News - Page 9 of 10 - Polytan
Powered by Sport Group

BALI SPORTS FOUNDATION – A SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION • A JOB WELL DONE

cwad-admin

We were thrilled to receive these photographs (for the full set of images click here) from the recently completed Bali Sports Foundation outdoor sports facility, which we donated our time and expertise to create, back in March.

To quickly recap, this feat was achieved over five days, thanks to the hard work of everyone who contributed while on our Annual Asia Pacific Conference in Bali.

Polytan provided the new Laykold indoor surface, with line markings for wheelchair rugby, basketball, transforming a very old and dilapidated court into a synthetic multisport surface for wheelchair users.

From building new wheelchair-accessible ramps to painting walls, and even constructing a much needed toilet block with showers; we’re immensely proud of the way the entire team and our agent network pitched in – some of whom also donated much-needed new wheelchairs. And at the end of the conference, the staff took to the wheelchairs and played a friendly afternoon tournament against the BSF.

The completion of these final projects marks the end of the restoration. Sending us these latest pictures, BSF founder Rodney Holt told us how happy he was with the finished court and facilities. “Our jerseys have Polytan emblazoned across the front, in recognition of your support. Once again many thanks!”

We’re incredibly proud of this achievement, and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved. It’s heartwarming to know that this has already affected lives for the better. We recently learned that the Foundation team made it through to the finals of a wheelchair tournament in Kuala Lumpur, after being greatly assisted by these donations.

In the words of Sport Group CEO Stephen Niven: “This makes me feel very proud of what we have done, and confirms the worthiness of the donation. Nice work.”

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR • OLYMPIAN ANNA FLANAGAN SIGNS WITH POLIGRAS

cwad-admin

Polytan and APT Asia Pacific are pleased to announce a major win in our quest to support our sporting heroes. We’re excited to welcome Olympic Hockey player Anna ‘Flanno’ Flanagan as a brand ambassador of Poligras, the surface synonymous with Olympic field hockey pitches. With a high profile in the world of Women’s Hockey, and more than 20,000 Twitter followers, Anna is an immensely popular figure. She was recently named field hockey’s ‘World Young Player of the Year’, as well as ‘Hockeyroos Player of the World Cup 2014’ – and she has over 150 International Caps to her name.

“I´m honoured to be involved with such a great company leading up to Rio. The importance of a good hockey pitch makes a big difference in international hockey, and Poligras have shown they provide the best turf there is.” Anna Flanagan.

“We’re extremely proud to have Anna join our ranks and represent our flagship brand, Poligras. Poligras is the foundation for incredible on-field performance – and supporting our local teams is exactly what we’re all about.” Jim Tritt, Director of Operations, APT

About Polytan STI
Polytan STI is the leading provider of choice for the design and construction of synthetic sports surfaces. A constructor of world-class major sporting facilities, including the construction and installation of field hockey pitches to Olympic standards.

About Advanced Polymer Technology
APT is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative, high performance and environmentally friendly sports and recreational surfacing systems. The complete range includes artificial turf, acrylic-based hard court surfaces, and polyurethane-based surfaces for athletics, indoor gymnasium flooring, and children’s playgrounds.

We’re passionate about supporting Australian sport and our players, and Anna joins a team of other distinguished sponsors, including Jamie Dwyer, named five time FIH Player of the year.

NEW SURFACE FOR SOUTHS UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB • RUNCORN, BRISBANE – LIGATURF 240 RS+ COOLPLUS

cwad-admin

Saturday, May 2, Brisbane City Councillor Steven Huang representing McGregor Ward, along with Tracey Confessore, President of SUFC opened the new 13,000 m2 Ligaturf 240 RS+ Coolplus surface at Souths United Football Club in Runcorn.

After the heavy rains leading up to the event, it was not surprising that the weekend´s fixtures looked like they were fast disappearing along with the grand opening. Thankfully the skies cleared, and the sun came out for a great afternoon.

Among those attending were representatives from Football Queensland, Football Brisbane, Life Members, Past Presidents, Sponsors, Roar, and Polytan STI.

A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE FOR NEW ZEALAND RUGBY • TRUST HOUSE MEMORIAL PARK – MASTERTON

cwad-admin

Masterton’s Trust House Memorial Park will stage New Zealand’s first-ever professional rugby game on artificial turf, when it hosts the Hurricanes and Chiefs development teams on Thursday 30 April.

The state-of-the-art turf was officially opened just prior to the development game, which will be the highlight of an evening festival of rugby and football.

The redevelopment features the LigaTurf RS+260 20/4 on 25mm EL artificial turf, with bright surrounds customised to match Wairarapa Bush provincial colours that looks exceptional under the 1000 Lux stadium lighting.

Jonathan Tanner, chair of the Wairarapa Multi Sports Stadium Trust, says the opening of the artificial turf marks the culmination of 18 months hard work. “This will be a very significant day in the development of many sports throughout the Wairarapa, not just rugby and football,” he explained.

“The new turf and floodlights has been ambitious project and we are grateful to the efforts of a great many people, particularly Heartland Wairarapa chairman Bob Francis and Wairarapa-Bush Chief Executive Officer Tony Hargood. The result is a multi-use facility, which will be of tremendous benefit to a vast number of schools, colleges, sports clubs, and other community organisations.

“Park usage is expected to increase from five per cent to 40 per cent, with ground hire fees the same or less than in previous years. Floodlit rugby and football are planned, with many evenings already booked out. None of this would have been possible without the generous funding we have received from Trust House, the Lottery Grants Board, Masterton District Council and the Eastern and Central Community Trust.”

The facility will also be the home of Wairarapa United Football team who will be contesting the Chatham Cup at Trust House Memorial Park on 9th/10th May.

Read more on the Opening of Trust House Memorial Park: http://waibush.co.nz/?p=2120

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/wairarapa-news/67947465/new-turf-a-winner-for-wairarapa-stadium

NEW ARLINGTON OVAL FOOTBALL PITCH • RECEIVES FIFA 1 STAR RATING

cwad-admin

An official presentation of the FIFA accreditation was made to Marrickville Council, Director of Infrastructure Services, Neil Strickland, by Polytan STI Sales Manager, Rob Kirkwood, recently.

The LigaTurf® synthetic football system is suited to all levels of competition. This football surface not only offers an attractive, hard wearing solution for the high usage venue but also replicates the training venue surface of choice for elite clubs such as Liverpool FC and Bayern Munich!

Council had the forethought to incorporate a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly Bionic Fibre rubber infill to ensure the field offers the very latest in surfacing technology.

“We were confident from the start that the Polytan STI team would provide us the result we were seeking for this traditional Council sports field.” said Council.

“The completed field has received rave reviews from users and local clubs. This challenging development has certainly provided a first class facility that will cater for the long term future of the up and coming sports stars of the local area”, Council offered.

Click here for the full case study and images

EXCITING NEWS FROM THE BALI SPORTS FOUNDATION • BSF MAKES IT THROUGH TO THE FINALS

cwad-admin

In March of this year Polytan STI held our Annual Asia Pacific Conference in Bali and provided a legacy by completing an outdoor sports facility and donating much needed wheelchairs to the Bali Sports Foundation in combination with our respected agent network. It is heart warming to announce the Foundation have recently attended a wheelchair tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, made possible by these donations.

The BSF Team represented Indonesia and made it through to the finals, losing 23-32 to the Malaysian National team.

Rodney Holt, BSF Founder said “Considering we are still in a rebuilding phase, I am happy with the result. Our jersey´s have Polytan emblazoned across the front – in recognition of your support… Once again many thanks!”

BSF provide sports for youths with the following disabilities:

  1. Wheelchair Basketball – Amputee,Para & Polio
  2. Wheelchair Rugby – CP,Amputee and Quad
  3. Powerlifing – Amputee,Polio and Blind
  4. Blind Judo – Blind
  5. Goalball – Blind
  6. Wheelchair Shooting – Amputee & Polio
  7. Special Needs Swimming – all disabilities
  8. Deaf Mute Eskrima – Deaf Mute
  9. Boccia – Severe CP
  10. Pararchery – Amputee & Polio
  11. Disabled Lawn Bowls – Polio,CP,Amputee
  12. ParaSailing – Amputee & Polio

“Sports Changes Lives”

WAIRARAPA HOCKEY GETS A FACE LIFT • TRUST HOUSE HOCKEY CENTRE, CARTERTON

cwad-admin

Pictures of Polytan STI´s first Poligras Platinum COOLplus installation at Trust House Hockey Centre, Carterton… Home of Wairarapa Hockey.

This photograph is of pitch two, installed to complement their six year old Poligras Olympia number one pitch.

Pitch two was originally a 15 year old sand dressed pitch which was removed, asphalt installed (supervised by Polytan STI), complete drainage upgrade (designed by Polytan STI) and installation of irrigation system… We are sure Wairarapa Hockey will love pitch two as much as their pitch one.

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SPORT GROUP • IK INVESTMENT PARTNERS TO SELL SPORTGROUP TO EQUISTONE

cwad-admin

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is pleased to announce that the IK 2000 Fund has reached an agreement to sell Sportfield Deutschland Holding GmbH (“SportGroup” or “the Group”), the worldwide leading specialists for sports and recreational surfaces systems, to Equistone Partners Europe Limited (“Equistone”). The parties have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the transaction.

With over 40 years’ experience, SportGroup is a worldwide quality and innovation leader for synthetic sport and recreational surface systems with turnover of approx. MEUR 300 in 2014. SportGroup develops, produces and installs artificial turf fields and tracks (both running tracks and multi-purpose surfaces). The Group operates an integrated business model with all system critical components being manufactured in-house. SportGroup has production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific with approx. 1,000 employees worldwide.

During IK’s ownership, the Group has successfully completed add-on acquisitions in Sweden, France, USA and Australasia to expand its operations and further shape its global footprint. Today, SportGroup has a strong sales network consisting both of own sales teams and dedicated partners, in over 70 countries, and a strong global customer base, with over 7,000 artificial turf pitches and over 16,000 tracks installed worldwide. SportGroup regularly sets new standards and the Company’s reference projects include the Olympics Games (Beijing, London, Rio de Janeiro) among other leading sport events. SportGroup thereby addresses the long-term market trends of increasing penetration rates of artificial turf and recreational surfaces worldwide.

“Since being acquired by IK the size of the Company has doubled and the global footprint has significantly improved. The challenging market situation that we faced in 2012 triggered a transformation of SportGroup, and alongside IK, we actively invested in product innovations and brand strategy, as well as in sales and organisational excellence in order to best serve the global market trends. Today, we are the optimal positioned player in the sports surfaces industry, and we are pleased to be entering into a partnership with Equistone to support the Group’s future strategic development and growth,” said Frank Dittrich, CEO of SportGroup.

“SportGroup has transformed from being a European actor into a worldwide leading specialist with a unique global footprint. Moreover, the Group has a well-balanced product range, a firm focus on innovations, and a strong product development pipeline; all which will enable further growth, and form a strong basis for the future development of the Group. We would like to thank the management team for their contribution, and wish SportGroup and its employees the very best for the future,” said Detlef Dinsel, Managing Partner at IK and advisor to the IK 2000 Fund.

About SportGroup
SportGroup is a worldwide market leader of outdoor sport and recreational surface systems. SportGroup installs artificial turf fields and tracks (both running tracks and multi-purpose surfaces) and manufactures all system critical components in-house. SportGroup has three main product groups (artificial turf, tracks and playground) used in a variety of applications. The business benefits from its unique system competence, leading technology and a strong market position, especially in Germany. For more information visit www.sportgroup-holding.com

About IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK Funds have raised more than €7 billion of capital and invested in close to 90 European companies. IK Funds invest together with management teams in mid-sized companies that have strong improvement potential, operating in the business services, care, industrial goods and consumer goods sectors. The current portfolio comprises 21 companies. For more information visit www.ikinvest.com

VICTORIA STATE HOCKEY CENTRE • OLYMPIC STANDARD PITCH

cwad-admin

Polytan STI has recently completed an upgrade of the Victorian State Hockey Centre main competition field in stunning new dual blue colours. Indeed this provides our home State Centre with a sneak preview of the Rio Blue field colour, with an alternative blue surround.

This is the first installation of this exclusive colour for Australia. The alternative blue surround runoff areas is a good innovation that suits the Melbourne venue. In addition this is the first Australian installation of the Poligras Platinum COOLplus surface – as proposed by Polytan STI for Rio! Two previous installations have been done in New Zealand and the playability on those fields has been outstanding. As a result this premier hockey venue has the latest technology with proven performance.

This follows up other State and Territory Hockey Centre references for Poligras at Queensland, NSW, ACT and South Australia!…

1 7 8 9 10

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

CONTACT US

* Note: Your Email will be kept safe