News & Events

New STA Qld Vice President Named

October 16, 2018 News

On Monday STA Queensland welcomed back Jarrod Bird, Head Grounds Manager of the Queensland Cricket Association.  Birdy has been named as Vice President and member of the management committee. Birdy had been a member of the management committee for three years from 2011-2014. He has a passion for the STA and the work it does […]

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March 27, 2018 Uncategorized

Sports Turf Association of Queensland is proud to welcome Turf Maintenance Services as a Bronze Partner for 2018.

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Sports Turf Association of Queensland is proud to welcome back Precision Earthworks Solutions as a Bronze Partner for 2018. Precision Earthworks Solutions

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2018 Grounds Managers Dinner

March 8, 2018 Events, News

As part of the inaugural STA QLD Ground Mangers Dinner we are currently taking nominations for the following award categories: Community sports field (best field) Public school (best field) Private school (best field) Newly constructed sports field of the year Innovation of the Year Nominating is so easy, all you have to do is… 1. […]

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2017 Graduate of the Year

This year we were blessed with some exceptional candidates and with extensive deliberation, we are pleased to announce Sam Nickolls has been awarded the 2017 Graduate of the Year award. Sam will attend the Toro National Sportsfield and Grounds Forum at Wesley College in Melbourne from Tuesday, 10th April and participate in interviews and give […]

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ASTC – Sports field benchmarking

March 6, 2018 Partner Updates

Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) provides independent sports field auditing of natural turf facilities, including elite and community sports fields, schools, golf courses, racetracks and bowling greens. Councils, schools, community and elite sports facilities who have contracted ASTC to conduct sports field auditing have in turn requested repeat testing, otherwise known as benchmarking. Sports facility […]

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QTurf – Special offers

Make Terry from QTurf Machinery any offer on the following: 1) 2 x Fieldmaster Park Roller Mowers PMM150 1.5m cut. 2) 1 x Wiedenmann FXL-H150 1.5m Front Mower deck, Rear Discharge to suit Shibaura or New Holland power units. 3) 2 x Wiedenmann FXL-S180 1.8m Front Mower Decks, Side Discharge to suit Shibaura or New […]

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Fernland – John Hume Joins

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our Turf Sales Team with the addition of John Hume. John has over 36 years experience within the Turf Industry. He joins our committed team to build on the strong relationships he has established and developed with sporting clubs, golf courses, local councils, schools and universities […]

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STA QLD Member: Malcolm Caddies

Member Profile Full Name: Malcolm Caddies Position: Grounds Manager Workplace/Organisation: Suncorp Stadium Time working in the industry: Grounds Manager since 2007 and at the stadium since it reopened in 2003 Qualifications/Experience: Cert IV in Turf Management Previous Employment: Nudgee Golf Club Norfolk Island Golf Club Turf Irrigation Services Riverlakes Golf Course Brisbane Golf Club Frankston […]

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STA Queensland welcomes Bayer back as a Bronze Partner in 2018.

January 17, 2018 Partner Updates

STA Queensland welcomes Bayer back as a Bronze Partner in 2018. Bayer is a global inventor company with a long tradition of research and development. The Environmental Science division specialises in the development and marketing of pest, weed and plant-disease control solutions for non-crop situations. Turf Management recognizes a great game of golf, or other […]

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2018 STA QLD Construction Day & AGM

When: 17 April 2018, 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Where: Broncos Leagues Club, Captains Room Theme: Annual General Meeting Presentation by Peter Semos  – New Broncos Training Field Peter Semos is known as a renowned specialist in the sports and equine surface industry. His extensive experience spans 46 years, consulting on everything from high-profile major […]

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2018 STA QLD Educational Day

January 16, 2018 Events

When: 13 March 2018, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Where: View Point Room, University of QLD, St Lucia Campus. Convenient parking is located under the newly constructed synthetic sports fields. Park and Pay under the location of Fields 4 and 5 on this map. Presenters:  Dr Chris Lambrides from The University of QLD In the […]

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Brisbane Broncos New Training Ground

December 18, 2017 News

The New Broncos Training field is located opposite the Broncos Leagues Club and the existing training field at Fulcher Road Redhill. The site was an old TAFE College precinct that was demolished for the new field and the new indoors training and administration facilities building. Hutchinson Builders were commissioned to build the facility and Cardno, […]

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STA QLD Member: Dom Pelusi

Member Profile Full Name: Dom Pelusi Position: Soon to be apprentice Workplace/Organisation: Brisbane Metro Touch Association (BMTA) Time working in the industry: 6 weeks Qualifications/Experience: Cert II Agriculture Previous Employment: Working on a farm in Tenterfield since 2015 Career Highlights: Came to Brisbane looking for a career in turf and the highlight so far has […]

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Technigro – Boats for golf courses

To download the above brochure in PDF click the following link Technigro – boats for golf cources

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2017 National Turf Education Meeting

December 14, 2017 News

STA QLD along with GCSAQ and AGCSA were proud to support the National Turf Education Seminar hosted by TAFE Queensland during the first week of December. With delegates from all over Australia, discussions were held on the curriculum and the standards of education nationally. It was inspiring to see how each of the teachers work […]

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Mow Master – One of Australia’s leading turf equipment manufactures

October 18, 2017 Partner Updates

MowMaster Turf Equipment is one of Australia’s leading turf equipment manufactures. With more than 70 years in the industry, we continue to develop new product with fresh ideas, gathered from the most important people in the industry, YOU! We cater every aspect for turf grass maintenance equipment and completely designate every product to suit their […]

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Sandurski Rolls into The Gabba

October 17, 2017 News

The Gabba appoints new grounds guru as Kevin Mitchell Jr. pulls ups stumps Cricket fans will see a new face behind the wheel of the heavy roller at The Gabba this summer, with David Sandurski appointed the new head curator. He will take over from legendary grounds manager Kevin Mitchell Jr. who will finish his […]

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Green Options – 2017 State Multi disability Championships

October 16, 2017 Partner Updates

Chermside Bowls Club had the pleasure in hosting the 2017 State Multi Disability Championships starting on the 27th of August running through to August the 30th.The Championships Consisted of Bowlers State wide of Australia with disabilities such as Deaf, Hard of hearing, Blind, Wheelchair, Disabled, and life stream bowlers. The Green Options Team led by […]

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STA QLD Member: Paul Sanson

October 14, 2017 Member Profile

Member Profile Full Name: Paul Sanson Position: Curator/Team Leader Riverway Stadium Townsville Workplace/Organisation: Townsville City Council Time working in the industry: 21 years Qualifications/Experience: Cert III Cert IV in Horticulture (Turf) Currently beginning diploma in Horticulture Previous Employment: Lavington Sports Oval (Albury/Wodonga) Head Groundsman 9.5 years Career Highlights: Transitioning the oval at Lavington from Ryegrass […]

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QTurf – Equipment for serious sports turf professionals

September 22, 2017 Partner Updates

For the proper maintenance of sports grounds, you need the proper equipment. Equipment that you can rely on; that’s durable, sturdy, adaptable and which will produce the desired results every time. We take a look at three machines that will make your working day easier, and keep your grounds looking pristine. Wiedenmann Terra Spike XD […]

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September 15, 2017 Partner Updates

James Royal, Turf Market Manager at Environmental Science, said “Specticle was initially registered in 2016 for application to golf fairways only, so we are very pleased to announce this label extension, which means Specticle can now be used on golf course roughs, sporting amenities/grounds such as football ovals, soccer fields etc. (excluding tennis courts and […]

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2017 Toro SF&G Forum

September 5, 2017 Events

Regional Sportsfield & Grounds Forums to be held around Australia Toro Australia, Syngenta and the Regional Sports Turf Associations (STA) would like to invite representatives from sports fields and grounds, schools, racecourses, maintenance companies, contractors and government departments to attend QLD’s Sportsfield & Grounds (SF&G) forum being held on 10 October 2017 between 8.30AM to 2.30PM […]

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2017 Turf Renovation & Construction Day

August 21, 2017 Events

Turf Renovation & Construction Day – 25 Sep 2017 Our revised date has been set (this content is current as of 21 Aug 2017). When: Monday 25 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Where: Redlands Cricket Ground, EGW Sports Ground, access via Birkdale Road Wellington Point QLD Theme: Maintenance and different renovation practices to […]

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Green Options – Voted Number 1

June 22, 2017 Partner Updates

2016 Landscape Queensland Excellence Awards 2016 has been an incredible year for Green Options, just weeks after winning multiple awards from the LNA Master Landscapers Event, we have walked away from the Landscape Queensland Excellence Awards night with more to show.

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Turfcare Solutions – Foursome Turf Pigment

Foursome Turf Pigment Pigment that compliments the natural shades of plant leaves Does not wash away quickly with rainfall or irrigation With Multiple applications (minimum of 2), a strong base colour can be established.  Introductory Promotion Purchase 4 x 3.78L Foursome in May & June, and receive 1 x 3.78L Free of Charge. For more […]

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TIS and the Beaudesert Golf Course System Upgrade

The irrigation system upgrade at Beaudesert golf course has been so successful that club management believe that not only has the playing surface improved for players but Club membership has increased as well. The project was installed in two stages over three years from 2014 to 2016 with TIS engaged as the irrigation and pumping contractor. The […]

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STA QLD Member: Terry McPartland

Member Profile Full Name: Terry McPartland   Position: Turf Manager   Workplace/Organisation: St Andrews Anglican College   Time working in the industry: 38 year (more than double murder)   Qualifications/Experience: Diploma Horticulture Adv. Certificate Horticulture Diploma of Turf Management   Previous Employment: Villanova College Kedron Bowls Capalaba Bowls Merthyr Bowls Chermside Bowls   Career Highlights: […]

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Suncorp Stadium Grounds Position

May 17, 2017 News

POSITION AVAILABLE Join the Grounds Team at Suncorp Stadium Exciting and energetic work environment Permanent Full-Time  OUR ORGANISATION Suncorp Stadium is arguably Australia’s best rectangular sport and entertainment venue. The 52,500 seat venue offers a showcase for Rugby League, Rugby Union, Football and outdoor concerts. The design brings spectators close to the playing field, producing […]

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2016-2017 STA QLD Groundsman Awards

April 29, 2017 News

STA were honored to once again sponsor three awards in the annual myFoot Doctor Premier Grade Cricket Awards. The awards were held on 28 April 2017 in the Legends room of The Gabba. Peter White and Kristy-Ann Pratsch of the STA QLD Committee were on hand to return the STA Groundsman Of The Year Shield […]

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QLD Cricket – Graham Dixon Award

April 23, 2017 News

The end of a busy 2016-17 cricket season was marked by the inaugural presentation of an award named in honour of one of Queensland Cricket’s most influential figures in recent times. Long-time CEO Graham Dixon, who passed away in 2013, worked as General Manager and CEO of Queensland Cricket from 1996 through until his death […]

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Trust in Toro Irrigation and Equipment

As a leading provider of precision irrigation solutions and innovative turf and landscape maintenance equipment, Toro Australia helps customers care for sportsfields, public green spaces, golfcourses and commercial and residential properties. Irrigation: Toro’s T7 Rotors are built to withstand the harsh conditions present in municipal and sportsfields applications. The 640 Series sprinklers are the traditional, […]

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Profihopper arrives on the Gold Coast

Amazone has long been regarded as the a leader in one pass mowing, dethatching and clean-up of sports turf surfaces, and it’s no surprise that it was the choice for Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast. The Profihopper, the only self-propelled machine of its type, can be seen in action performing a light grooming […]

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epar – Certificate IV in Leadership for Sports Turf

Practical tools and technology to make managing environment and safety more effective at your facility. Certificate IV in Leadership for Sports Turf in Brisbane in Winter 2017. Contact QLD Area Manager Brendan Clark 0404 996 315.   

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Soil Nutrition Diagnostics – Plant of Health Fertilisers. The Biological Choice for Healthy Turf

Healthy, tough, bounce back turf always starts with healthy soil and Plant of Heath has been delivering to turfies and growers for nearly 20years. Your eco-friendly growing starts here. From humble beginnings in 1996, Batphone Australia now supplies Plant of Health® eco-friendly fertilisers, Soil Nutrition Diagnostics™ and brilliant products to three continents. We are committed […]

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Annual General Meeting 2016 – 2017

March 29, 2017 Events

STA QLD Annual General Meeting – Wed 3 May 2017 When: Wednesday 3 May 2017, 12:00 PM start. Where: Chermside Blows Club, 468 Rode Road, Chermside QLD 4032. Theme: 2016 – 2017 AGM Discuss matters relating to the 2016 – 2017 STA financial year. Elect committee representatives for the 2017 – 2018 financial year (1 […]

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February 27, 2017 Events

HEALTHY TURF, HEALTHY STAFF – 22 MAR 2017 When: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Where: VENUE CHANGE. It is now at the Satchel Room situated on level 1 of the public stand. The Satchel room is located at Doomben Racecourse – 75 Hampden Street, Ascot QLD 4007 (Doomben Directional Map). Guests […]

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OZ TUFF – Your No. 1 choice for sports turf

September 9, 2016 Partner Updates

OZ TUFF® premium green couch turf not only ranked Number 1 in the former QLD DPI wear trials making it the perfect choice for both community and elite sports fields, but it is also suited for domestic lawns, commercial areas, foreshores and parks. OZ TUFF® is an Australian bred Cynodon dactylon variety which is dark […]

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2016 STA QLD Bus Trip

PLEASE NOTE: The new bus pickup and drop off location (as of 3/11/16) is Chelmer Sports Club, located at Corner Oxley Road and Queenscroft Street, Chelmer QLD 4068. The start time is still 8:00AM. The change of location from West Rugby Club is a result of contractors vehicles now occupying the car park as a […]

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Green Options – Laying out the green carpet for Brisbane Boys’ College

September 8, 2016 Partner Updates

  Green Options, STA QLD Bronze Member, staff are always looking for new ways to present our fields better for our clients and we were very impressed by the recent efforts of our 3rd year green keeping apprentice Megan. Megan was in charge of presenting the main rugby oval at Brisbane Boys’ College for the […]

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Sunshine Coast Regional Turf Day – 6 Dec 2016

September 7, 2016 Events

STA QLD to host a Sunshine Coast Regional Day When: Tuesday 6 December 2016, 9am – 11:30 (BBQ Lunch Provided) Where: St Andrews Anglican College Sports Field, 40 Peregian Springs Dr, Peregian Springs QLD 4573 (main field near the tennis courts). Cost: FREE event. Theme: Water Management Walk and Talk with Terry McPartland including his new […]

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Turf Finder – Finding the right turf for you

September 6, 2016 Partner Updates

Turf Finder is an independent web site to assist home owners and professional turf managers in selecting the best available turfgrasses to meet their needs. Turf Finder provides factual independent information on commercially available turfgrasses, including sports turf varieties, being sold by professional turf producers locally and from across Australia. Turf Finder was conceived by […]

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Airgronomics appoints Alex Jensen as Technical Services Operator

Airgronomics is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Jensen as Technical Services Operator.  Alex has a Certificate III is Sports Turf Management and in 2014 was awarded the STA QLD Graduate of the Year. Read more…

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STA QLD Member: Samantha Maxwell

September 2, 2016 Member Profile

Name: Samantha Maxwell Position: Agronomist Workplace/Organisation: IVM Group Time working in the industry: 6 months Qualifications/Experience: Bachelor of Applied Science (Urban Horticulture) Previous Employment: Technical Assistant at The University of Queensland, School of Agriculture and Food Science. Career Highlights: While I was completing my degree I got to do some industry placement with Peter Cronin […]

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Dr Henk Smith joins Living Turf

August 1, 2016 Partner Updates

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Henk Smith joined Living Turf on August 1st, 2016.  The appointment highlights Living Turf’s commitment to building robust and technically competent services with which to support our growing sales force. Founder and managing director, Rob Cooper says “my vision has always been to make Living Turf a […]

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2016 STA QLD OPEN DAY – 2 August

July 12, 2016 Events

When: Tuesday 2 August 2016. Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM when lunch will be available. Venue: Brisbane Girls Grammar School Sports Field, Sprenger Street, Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069. The Open Day is FREE to attend, this includes morning tea and lunch. However, please complete the RSVP form below to register your expression of interest […]

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Live Blog – Winner of 2015 Sports Turf Gradate of the Year Award

June 20, 2016 News

Thanks to Nadeem Zreikat of Colin Campbell Chemicals who are an STA QLD Bronze Partner and others in the turf industry they are able to share (live) updates, images and videos from this year’s Australian Turfgrass Conference from Melbourne, Australia. The live blog allows members of the wider turfgrass industry and general public to see […]

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Hervey Bay Regional Turf Seminar

June 19, 2016 News

On the 19th June STA QLD in conjunction with Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC) held a turf seminar in Hervey Bay for local grounds managers and volunteers. STA QLD are hoping the seminar will be the first of many regional turf seminars to be conducted across Queensland. The informal seminar was held at Hervey Bay […]

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Sports Turf Graduate of the Year

June 18, 2016 News

The STA QLD representative for the Sports Turf Graduate of the Year is JAMES STAMATIS from Landscape Solutions. The interviews will take place on Saturday 18th June in Melbourne.  James will compete against 5 other state graduates who will all be working hard to take out the title. All the Graduates will spend next week at the Australian […]

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Bayer Launches 2 New Products

June 7, 2016 Partner Updates

BAYER LAUNCHES 2 NEW PRODUCTS: SPECTICLE® HERBICIDE AND RESERVE™ STRESSGARD® TURF FUNGICIDE   Specticle® is a new and innovative herbicide for warm-season turf that sets a new standard for pre-emergent weed control. It provides up to 8 months of pre-emergent control in warm-season grasses. Delivering an exceptional level of protection against Poa annua, Crowsfoot Grass […]

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STA QLD Groundsman Awards

May 27, 2016 News

STA were honored to sponsor three awards in the annual myFoot Doctor Premier Grade Cricket Awards. The awards were held on the 15th April 2016 in the Legends room of the Gabba. Special guest dual-international  Andy Bichel gave a rousing recollection of his move from the Lockyer Valley to playing Grade Cricket, his debut for […]

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Epar Compliance

May 20, 2016 Partner Updates

Please view the new 2016 Epar Compliance flyer. For further information please contact Brendan Clark from Epar (Bronze Partner).

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Helping our Apprentices

Green Options (STA QLD Bronze Partner) believes in supporting our apprentices and trainees within our industry. We feel that the STA provides a valuable support platform for our apprentices to learn from their peers, support the industry and also to engage with other greenkeepers. We have asked our apprentices to join the STA [which is FREE […]

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2016-2017 STA QLD Committee Elected

May 7, 2016 News

Thank you to those who attend STA QLD’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 5 May 2016 at Golf Central, Brisbane. It was a great turn out following the unfortunate late venue change. To view the 2015-2016 STA QLD President’s Report please click here. The committee saw a few changes, with long time serving members Martyn […]

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Bonville Turf Conference 2016

May 5, 2016 Events

RGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED Please be advised that we have now confirmed the details for the 2016 Bonville Turf Conference. The numbers for the QLD contingency, which will comprise of STA QLD Members and Partners and Golf Course Superintendents Association Queensland (GCASQ) Members and Partners will be limited to fifty (50) people. […]

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Annual General Meeting – 5 May 2016

April 29, 2016 Events

URGENT: Our forthcoming AGM will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016. Details are as follows: Venue: Golf Central Brisbane, 40 The Circuit, Brisbane QLD 4009. Time: 10 AM arrival with a 10:30 AM start. We will conclude before lunch. To RSVP to attend the AGM please complete the form below. Numbers will help us […]

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STA QLD Education Day

March 30, 2016 Events

Thursday 10 March 2016 PRESENTERS Gene Miles – QLD’s FORMER ORIGIN GREATS (FOGS) to provide a motivational talk. Dave Atyeo – Brisbane Lions AFL: Operations of Brisbane Lions training ground. Bruce Rome – Parkland Australia: Irrigation scheduling, efficiencies and auditing. Matt Roche – ASTC: New tools used by the NFL for player safety. Beyond Blue: Your health and wellbeing. VENUE Brisbane Lions AFL Clubhouse Birubi Street, […]

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New STA QLD Website Launched!

March 15, 2016 News

We worked closely with the team at Straight Lines Design & Marketing to develop a website which is easy to use with all the QLD turf industry information right at your finger tips!

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