during the open skills session at the home of the Lane Cove Cats.

DAREBIN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS CENTRE (DISC)

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Polytan are well advanced on the largest synthetic football upgrade project ever undertaken in Australasia at the home of Football Federation of Victoria, the Darebin International Sports Centre.

SYNTHETIC FIELDS EXPLODING IN POPULARITY

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At the end of every football season, Pennant Hills Park looked more like a sandpit than a soccer pitch. A few tufts of grass behind the goal were the only greenery left on a pitch devastated by a full season of use.

“We would start playing on it in March and by mid-April it would be dirt,” Pennant Hills Football Club vice president Grahame Bateman said. “We would be scratching a line in the dirt with sticks. It was quite diabolical really. We used to refer to the ground as the Pennant Hills mudflats.”

POLYTAN MANUFACTURING FACILITY TOURS

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Polytan in conjunction with APT operate the largest sports manufacturing and distribution facility in the southern hemisphere. Our award-winning facility has been inducted into the manufacturing ‘Hall of Fame’ and has delivered an infinite number of sporting surfaces for every level, from regional community facilities through to Olympic and Commonwealth Games including Rio 2016 and Gold Coast 2018.

GRASSROOTS TO OLYMPIANS • POLYTAN SUPPORT

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Our extensive experience in the design, manufacture, construction and installation of sporting facilities around the world has seen our team create some of the most sophisticated sports facilities. As the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Global Supplier our team has also delivered hockey surfaces to the Rio, London, Sydney and Beijing Olympics. This year we are proud to have delivered the hockey fields for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games!

ATHLETIC CENTRE RECEIVES A NEEDED FACELIFT • NEWCASTLE, NSW

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Polytan is privileged to have had the opportunity to upgrade the aged, dilapidated Newcastle Athletics track in the heart of the northern NSW city.

For many years the Athletic Centre Management Committee chased the required funding for the works and considered how the resulting track could offer something special to the community.

STATE-OF-THE-ART SYNTHETIC ALL-WEATHER FIELD FOR LATHAM PARK • SOUTH COOGEE, NSW

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Randwick City Council awarded Polytan the contract to convert the traditional training field for Randwick Rugby at Latham Park, to a state of the art synthetic all-weather field.

Commencement of this project was a proud moment for Polytan as this continued our company’s involvement within the local area, having in recent years overhauled the fabulous neighbouring tennis centre!

It was a big decision for Council to commit to a dedicated synthetic field for rugby in Sydney, despite the proliferation of natural fields in New Zealand due to high usage and poor weather conditions. A smart design innovation was agreed to for Latham Park whereby a high wear ´scrum area´ was included where this essential activity could be conducted, just off the main field.

Polytan recognised this importance and took the responsibility very seriously to deliver a first class result.

Polytan along with stakeholders, Council and all end users could not be happier with the outcome and now rugby players can put the long hours into game training and preparation, without the concern of damaging the new synthetic field.

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