Notice of AGM sent to Members 26th June 2018

NOTICE OF STA (VIC) INC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & CALL FOR EXECUTIVE & GENERAL COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS Wednesday 25th July, 2018, 8.00am-8.15am, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Room,  Level 2, This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the MCG commencing at 8.00am sharp prior to the Sports Turf Seminar. The Sports Turf Seminar will follow at 8.15 am and we …

National Sports Surfaces Conference

Dear Members, The highly-anticipated National Sports Surfaces Conference is being held as part of the National Sports Convention from 17-18th July in Melbourne. If you’re interested in attending, or learning more about this Conference, then don’t forget Early Bird Registration closes on 1st June (this Friday), so don’t miss out! One of the key topics to be explored at the …

STA (VIC) SPORTS TURF SEMINAR – 25TH JULY 2018

The STA (Vic) Sports Turf Seminar is fast approaching on the 25th July, 2018.  As the major event in the STA (Vic) calendar it presents a great forum not to be missed.   This year we are pleased to announce the event will be sponsored jointly by Toro, Dawn Mowers and AgPower. This year we are revisiting the home of sport …

Gippsland Regional Park Managers Meeting – 21 August 2018

Liam Cole, Open Space Planning Officer, Wellington Shire Council is arranging a FREE professional development day for those responsible for the planning, development, and management of public open spaces which will be held in Warragul. This is the third event they have held and it has grown in strength, with local government recognising the importance of supporting the development of …

Cricket Pitch Preparation Video

STA (Vic) held a Pitch Preparation Field Day in conjunction with Cricket Victoria and sponsored by Mentay.  The event was held at Melbourne Grammar School, Port Melbourne in September, 2017 and was attended by over 90 delegates involved in a practical day on how to prepare cricket wickets.  John Shannon and Chris Cay ran the day with the help of …

Victorian Invitation to Toro Regional Sportsfield & Grounds Forum

STA (Victoria) will hold the Victorian Forum Wednesday 29 November, Packer Park Pavilion, 120 Leila Road, Carnegie, 8.30am – 2.30pm. Toro Australia, Syngenta and STA (Vic) would like to invite representatives from sports fields and grounds, schools, racecourses, maintenance companies, contractors and government departments to attend the Toro Regional Sportsfield & Grounds (SF&G) forum in Melbourne. Previously the successful SF&G …

Pitch Preparation Day 12th September, 2017

PITCH PREPARATION DAY,  12 SEPTEMBER, 2017 HELD AT MELBOURNE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, FLACK PARK, PORT MELBOURNE & SPONSORED BY MENTAY The occasional heavy downpours did not dampen the enthusiasm and passion of the organisers and delegates attending on the day.  We kicked off at 7am with registration and breakfast provided by Melbourne Grammar School catering department.  The objective of the day …

Annual General Meeting & Committee Elections

The AGM was held 24th August, 2017 at the Rosstown Hotel, Carnegie. The meeting agreed unanimously to adopt the updated set of Rules of Association for the Sports Turf Association (Victoria) Inc. which were distributed to members via email. The updated Rules of association are available to all members Election of the Executive Committee and General Committee followed: Re-elected to …

Seminar Wrap Up

The Sports Turf Seminar held 19th July 2017 at AAMI Park delivered important messages and the day flowed smoothly thanks to Master of Ceremonies Darren James. With a mix of speakers covering the primary issues of optimization of ground use and versatility; the appearance of a special guest who made AFL history playing the most games; and some of the …