The latest innovative athlete performance tracking technology is expanding into football facilities around the world – all thanks to the hard working team at Polytan.
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
The SmarTracks timing gates are installed into particular locations within the playing surface.
An athlete can wear a sensor or attach their android device to a belt, worn around the athletes waist while they sprint and manoeuvre across the surface.
As the athlete passes each timing gate their precise performance data is recorded and sent to the SmarTracks App or SmarTracks data software.
More than one athlete can use this SmarTracks system at the same time. Therefore it is the perfect system for schools, sport training facilities, sporting clubs and coaches aiming to optimise their athletes performance.
SMARTRACKS IS TAKING ATHLETES PERFORMANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
Sport can be very mentally and physically stimulating and with so many sports these days, it’s hard to keep track of them all! Australians love a good sporting game and 2019 brings to us a plethora of events involving an array of different types of sports. Here are some of the most awaited sporting events of 2019!
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!
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.
QATAR SC STADIUM, DOHA
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.
STOCKHOLM OLYMPIC 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.
BISLETT STADIUM, OSLO
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).
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!
ALEXANDER STADIUM, BIRMINGHAM
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.
THE BEST PERFORM ON POLYTAN
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.
Congratulations to Yarra Ranges Council for winning the Polytan Inclusive Sport, Recreation or Open Space Award!
Polytan Asia Pacific General Manager, Paul Kamphuis presented this award to Yarra Ranges Council at the Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Awards night on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.
The Yarra Ranges Council installed a new gate and lengthened chicanes, so there are wider turning circles for those riding on hand cycles, tandem bikes and other non-powered vehicles.
More people especially those with disabilities will have their independence back, as they can access the Lilydale to Warburton trail without any obstacles in their way.
Polytan were privileged to recognise all those who are currently making a difference to those living with a disability and helping them to achieve their full potential.
Well done to all winners and nominees for these awards!
VICTORIAN DISABILITY SPORT AND RECREATION AWARDS
The annual Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards recognise the achievements of those who have helped make a difference through sport and recreation to those living with a disability.
These awards showcase the efforts of athletes, volunteers, officials, coaches, clubs, communities, venues and programs to assist with allowing those with disability to live a more independent and fulfilled life.
LILYDALE TO WARBURTON RAIL TRAIL IS NOW ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
The Yarra Ranges Council responded to local resident, James Wood’s request to make the Lilydale to Warburton rail trail accessible to all when his last bicycle ride involved having to be carried by his sons, so he could continue riding along the trail.
“Independence is a huge thing for me, and to know now that I can ride this part of the trail by myself is fantastic” – Local resident, James Wood.
At Hook’s Road, Warburton a new gate has also been installed and chicanes lengthened to accommodate for wider turning circles for those riding hand cycles, tandem bikes and other non-powered vehicles on the trail. New chicanes at road crossings have also been altered to improve safety and accessibility to the trail.
Due to this new improvement, upgrades across the Yarra Ranges region will begin for the next financial year.
POLYTAN INCLUSIVE SPORT, RECREATION OR OPEN INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD
Polytan congratulate the Lilydale to Warburton Trail (Yarra Ranges Council) on this successful and inclusive area where all people can now enjoy riding on the Lilydale to Warburton trail.
Along with Disability Sport & Recreation, Polytan aim to further raise awareness about the advantages of creating inclusive sport, recreation and open infrastructure areas that are suitable for use by all.
The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 in Southbank, VIC.
Polytan aim to further raise awareness about the advantages of creating inclusive sport, recreation and open infrastructure areas that are suitable for use by all.
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.
POLYTAN INSTALLS NEW SPORTS FLOORING FOR BSF ASIA
SPORTGROUP & BSF ASIA TEAM BUILDING
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.
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