Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

NSSCE Conference to explain why leading sporting bodies are backing synthetic surfaces

NSSCE Conference to explain why leading sporting bodies are backing synthetic surfaces
April 23, 2014

The upcoming 2014 National Synthetic Surfaces Conference & Expo (NSSCE) will explain why synthetic sporting surfaces are quickly gaining popularity as an economic and long lasting alternative all over the world.

As the conference organisers explain, this popularity has recently seen European Champions League qualifiers played on artificial turf, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada to also be played on artificial surfaces and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra to upgrade its synthetic football field so that the Australian women’s team can practice for the event.

With the full program for the NSSCE, and the associated Power of Sport Conference, just released, the conferences will build on the themes and content discussed at the first ever NSSCE in 2013 – with the Power of Sport conference providing delegates with a comprehensive program focussed on increasing participation in sport.

New at the NSSCE and Power of Sport Conference in 2014 are:

Forums - to be run alongside the conference program and available for all visitors to the Expo to register and attend. These will include:

The International Rugby Board forum, and

The Community Sport Forum run by Community Sport Australia and in association with the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation.

The Innovation Tour – as site visits were a popular option for delegates last year, they have been expanded to become an ‘Innovations Tour’ of four different sites, each of which will show how innovation has been applied to develop synthetic surfaces in challenging conditions. Among locations to be visited is Trinity Grammar School (pictured below).

With the NSSCE program, a choice of three streams will be available for delegates, with emphasis on technology, finding solutions to challenges and utility of synthetic surfaces.

These streams will have a number of sessions which will expand on the three topics of:

• Asset management and maximising your investment

• Program management and developing partnership models for community use

• Driving participation in sport with targeted strategies and programs

One of the standout sessions not to be missed will be a presentation from Wayne Ridlands, Facilities Officer at Lane Cove Council.

This session will focus on the Council’s state of the art integrated sports field with two FIFA 1 star/IRB ‘Regulation 22’ pitches within an AFL oval and with a cricket wicket in the middle – sited on top of a former 30 metre deep rubbish tip that still ‘moves’.

Delegates will also have the chance to visit this first rugby union pitch in Australia, as part of the Innovation Tour.

Also newly confirmed for the program are Auckland Council, and their session describing how they are committed to building 39 pitches in 10 years, and the benefits that have come with the installation of these synthetic surfaces.

Standardising synthetic surfaces for a number of sports will be discussed by Marc Douglas, from the International Rugby Board (IRB). The IRB has worked extensively with a number of sports including Aussie rules, rugby union and league, hockey, Gaelic and American football and football in an effort to finalise these new standards. This will be one of many sessions to interest representatives of local government, who can discover how the standardised surface can result in multi-sport use of facilities.

Being held at Rosehill Gardens in Western Sydney, the National Synthetic Surfaces Conference & Expo, co-located with Power of Sport Conference will be held on 3rd and 4th June 2014 (with the Innovations Tour on 5th June).

For more information contact 1300 789 845, E: info@nssce.com.au, www.nssce.com.au

2nd April 2014 - SPORT SURFACE CONFERENCE LINKS WITH NEW ‘POWER OF SPORT’ EVENT


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

REGUPOL

Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

SYNERGY FITNESS

The Calgym/Synergy group has had a long and proud history since 1976 as world leaders in the innovation, design and evolution of commercial strength and conditioning equipment. The Synergy group was…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 

BODY BIKE AUSTRALIA

BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Fitness On Demand

Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

EventPro

At EventPro Software, we are proudly different from our industry competitors. We have a development-driven culture and 20 years’ experience in event, venue, and catering management software,…

read more

Events / Hospitality / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business