2019 National Sports Surfaces Industry Tour

Tuesday 23 July 2019

8:30AM - 5:00PM


Sports Surfaces Industry Tour   

Exploring some of Victoria’s newest and most innovative sports fields and facility developments, the tour will include visits to:

St Kevin’s School – The largest multi-sports synthetic facility development in Australia with three football (soccer) / an AFL field, a hockey and tennis field, and athletics track area. There will also be a maintenance demonstration at this site visit.
Monash University – With three cork infill fields, recreation and multi-sports zones for casual usage and social sport, the University understands how the technology can encourage young people to be more active both casually and with competitive sports activities.
Polytan Factory Visit – Viewing how each different synthetic sports surface is made and exploring the latest SmartTracks wearable technology.
La Trobe University – La Trobe University and Melbourne City Football Club – La Trobe University Multi-sports and multi surface site. Inclusion of synthetic and natural grass fields and Australia’s only stitched hybrid surface, as part of the University’s campus and partnership with Melbourne City.
Ausco Modular Pavilion – Visiting RMIT to visit the latest generation of modular pavilion and appreciate how the AFL worked to develop an innovative and cost-effective solution to pavilion needs.