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 …

STA (Vic) Research Project: Compare hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs. Part 1: Soil Parameters

This article is the first of a two part series on the study being undertaken and presents the soils data collected over the first 12 months. Part 2 will look at the data collected on surface quality parameters including turf composition, wear, traction and turf health. Turfgrass Article June 2018 Authors: John Neylan and David Nickson Project is funded by …

Research Project Milestone Report 3

“Compare possible hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs” Sports Turf Association Victoria Milestone Report 3 STA (Vic) Sportsfield Construction and Hours of Use Project Milestone Report 3 March 2018

Sports Turf Curator Role with Serco

See full advertisement for Sports Turf Curator Serco is seeking an experienced and energetic Sports Turf Curator to undertake the day-to-day maintenance of all sports turf grass and golf facilities in Royal Park and surrounding areas to the highest standard. The link to apply is: https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=46961&company=SercoGroup&username=    

SPORTS TURF ASSOCIATION (VIC) STUDENT SPONSORSHIP

PRESS RELEASE, JANUARY 2018 SPORTS TURF ASSOCIATION (VIC) STUDENT SPONSORSHIP Diploma of Sports Turf Management – Horticulture The Sports Turf Association (Vic) Inc. is again happy to announce it has agreed to offer and partially fund a student sponsorship. This sponsorship is designed to encourage students to move from Certificate III in Sports Turf Management – Apprenticeship into Diploma studies. …

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 …

Memorandum of Understanding between Parks & Leisure Australia (VIC/TAS) and STA (VIC)

Building a strong sport and leisure sector  Recently an MOU was signed between the two parties.  The MOU is designed to strengthen the partnership and collaboration between PLA Vic./Tas and STA (Vic) in acknowledgement of:- The crossover in the memberships of each organisation The similar items of interest of the memberships of each organisation The opportunities to jointly support and …

Bayer Safety and Education Forum

STA Victoria held a Safety & Education Forum at Holmesglen’s Glen Waverley campus this month with major sponsor Bayer Environmental Science. The premise of the day was to discuss with guests the importance of safety when using chemicals in the workplace, something greenkeepers, groundsmen and superintendents do nearly every day of their job. Bayer’s Territory Sales Manager for Turf, Craig …