$7 million upgrade of Launceston's Aurora Stadium
30 Apr 2009 - A.F.L - Press Release
The Rudd Labor Government has today offered up to $4 million towards the $7 million upgrade of Launceston's Aurora Stadium.
Subiaco is the Worst Venue in AFL
29 Apr 2009 - A.F.L - Editor
The Chief Executive of the Australian Football League (AFL), Andrew Demetriou, has reignited the sports stadium debate in Perth, labelling Subiaco Oval the worst venue in the league.
RTJ - Going to Extraordinary Lengths
29 Apr 2009 - Golf - David McGregor
David McGregor is a former intern of the Ohio State University programme (see issue 12). As part of the programme he worked on the US President's golf green at the White House and was seconded to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia, USA.
REXONA Australia’s Greatest Athlete
28 Apr 2009 - Industry News - PILA Group
PILA's goal posts are used as Eight of Australia’s biggest sporting heroes went head-to-head in the 2009 Rexona Australia’s Greatest Athlete, with some of the country’s best athletes competing.
Gallipoli's Lone Pine Survives Golf Fire
28 Apr 2009 - Golf - Editor
A tree grown from a seed from the original Lone Pine at Gallipoli has survived the fire which ripped through Horsham Golf Club on February 7.
Bellerive Oval's New $2Million Lights
27 Apr 2009 - Cricket - Press Release
The Rudd Labor Government has today offered $2 million towards the cost of installing lights at Hobart's Bellerive Oval, a move that brings this important local project one-step closer to becoming a reality.
Aussie Golf Writers to Aid Bushfire Clubs
27 Apr 2009 - Golf - Press Release
The Australian Golf Writers Association through its President Peter Stone announced today that it will put up for auction one of the best pieces of golfing memorabilia ever seen in this country with the proceeds to be divided between two Victorian bushfire ravaged golf clubs.
Go-ahead for Golf Course
27 Apr 2009 - Golf - Editor
The Court of Appeal yesterday gave the green light for work to begin on Brisbane's first council-owned publicly accessible golf course in more than two decades.
Court's Final Ruling on Dunedin stadium
26 Apr 2009 - Rugby - Editor
Construction can start on Dunedin's $200 million stadium after a group opposed to the project failed in their legal bid to stop it.
PILA Fibreglass Goals Non-Conductive to Electricity
26 Apr 2009 - Industry News - PILA Group
Fibreglass sports goal posts are fast becoming the preferred goal post option as they are non-conductive to electricity.
Asbestos Traces found in soil on two ovals in Macedon Ranges
25 Apr 2009 - Local Authority - Editor
sports ovals in outer Melbourne have been closed after a contractor used turf sand contaminated with traces of asbestos and glass.
Andy Atkinson Slams Dead Surfaces
25 Apr 2009 - Cricket - Editor
Andy Atkinson, the ICC's pitch consultant, has warned that pitches around the world are becoming too batsman-friendly, largely because of the volume of cricket played.
Real Mower Power
24 Apr 2009 - Industry News - Steve Mitchell
For sale, heavily modified John DeereX740 lawn tractor, capable of speeds up to 40mph, one very careful owner (any resemblance to The Stig is entirely coincidental), used once, just 1.2 hours on the clock… open to offers!
2009 NRL Season Launch
22 Apr 2009 - Rugby - PILA Group
When the NRL approached PILA to hire goal posts for the NRL 2009 Season Launch they required a fast yet professional solution to get the goals to the site, install and remove them without damaging the ground at the event location at the Domain in Sydney.
2009 Sports Turf Association Ryde Conference Wrap Up
22 Apr 2009 - Shows and seminars - Simon Kars & Rob Jenkins
For all those who couldn't get along to the 2009 Sports Turf Association sports turf seminar and trade show in Ryde, here is a sneak peek of the great day. The weather might not have been kind, but it didn't stop Sydney turning out for the informative show.
Live at Ryde STA Show
21 Apr 2009 - Shows and seminars - Simon Kars
Pitchcare Oceania spent a day at the STA show in Ryde Sydney. Here's a quick look at what happens during the day, for a more in depth look head to the wrap up!
On Serve at Kooyong
21 Apr 2009 - Tennis - Simon Kars
Kooyong Lawns Tennis Club is the spiritual home of Australian tennis and has been so since 1892. The previous home of the Australian Open and numerous Davis Cup matches only touches on the club’s rich and proud history. Now for over 18 months, Nick Rennison has worn the prestigious title as Head Grounds Manager at Kooyong.