Work has now been completed on the dual multi-purpose synthetic playing fields at Kareela Oval, NSW – just in time for the football season!
The multi-million dollar project saw the upgrade of two fields with a LigaTurf Hybrid 60 synthetic playing surface for two football fields, markings for mini-football fields, a synthetic cricket pitch between fields, Oztag usage and lighting, fencing and ancillary services.
The new synthetic fields will be certified to FIFA 1 Star – and thanks to the new lighting, to meet night-game standards, the areas are more adaptable than ever.
Almost 18,000 square metres of LigaTurf Hybrid 60 synthetic surface was laid and filled with 520 tons of sand and 180 tons of rubber. The new turf is already paying it’s way with almost three times the volume of play.
The fields will be host to more than 30 soccer games each weekend, as well as primary, high school and representative school sport – and they’ve already been fully allocated for the winter playing season, to the Sutherland Shire Football Association, Sutherland Shire Oztag Association and a variety of local schools.
Speaking about the success of the new facilities, Sutherland Shire Mayor, Kent Johns reported that “Sutherland Shire has one of the highest rates of participation in sport in Australia, and therefore there is a constant demand placed on our playing fields. The investment in these new synthetic playing fields will mean that a much greater number of games can be played in all weather situations.”
“These fields will be an impressive drawcard for all sporting codes – and they will hopefully set the standard for other playing field upgrades in the future.”