ABOUT STA QLD

WELCOME TO SPORTS TURF ASSOCIATION QLD INC.

The Sports Turf Association, QLD Inc. (STA QLD) is an association created to provide a network of turf grounds managers who are involved in managing sports and passive turf facilities in Queensland. STA QLD is a ‘not-for-profit’ association committed to provide education, training opportunities and enhancing the professionalism of turf grounds managers within the state.

Each State or Territory within Australia (excluding NT) has a “State” Association. As of June 2014, the state associations agreed to form a National Body, Sports Turf Association, Australia Inc., to create a stronger more united organisation.

STA QLD is run by a Committee of dedicated volunteers from within the turf industry, committed to help grow and promote the sports turf industry.

Become an STA Committee Member

STA QLD COMMITTEE

Malcolm Caddies

President

Malcolm Caddies
Suncorp Stadium
Time served on Committee: 2009 to current

We want you

Vice-President

Position Vacant

Kristy-Ann Pratsch

Secretary

Kristy-Ann Pratsch
River Sands
Time served on Committee: 2013 to current

Matt Roche

Treasurer

Matt Roche
Australian Sports Turf Consultants
Time served on Committee: 2009 to current

Dan Norton

Committee Member

Dan Norton
Austspray
Time served on Committee: 2009 to 2012, 2015 to current

Tony Kanaris

Committee Member

Tony Kanaris
Turf Irrigation Services
Time served on Committee: 2016 to current

Peter White

Committee Member

Peter White
Parkland Australia
Time served on Committee: 2015 to current

Eddie Bennett

Committee Member

Eddie Bennett
TAFE QLD
Time served on Committee: 2016 to current

Scott Egan

Committee Member

Scott Egan
Green Options
Time served on Committee: 2016 to current

Michelle-Dickinson

Committee Member

Michelle Dickinson
Sports Turf Research Institute
Time served on Committee: 2017 to current

Josh Kemp

Committee Member

Josh Kemp
Green Options
Time served on Committee: 2016 to current

Become an STA Committee Member

STA QLD and its members would like to thank previous STA QLD Committee Members who have given up their time to help grow our association and the professionalism of sports turf management:

  • Martyn Hedley, Landscape Solutions (2009-2016)
  • John Hagan, TAFE QLD (2009-2016)
  • Jarrod Bird, Queensland Cricket (2012-2015)
  • Jim Brown, formerly with Toro Australia (2009)
  • Brian Dale, formerly with TAFE QLD (2009-2012)
  • Andrew Kolbee, formerly with Nuturf (2009-2013)
  • Bob Cray, Bottom Line Turf Supplies (2009)
  • Callum Marsh, formerly with Living Turf (2014-2015)
  • Brendan Ott, Toowoomba Grammar School (2012-2013)
  • Brian Perrin, Quad Park (2009-2015)
  • Sheldon Simmonds, formerly with Turf Irrigation Services (2012-2015)
  • Scott Wallis, formerly with Ballymore QRU (2009-2015)
  • Shane Biddle, University of QLD (2009-2014)
  • Terry McPartland, St Andrews Anglican College (2012-2015)
  • Brett Evans, formerly with Nuturf (2015-2017)