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Synthetic sport surfaces seminars to cover Australia

Synthetic sport surfaces seminars to cover Australia
May 1, 2015

With an anticipated 50 synthetic football fields being planned, procured or installed across Australia over the next 12 months, leading independent synthetic surfaces consultancy Smart Connection Consultancy is promoting a series of interactive seminars.

Introducing the seminars, being held in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, Smart Connection Consultancy Managing Director Martin Sheppard explained “there is much information around regarding the benefits of using synthetic sports surface technology, so we wanted to focus on the questions that we keep being asked.”

Designed series to give decision makers proven solutions that they can take away from each seminar, questions to be addressed include:

• What are the solutions to the key challenges that the community keep asking us, such as environmental impact, safety, and usability?
• How can we afford them?
• Isn’t there a turf to fit all sports?
• What are other sports, Councils and schools doing?
• How do you really maintain them?

Sheppard adds “we have brought the right people together, with each seminar having support from Parks and Leisure Australia in the States and the backing of the State Football Federations, World Rugby and some special guest speakers.”

Each participant will receive a copy of the Smart Guide to Synthetic Sport Surfaces and the Smart Guide to Maintaining Synthetic Sports Turf (Long Pile) as part of the registration fee.

In addition, a panel of local Council officers and sports administrators will be present in a Round Table session to answer all of the questions as well as maintenance demonstrations, site visits to see the latest installations in each city.

Seminar dates and locations are:

Melbourne: Thursday 28th May – Jack Edwards Reserve, Oakleigh
Perth: Friday 5th June – Department of Sport and Recreation, Leederville
Brisbane: Friday 19th June – Football QLD, Meakin Park
Sydney: Thursday 25th June – Blackman Park, Lane Cove

To view a downloadable brochure and/or for more information, go to www.smartconnection.net.au/events

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