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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

HOCKEY PITCH TRANSFORMED IN NARACOORTE!

Naracoote Hockey Pitch. Polytan installed the Poligras H2Oz sand dressed synthetic hockey system

POLIGRAS H2Oz 

The installation of the Poligras H2Oz sand dressed synthetic hockey system is complete with players and officials at Naracoorte keen to get on and try out their new pitch.

There is still a little bit of work to do with fencing and the player dugouts and tech bench to be completed in the coming weeks with everything ready for the start of the 2019 hockey season.

Naracoote Hockey Pitch. Polytan installed the Poligras H2Oz sand dressed synthetic hockey system

THANK YOU

Great thanks to Gambier Earth Movers for engaging Polytan to supply and install the in-situation shock pad and synthetic surface and special thanks to Conor Dunne from GEM for his tireless efforts and assistance throughout the works.

Our thanks and congratulations also to the committee of the Naracoorte District Hockey Association for their patience and persistence for many years of hard work in making their hockey dream become a reality.

Thank you to Jim Allen and Associates for managing the project on behalf of the NDHA and helping to deliver a fantastic new hockey pitch in Naracoorte to be enjoyed by players in the region for decades to come.

 

Image of Crefeld Hockey and Tennis Club with new Poligras Tokyo GT surface

POLYTAN’S FIRST INSTALL OF POLIGRAS TOKYO GT

A new elite hockey system everyone is talking about has been installed for the first time at Crefelder Hockey and Tennis Club in Krefeld.

Poligras Tokyo GT is the world’s first hockey system to incorporate Green Technology (GT). This surface is made from renewable materials, which lowers CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. This new sustainable way of producing hockey surfaces will help save our planet against climate change and global warming.

This new hockey system is the surface of choice for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The new dark blue hockey surface provides faster competition and a higher level of performance. The ball rolls along the surface quicker than any other Poligras hockey surface made before.

Top level hockey tournaments such as the FIH Pro League and German Field Hockey Championships have been played at this venue.

CREFELDER HOCKEY AND TENNIS CLUB

Club, city and state have invested about 500,000 euros to produce this new hockey pitch in time for the FINAL FOUR 2019 games at the Gerd Wellen hockey facility.

The existing shock absorbing base at Crefelder was worn out after 28 years and replaced with a 35 mm thick PolyBase GT elastic layer.

“Poligras Tokyo GT is currently the best hockey turf in the world and we are delighted to be the first ever venue where it has been installed” – Club manager Robert Haake on the new synthetic turf

“We expect many national teams will want to hold training sessions at our facility” – Robert Haake

THE NEW BLUE HOCKEY SURFACE

Blue is a popular colour surface in the world of hockey for many elite hockey competitions, such as the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Players and viewers can easily watch the yellow hockey ball roll across the hockey surface.

Two premium hockey systems are planned to be installed with Poligras Tokyo GT in Mönchengladbach and China.

Polytan are an official Global Supplier for the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

GARDINER PARK, THE NEW STRIKING AFL AND FOOTBALL FIELD IN GLEN IRIS, VIC!

 

 

It was all eyes and ears when works began in August 2017, as locals wondered what was happening to their empty park. Little did they realise this once empty reserve would become a spectacular AFL/CA and FIFA Quality certified field suitable for AFL and football playability.

LIGATURF RS + 260 COOLPLUS 

The City of Stonnington awarded Polytan as the chosen surface provider for the high quality LigaTurf RS + COOLplus.

This environmentally friendly heavy metal free surface was created in Melbourne, Australia meaning the council could rely on a high quality and durable product that is willing to stand the test of time.

For more on LigaTurf RS + 260 COOLplus https://aptasiapacific.com.au/sports/soccer/ 

Night image of Gardiner Park, Glen Iris AFL and Soccer field

COOLPLUS TECHNOLOGY

The COOLplus technology in this yarn reduces the surface temperature allowing for a surface that won’t get so hot in those summer months. This yarn is also protected to the highest level from any UV degradation.

DRAINAGE CELL

The high-tech drainage cell ensures that athletes are able to play and perform well in all conditions. Without this superior drainage cell system, the surface would soak up rain making it sluggish and slow to play on.

Image of Gardiner Park, Glen Iris AFL and Soccer Field

SHOCKPAD ABSORPTION

The Shockpad Pro Play 23 sits above the drainage cell and below the yarn backing to keep the surface rigid. This added layer of protection allows athletes to play as hard as they like. This enables athletes to purely focus on the game at hand, knowing they will be protected by the durable surface and shock absorbing synthetic grass surface.

Image of Soccer and AFL football in front of goals at Gardiner Park, Glen Iris, Victoria

DRIVE CAREFULLY ON THE MONASH!

Drivers will have to take extra care and keep their eyes on the road for as long as they can when passing Gardiner Park, Stonnington on the Monash Freeway because this new facility is bound to catch your attention!

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.

THE BEST PERFORM ON POLYTAN

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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.

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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! 

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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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