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

The STA Queensland Committee has been elected and comprises of the following people:

President – Trent Hobson (Twin View Turf )

Vice President – Jarrod Bird (Programmed)

Secretery- Matt Holmes – (Adama)

Treasurer – Adrian Onvlee (Green Options)

Dean Mosch – (Syngenta Australia)

Brendan Clark – (Jones Park Sporting Complex)

Ramiro Martinez – (Westgate Labs)

Eddie Bennett – (TAFE Qld)

Justin Sands – (GTS)

Mick Gilman  (Suncorp Stadium)

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:

  • Malcolm Caddies, Suncorp Stadium (2008 to 2019)
  • Matt Roche, Australian Sports Turf Consultants (2008 to 2018)
  • Martyn Hedley, Landscape Solutions (2009-2016, 2019)
  • John Hagan, TAFE QLD (2009-2016)
  • Jarrod Bird, Queensland Cricket (2012-2015, 2019)
  • Jim Brown, formerly with Toro Australia (2008)
  • Brian Dale, formerly with TAFE QLD (2009-2012)
  • Andrew Kolbee, formerly with Nuturf (2009-2013)
  • Bob Cray, Bottom Line Turf Supplies (2008)
  • Callum Marsh, formerly with Living Turf (2014-2015)
  • Brendan Ott, Toowoomba Grammar School (2012-2013)
  • Kristy-Ann Pratsch (2013-2018, 2019)
  • 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)
  • Wayne Ryder, Nuturf (2019)
  • Joshua Kemp, Green Options/Redlands Cricket Club (2017-2018)
  • Sam Nicholls, St Andrews Anglican College, (2017-2018)
  • David Phillips, St Joseph’s Nudgee College (2019)