# New VFL ground

Toby Lumsden has worked in turf all over the world, enjoying a career spanning cricket wicket preparation and a variety of other sports. He is now the grounds co-ordinator at Casey Fields in Victoria’s southeast, a venue which has an athletics centre, sports ovals, tennis courts, playgrounds, netball courts and criterium cycling track. Toby began working in turf twenty years …

# New turf for AAMI Park

Victoria’s award winning AAMI Park is set to undergo a full turf replacement before the commencement of the AFC Asian Cup in early 2015. turfmate caught up with the Sportsfields Coordinator, Justin Lang, to discuss the progression of the project, which began after the Victory game last Monday. The long-awaited completion of AAMI Park came in 2010, with hundreds of …

# Summer of Soccer seminar wrap up

STA Victoria recently held their ‘Summer of Soccer’ Seminar at the Kingston Soccer Club in Cheltenham. The event, sponsored by Abel Sports, was a fantastic opportunity for the Victorian turf industry to come together one last time in 2014, catch up and chat all things soccer pitches in the lead up to the AFC Asian Cup that will commence in …

# Greenvale’s new oval

Kenn Martin from McMahons is currently the project manager for the redevelopment of Greenvale Reserve’s oval number four, for Hume City Council. The project was an open council tender for the construction of a new turf wicket and Santa Ana couch oval that is used for local cricket. McMahons were shortlisted for the tender and went through many different submissions …

# Makeover for Glenferrie Oval

Hawthorn’s spiritual home Glenferrie Oval and its surrounds will be given a green makeover thanks to a $2 million water project. The Glenferrie Recreation Precinct — which includes the famous football ground, the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Hawthorn Community Gardens, the Grace Park Law Tennis Club and more — received $1 million from the State Government last week to …

# Summer of Soccer Invite

STA Vic – Summer of Soccer – proudly sponsored by Abel Sports Where – Wednesday, 19 November 2014 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (AEDT) Cheltenham, VIC Event Details: 7.30–8.15 am – Registration and Breakfast A hearty hot breakfast! Egg and bacon muffins/roles. 8.15–8.25 am – Nathan Tovey President, STA Vic Welcome 8.25–9.00 am –  Matthew Young, Sportsground Supervisor City …

# Bushrangers hit Wesley

This week, the Bushrangers are training at Wesley College’s immaculate cricket facility in Glen Waverley, 19km southeast of Melbourne. turfmate caught up with the assistant coach from Cricket Victoria, Trent Woodhill and Wesley’s head groundsman, Rob Savedra, to chat to them about the events of the week. Victoria have been coming to train at Wesley for 11 years, although this …

# Winner of $100 Movie Voucher

Congratulations to Tony Gordon who won the $100 Village Gold Class Movie Voucher! Thanks for your feedback Tony and thank you to all who responded to the survey.  The feedback was very helpful and some of the information will be up on the website soon. If you have any queries regarding membership or events, please feel free to call me.Email     …

# Update: Trevor Barker Oval

Since we previously visited the Trevor Barker Beach Oval in Sandringham, Victoria late last year, the construction project has been completed. After a brief transition phase Citywide Open Space Surfaces are now the principal turf maintenance team behind the historic ground. ETP Turf has continued to have a minor role in advising and assisting with the transition phase from construction …

# Formation of the STA Australia

We are very proud to announce that the executives from each Sports Turf Association region formally met during the 30th Australian Turfgrass Conference held at the Gold Coast on Monday 23 June 2014. At that meeting it was the agreed to proceed with previously discussed plans to establish a senior executive and incorporated association to act and function as the …