Melbourne Unveils Australia's First Synthetic Sports Field

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25th October 2010, 09:00am - Views: 1025
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Synthetic Sports Ground for Kensington - an Australian First


Lord Mayor Robert Doyle will today unveil Australia's first synthetic sports ground to comply with AFL, Cricket Australia, IRB and FIFA official playing standards.

The new surface at JJ Holland Park in Kensington has been designed to withstand up to four times more activity than natural turf sports fields. Installing synthetic sports pitches is part of Council's strategy to manage the ongoing impact of climate change.

What: Unveiling of Australia's first synthetic sports field to comply with
AFL, Cricket Australia, IRB and FIFA official playing standards.


When: TODAY 9.10 am, Monday 25 October 2010

Who: - Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

- Councillor Brian Shanahan

- Minister Bronwyn Pike

- AFL players from North Melbourne Football Club, Jack Ziebell and
Michael Firrito

- School children from Kensington Primary School


Where: JJ Holland Park sports field
67-121 Kensington Road, Kensington
Melway Ref: 2T H7


Pic/vision opportunities:

- AFL players doing kick-to-kick testing out the new synthetic surface
- Samples of the synthetic turf material
- School children playing on the surface
- `Before and after' shots will be available in digital format


For more information contact:
Stephen Zelez,
Media Adviser,
City of Melbourne: 0409 425 873

CoM ref# 6107022

SOURCE: City of Melbourne






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