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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.

To view more project photos click here

CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION: SPORTS FIELDS ON CAR PARK ROOF TOP! • UQ SPORTS CAMPUS, BRISBANE

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World Class innovation at UQ Sports Campus, Brisbane

Polytan are thrilled to have been involved in the highly innovative, world class development of the dual synthetic sports field project at UQ Sport campus in St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia.

A long term partnership with the university across multiple major projects saw Polytan offer specialist advice and input, during initial planning with UQ Sport management, design phase with architects BVN and construction phase with McNab.

The Poligras hockey and football surfaces were designed to meet project construction requirements and ensured smooth handover, from the car park construction to complying sports performance surfaces.

Our warmest congratulations to all parties involved for their vision, diligence and hard work. Polytan are grateful for the opportunity to play a part in the design and construction of this state of the art development.

Polytan sports surfaces are truly built for performance and we look forward to seeing some amazing talent evolve from UQ Sport, following the installation of these amazing fields. Game On!

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HOCKEY NZ SIGN PARTNERSHIP WITH POLYTAN • EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP

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Hockey New Zealand is pleased to confirm an exciting new partnership with Polytan as preferred turf partner.

Polytan are leading the way in synthetic sporting surfaces and are well known for their passion and determination to strengthen and support the growth of hockey both locally and worldwide.

Polytan recently announced a seven year collaboration with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) as an official global supplier which sees them sole provider of hockey turfs for the 2018 and 2022 Hockey World Cups as well as for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“We look forward to working closely with Hockey New Zealand to provide the highest quality hockey surfaces,” said Polytan New Zealand General Manager Cody Linton.

“These facilities will benefit all hockey players from grassroots to elite with the Black Sticks, and provide a strong platform of opportunities for the sporting stars of tomorrow.”

Hockey New Zealand CEO Ian Francis said it was an exciting partnership with an eye towards the future.

“We are delighted to confirm this partnership with Polytan, who are world renowned for their quality, commitment, innovation and professional approach, as was evident in the fantastic pitches on show at the Rio Olympics.

This partnership will support us in the delivery of our Hockey New Zealand 2020 Strategy and place us in good stead towards achieving our vision to become the world’s best hockey nation.”

Article by Hockey New Zealand http://hockeynz.co.nz/News/polytan-partner-with-hockey-new-zealand

SUPER SPORTS CENTRE, RUNAWAY BAY QLD • NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Queensland State Government’s desire was to upgrade the existing elite performance synthetic track and field facility at The Super Sports Centre together with the provision of a new FIH Global synthetic hockey field for use during the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond. Construction of the new hockey pitch and athletics track and field is now complete, and the facilities were opened to the public on Monday, May 30, 2016.

Poligras Platinum COOLplus synthetic hockey system was selected to match the surface of choice for 2016 Rio Olympics and GC2018 venue at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre. Spurtan BV synthetic track was installed as the upgrade Surface on the athletics track, offering an excellent combination of cushion and speed for high performance training and activity. Click here to watch the installation of the new hockey pitch.

The track and field facility will be fully equipped for a wide range of running and throwing disciplines, including javelin, pole vault, discus, shot put, hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump. The multipurpose infield was returned to natural turf with Polytan directing the finished levels accommodating for a range of sporting uses such as athletics field disciplines, soccer and touch football. Click here to watch the installation of the new track and field facility.

Polytan was contracted for both track & field and hockey projects located in separate areas of the Super Sports Centre. Juggling the extensive construction works in both areas, keeping the Centre functioning with its other facilities open to the public was a constant challenge throughout the six-month project. These challenges were capably managed by Polytan with their highly skilled, experienced and professional project management team.

GOLD MEDAL THE FOCUS AS DWYER PLAYS IN LAST OLYMPICS • ABC NEWS ARTICLE

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Gold medal the focus as Dwyer plays in last Olympics

Three talented athletes from Rockhampton in central Queensland have been at the core of the Australian men´s hockey team for the past six years. Mark Knowles, Jamie Dwyer and Matt Gohdes have set off for the Rio Olympics, where they will take to the field together for the last time. It will be an emotional tournament for all of them, with Rio set to be Dwyer´s fourth and final Olympic Games.

The 37-year-old will retire after the final siren sounds. “It really feels right. It´s the right time for me to retire,” Dwyer said. “On one hand I´m scared, because I know how much I´m going to miss it.”

Dwyer was the first of the three Rockhampton players to earn his place in the sport´s national team in 2001. He has had an illustrious career that includes five world player of the year awards, one Olympic gold medal and two bronze. He desperately wants to cap it off with another gold medal.

“I think the challenge for us is to be our best when our best is required,” Dwyer said. “If we play to our potential, I think we´ll be a tough team to beat.”

To read the full article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-27/family-ties-bind-rockhampton-kookaburras-hockey-trio/7665070?section=sport

PHOTO: Mark Knowles, Jamie Dwyer and Matt Gohdes celebrate a semi-final win last year. (Supplied: Hockey Australia/Grant Treeby)
Article shared from ABC.net.au – ABC Capricornia written by Megan Hendry.

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