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23 June – 1 July 2018 • Rabobank Hockey Men’s Champions Trophies in Breda, Netherlands


Come and see us at the Rabobank Hockey Men’s Champions Trophies in Breda, Netherlands on Saturday 23rd June – Sunday 1st July 2018. Only phenomenal international teams will be playing the 37th and last edition of the Hockey Champions Trophy for Men. Every year two teams get an exclusive invitation from the FIH Board to compete based on their prior performance at the Champions Trophy and Champions Challenge. There’s no better time or place in the year to see your favourite sport being played in the biggest home to hockey with over 320 hockey clubs and more than 255,000 hockey players across the Netherlands. Breda won the award for the ‘best inner-city of Holland 2017-2019’, so this event will be an exciting hockey extravaganza not to be missed! This is your last chance to attend the biggest men’s hockey event for the year. Get your tickets before they sell out!  For visitor information go to the Tourist Office Breda website to find out more about Breda and what the city has to offer as well as accommodation in the area for your stay.

16 – 18 July 2018 • National Sports Convention


As our population grows and wants to play more often outdoors, the sporting surfaces available need to be able to cope with the demand of our community and the needs of types of athletes. Bringing together global and Australian leading thinkers, practitioners and case studies to showcase technology, management practices and innovative solutions that can improve playing capacity on fields and synthetic playing surfaces.

As part of the National Sports Surfaces Conference, Polytan will be exhibiting at stand 270 this year, and welcome you to come and say hello.  The National Sports Surfaces Conference will explore how the latest innovative thinking is assisting all surface types evolve for better usage, and how by installing technology into or near these surfaces, it allows more for greater experiences that are changing sport and athlete experiences for the better.

Polytan’s very own General Manager – Paul Kamphuis will also be speaking in Plenary Keynote Session 3, on Wednesday 18th July, and sharing some key considerations on the planning, usability and functionality of synthetic surfaces for all abilities, including the recent outcomes of the Fearnley Dawes Athletic Centre, the second in the world to feature a wheelchair lane for elite athletes training purposes.

SmarTracks – The Intelligent running tracks for trainers and athletes who want to know more.  

As part of the National Sports Surfaces Conference, Polytan are also excited to be showcasing LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS of our SmarTracks technology at this year’s event.

What is this new technology?

Polytan SmarTracks is a sophisticated professional training diagnostic system for everyday use.  With this system it is easier, quicker and cheaper to create detailed documentation and evaluations of training content.

How can I see Polytan SmarTracks technology in action?

Live demonstrations will take place daily in front of the Polytan stand with real athletes, and delegates are certainly welcome to try out the system and technology for themselves on the day.

Polytan work to empower athletes from grassroots through to Olympians to reach their full potential and greatest performance. With this latest SmarTracks technology, athletes of all levels can benefit from this diagnostic system to help reach new benchmarks, manage training sessions, reduce injuries, much more!

What else is happening?

Polytan are once again apart of the National Sports Surfaces Industry Tour.

Conducted on Monday 16th July 2018, Register HERE to visit the Head office of Sport Group Asia Pacific where Polytan work hand in hand with APT to design, manufacture, and produce the highest quality synthetic playing surfaces available.  Our Hall of Fame manufacturing facility will blow you away, and is a great place to start when looking to create your next synthetic sporting facility.

Want more information now?

Give our friendly team a call  on 1800 663 812 or Contact Us

Delegates wishing to attend the event, can register via this link:

A full program of the event can be found here:


Queensland Sports and Athletic Centre

Built in 1982 for the Commonwealth Games, the QSAC’s State Athletics Facility & Main Stadium athletics track has been resurfaced using Rekortan M99 in Hertha Blue has been completed.  QSAC’s Main Stadium features the 9 lane athletics track with a 10 lane straight for international, national and local athletic events, while the State Athletics Facility for athletics carnivals, training and outdoor events.

Rekortan M99 ideal for international elite sport and is ideally suited to major athletic stadiums due to high performance whilst the robust design also ensures a particularly long lifespan.

5-7 May 2018 • Poligras Superleague

The Poligras Super League, which first began in 2012, is fast becoming Hockey Queensland’s signature event where the best hockey in the State is celebrated in a carnival-type atmosphere that includes a welcome breakfast, awards ceremonies and more.  



Are we there yet?

Four simple words filled with such anticipation.

The construction of the new synthetic AFL field at Gardiner Park, is progressing steadily with support from Polytan and the Stonnington City Council.

Watched closely by AFL VIC, surrounding community members, sporting enthusiasts, Polytan Ambassador and Melbourne Demons AFLW athlete Laura Duryea, the completion of this facility cannot arrive soon enough!

Polytan are actively supporting the growth of AFL in Victoria and are keen to promote the sport for all age levels from grassroots, right through to the elite. Polytan Ambassador Laura Duryea visited the construction site earlier this week to see how the synthetic field was evolving and to get a feel for what the facility will be like after completion.

“We definitely need more all-weather facilities to support the growing interest in AFL sport. With the popularity of AFLW, communities are already seeing a struggle for suitable facilities that can accommodate the influx of young girls and boys wanting to get out on the field for a kick. Gardiner Park will be an impressive new facility and I hope to see Polytan deliver more of these community gems over the coming years” ~Laura Duryea

As an incredible primary school teacher herself, whilst visiting the site Laura couldn’t resist having a little skills session with some eager young children who simply couldn’t hide their enthusiasm to the new Gardiner Park facility, and how it is coming to life before their eyes.

The facility has ‘turned green’ as we say in the last few weeks, however still has more synthetic turf to be laid, further landscaping works done, performance infill deposited, completion of the shockpad and drainage cell, plus more. Are we there yet? No, but we are getting closer every day!

For more information on Polytan’s synthetic AFL fields, please call our friendly team on 1800 663 812 or send us an email.


*Images featuring Laura Duryea at the new Gardiner Park facility with eager fans




The Sydney Swans undertook training with a slight difference on Tuesday morning when they took to the artificial turf at Blackman Park, Lane Cove.

Hundreds of fans watched on in their red and white during the open skills session at the home of the Lane Cove Cats.



Polytan are well advanced on the largest synthetic football upgrade project ever undertaken in Australasia at the home of Football Federation of Victoria, the Darebin International Sports Centre.



At the end of every football season, Pennant Hills Park looked more like a sandpit than a soccer pitch. A few tufts of grass behind the goal were the only greenery left on a pitch devastated by a full season of use.

“We would start playing on it in March and by mid-April it would be dirt,” Pennant Hills Football Club vice president Grahame Bateman said. “We would be scratching a line in the dirt with sticks. It was quite diabolical really. We used to refer to the ground as the Pennant Hills mudflats.”

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