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HOPE FOR HOCKEY IN VICTORIA

Victoria is currently living under Stage 3 or 4 restrictions (depending on where you are located) due to the COVID-19 virus. It can be challenging and frustrating for the Victorian hockey community to watch the other states start to return to the hockey pitches, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Once restrictions start to ease, hopefully, in the coming months, Victorian hockey clubs and players will too get to pick up their sticks and hit the fields.

GETTING HOCKEY PITCHES READY FOR ACTION

Hockey may be on hold in Victoria, but Polytan has been working harder than ever to get new hockey projects completed in time for when restrictions are lifted. We have also worked with several organisations who have used this downtime to upgrade their hockey surfaces ahead of the return to play. It’s all about being ready to go when the time comes so schools and the hockey community can return to new synthetic pitches that look fresh, are safe to play on, and have excellent ball roll performance.

SO, WHAT HAS POLYTAN BEEN WORKING ON?

We have been fortunate enough to complete several amazing hockey projects in Victoria, with few interruptions.

Elwood Secondary College, VIC

Polytan designed and constructed a synthetic hockey pitch at Elwood Secondary College. Our popular Australian Made Poligras H2OZ COOLplus hockey turf was installed for not only students to use but also players from the prestigious Melbourne Cricket Club.

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (PEGS), VIC

Polytan reconstructed two synthetic hockey pitches at PEGS Sports Field Complex in Keilor East, VIC. Again, they chose our Australian Made Poligras H2OZ COOLplus hockey surface due to its ‘dry play’ performance capabilities for facilities where irrigation is unavailable, restricted or not installed. This system is perfect for clubs that don’t want to waste too much water on their pitch but want fantastic playing characteristics.

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

We can’t wait for students and the hockey community to start using these hockey facilities again and we are sure they will love our newly installed Poligras synthetic hockey pitches.

But there is still more to come! Soon we will start working on our next Victorian hockey projects including pitch upgrades for Latrobe Hockey at KP Hardiman Reserve, Footscray Hockey at McIvor Reserve, and resurfacing Pitch 2 at the State Netball Hockey Centre.

So, there is certainly light at the end of the tunnel for hockey in Victoria and this is proven by how quickly other states in Australia have returned to playing hockey. Keep practising your skills at home, so you’re ready to hit the pitch when Victoria’s restrictions are lifted!

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