Reflecting on a stellar Xmas in July with SPORTENG!

July 22nd, 2024

Discover how SPORTENG’s Xmas in July event combined insightful training, community support, and fun team activities.

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: a journey through sport

July 09th, 2024

This article highlights the Paris 2024 Olympic Games' historical significance, unique branding, sustainability efforts, new sports, and venues.

Tackling waterlogged natural turf sportsfields: SPORTENG's solutions for resilient turf

July 05th, 2024

The love for sport runs deep, but recently, particularly in New South Wales, our games have faced a significant hurdle—waterlogged natural turf fields.

From turf science to Field of Play agronomy: meet Jonathan Douglas

June 18th, 2024

With two decades of experience and multiple qualifications, Jonathan plays a pivotal role as a consultant in our Field of Play team. Learn more about him!

Supporting sports gender equity through collaboration with Women Sport Australia

June 05th, 2024

SPORTENG proudly announces our corporate membership with Women Sport Australia (WSA) and our commitment to their Gender Equity in Sport Pledge.

SPORTENG highly recommended by Australian Achiever Award 2024

May 15th, 2024

SPORTENG has been awarded the Highly Recommended accolade by the prestigious Australian Achiever Award for Excellence in Customer Relations.

Doing better for our communities via tailor-made sports Fields of Play

May 13th, 2024

At SPORTENG, we understand the power of sport, and we're committed to doing better to enhance the sporting experience for communities.

What to consider when choosing turf for community vs. elite sports fields?

May 07th, 2024

Whether you're developing a community sports field or a high-performance sports arena, the choice of turf is critical. Learn why.

5 best practices for upgrading your school sport Fields of Play

April 10th, 2024

At SPORTENG, we understand the pivotal role a well-designed and maintained sports field plays in nurturing athletic talent within schools.

Government investment in community sports: a boon for local schools

March 25th, 2024

Government investment in community sports facilities bolsters the health and well-being of local communities and provides many benefits for schools.

Enhancing physical education: integrating technology into school sport

March 19th, 2024

Australian schools are witnessing a paradigm shift as wearables, digital tools, and innovative applications infiltrate traditional sports programs.

Unlocking the true value of independence in sportsfield design

March 06th, 2024

One overlooked asset in sports field design/maintenance is the perspective of independent advisors. Seeking unbiased advice is crucial for best outcomes.

SPORTENG and Glen Iris Cricket Club: a winning community partnership

February 20th, 2024

SPORTENG is thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the Glen Iris Cricket Club, which aligns with our values and commitment to supporting local sports.

Podcast: what does it take to design a World Class athletics track?

February 12th, 2024

Sports Broadcaster Didier Le Miere and SPORTENG CEO Jarrod Hill share ideas about the engineering behind a world-standard athletics track.

Revolutionising cricket grounds: innovations in pitch and field design

February 05th, 2024

Discover how cutting-edge technology and design are transforming cricket grounds across Australia. Explore innovations in pitch quality and more.

Play without limits: SPORTENG's journey to inclusive fields

January 14th, 2024

We take pride in creating state-of-the-art sports fields that push the boundaries of performance and prioritise inclusivity in sports field design.

Designing Grand Slam-worthy tennis courts: insights from the Australian Open

January 02nd, 2024

Discover the intricate process of designing and maintaining tennis courts that meet the high standards of the Australian Open.

SPORTENG empowers community at Boots for All's Volunteer Day

December 04th, 2023

Sports For All is excited to celebrate their main project's achievements with the attendance of trusted partner SPORTENG.

Navigating sports field design with SPORTENG at Cricket Central NSW

November 29th, 2023

SPORTENG hosted an event at Cricket Central NSW to highlight the intricacies of natural turf sports field design, while providing behind-the-scenes access.

Discover SPORTENG's agronomy capabilities with turf expert Amy Dingle

November 09th, 2023

Explore Amy Dingle's journey as a Turf Agronomist at SPORTENG, dedicated to shaping fields and championing sustainability in the sports & leisure industry.

Unlocking sport turf sustainability through recycled sand's potential

October 24th, 2023

Watch our recent webinar about SPORTENG's groundbreaking experiment on using recycled glass sand as a growing medium for natural turf Fields of Play.

SPORTENG clinch top honours at the 2023 SAPIA Design Awards!

September 14th, 2023

SPORTENG won the winner and runner-up positions for the SAPIA Design Awards 2023 with the Westend Griffith and Cranbrook College projects.

Building Excellence: The WA State Football Centre Project

September 11th, 2023

The WA State Football Centre aimed to create an international-class facility meeting FIFA standards and is a hub for elite athletes and community players.

Commonwealth Games 2026: Spreading Thin or Building Legacy?

July 31st, 2023

SPORTENG CEO Jarrod Hill shares his views on cancelling the Games due to escalating costs and examines the importance of the post-Games legacy.

SPORTENG named Official Field of Play Designer for Major Cricket League

June 27th, 2023

SPORTENG has been announced as the Official Field of Play Designer for the highly anticipated Major League Cricket (MLC)! Read more.

Vigilance in turf management: insights from turfgrass projects

June 12th, 2023

Discover effective strategies to overcome sand scarcity in the turf industry. Dive into our insightful article to ensure your turf projects thrive!

Unlocking the secrets to becoming an exceptional Turfgrass Agronomist!

May 25th, 2023

What makes our Field of Play Team of agronomists stand out from the crowd? Read to know more, or contact us for a chat on your next project!

What is a Field of Play Team's role in sportsfield design delivery?

April 19th, 2023

Our Field of Play team is a diverse group of industry professionals with experience and qualifications covering a wide range of sports of various levels.

Revolutionising performance tracking at Sandringham Athletics Track

March 23rd, 2023

Polytan and SPORTENG have collaborated in designing the Sandringham Athletics Track and implementing the SmarTrack system for athletics tracks.

Revitalising Allianz Stadium: the renovation of an icon's profile

February 01st, 2023

The agronomic expert John Neylan discussed the challenges the new Allianz Stadium turf had to overcome before its grand reopening in September.

SPORTENG becomes official sponsor for sporting charity Boots For All

January 19th, 2023

SPORTENG announced a sponsorship agreement with Boots for All, an association dedicated to providing sports opportunities to disadvantaged communities.

Post-flood recovery strategy at the Queensland Tennis Centre

November 16th, 2022

Hosting the United Cup tournament and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games, the Queensland Tennis Centre needs to perform its best after the 2022 flood events.

How to install synthetic grass on a sport Field of Play?

November 03rd, 2022

There are traditionally two methods when laying synthetic grass on a sports field: Tape and glue seams or sewn seams.

How will climate change affect Turf Management?

November 01st, 2022

The impacts of a changing climate on turfgrass management will be varied and localised. It will be up to turf managers to understand their turf areas.

NQ Toyota Cowboys dominating the 2022 NRL's competition

October 25th, 2022

The NRL season ended with the NQ Toyota Cowboys ranking third out of 16 teams. One factor in their success is their new High-Performance Training Centre.

What are the impacts of climate change on Australia's climate?

October 23rd, 2022

The cause of climate change is still being debated; however, there is overwhelming evidence that the climate is changing and impacting how we manage turf.

SPORTENG supporter of the Queensland Cricket Foundation

October 04th, 2022

SPORTENG counts among the Queensland Cricket Foundation’s Buy A Picket campaign contributors. It reflects our commitment to challenging the status quo.

Which synthetic turf fibre fits best for which sport?

September 15th, 2022

In this new synthetic turf web series episode, our Synthetic Grass Specialist highlights which synthetic turf fibre fits best for which sports.

SPORTENG awarded the Sports & Climate Change Award 2022

July 12th, 2022

SPORTENG has been awarded the Sports & Climate Change Award 2022 for our work on recycled glass sand for natural turf sportsfields. 

SPORTENG receive Parks & Leisure Australia Research Award Commendation

July 03rd, 2022

SPORTENG has been awarded the PLA VIC/TAS Research Award Commendation for our work on recycled glass sand for natural turf sportsfields.

What are the effects of flood waters on synthetic turf Fields of Play?

June 27th, 2022

Synthetic grass fields can be affected by floods. Knowing this, we can design Fields of Play surface to mitigate or minimize the damage floods will cause.

Turf agronomy podcast: Behind the Turf Ep.37

April 27th, 2022

Our Turf Agronomist John Neylan was invited to discuss more about poa annua and women in turf industry in Behind the Turf podcast, episode 37. Listen now!

Turf agronomy podcast: Behind the Turf Ep.36

April 27th, 2022

Our Turf Agronomist John Neylan was invited to discuss more about turf management in Australia in Behind the Turf podcast, episode 36. Listen now!

SPORTENG won the Sports & Play Industry Association Design Awards 2020

April 05th, 2022

SPORTENG has been recognised as a Sports & Play Industry Association Winner for the SAPIA Design Awards 2020 with its La Trobe University sport design.

SPORTENG named finalist in the SEAChanger Awards {2020}

April 05th, 2022

SPORTENG has been named finalist in the Sports Environment Alliance SEAChanger Awards {2020} on behalf of the Waverley Netball Centre.

What are the best practices when building a sport Field of Play?

March 10th, 2022

Our turf agronomist John Neylan writes about the vital best practices to adopt when it comes to a construction project to ensure an optimal outcome. 

What are the different types of infill for synthetic turf?

February 10th, 2022

In this episode of our synthetic turf web series, we explain the importance of choosing the suitable infill for a playable surface.

What is Poa annua?

February 08th, 2022

Leading agronomist John Neylan looks at a number of ongoing trials, adding to the industry’s knowledge base about Poa annua and its ubiquitous nature.

SPORTENG have been approved as LGAT Procurement Supplier

February 03rd, 2022

We are pleased to advise that SPORTENG have been approved as a LGAT Procurement Supplier!

What are the consequences of flooding on sportfield natural turf?

January 31st, 2022

Leading agronomist John Neylan takes an agronomic look at the impact of floods, and the short and longterm implications for turf health.

What is synthetic grass made of?

January 17th, 2022

In this blog post, our synthetic turf specialist Andrew Morrow demystify five of the most popular synthetic fibres available now on the market.

How to keep bacteria wilt away from sportfields' natural turf?

January 04th, 2022

Leading agronomist John Neylan looks at bacterial wilt in Poa annua/bentgrass greens and provides some strategies to get sportsfields ready for Winter.

Dawn of 4th Generation synthetic turf systems in Australia

December 07th, 2021

Synthetic grass manufacturers have been undertaking R&D and subsequently delivering on this goal for the past couple of years.

What pavement base should I construct for my acrylic hard court?

December 07th, 2021

An acrylic surface's performance is dictated by the bond's strength between the acrylic system and the underlying pavement. Read more!

What is synthetic grass, and where does it come from?

December 05th, 2021

In this blog post, SPORTENG goes back in time to share some lights on the evolution of synthetic turf, to better understand its use and applications today.

Can recycled glass sand be used as growing medium for natural turf?

November 25th, 2021

We are undertaking a trial to test whether recycled glass sand can be used as a growing medium for natural turf Fields of Play.

What is Turfgrass Agronomy?

September 29th, 2021

Turfgrass agronomy is about presenting turf surfaces that are fit for the particular sport and safe for play rather than producing a harvestable crop.

SPORTENG re-signed as Parks and Leisure Australia QLD Major Sponsor

September 29th, 2021

SPORTENG continues its Sponsorship arrangement with Parks and Leisure Australia Queensland as a Region Major Sponsor for another two years (2021-2023)!

How to use site investigations to mitigate the risk of your project?

September 15th, 2021

A Field of Play design goes through multiple stages before the design engineers deliver documentation ready for the contractor to construct the works.

Why do hard-court pavements fail?

August 19th, 2021

The reasons for hard-court Field of Play pavements failure vary from bad construction practices to poor subgrade characteristics. Read more.

How designing Field of Play looks in a post-2020 environment?

August 17th, 2021

Sport has always been at the heart of Australians' life. 2020 brought challenges that reinforced this culture, creating new expectations towards sport. 

Preparing to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050

July 30th, 2021

Learn about possible actions for reducing a project's carbon emissions and how to design Fields of Play projects to meet net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

How to maintain synthetic turf sports fields during winter?

July 26th, 2021

Uncover ways of maintaining your synthetic turf sports field during winter, and how they fit in your overall Field of Play's maintenance plan.

What is hybrid grass?

July 01st, 2021

A hybrid grass surface consists of synthetic fibres that extend above the growing medium and combine with the natural turf leaves and stems. Learn more.

What are cricket wicket soils?

May 31st, 2021

Cricket wicket soils represent a challenging soil from a turf agronomy perspective. They need compaction and hardness for high performance. Learn more.

Turf agronomy podcast: golf turf management in Australia

May 17th, 2021

Our Turf Agronomist John Neylan was invited to discuss more about golf turf management in Australia in Frankly Speaking podcast. Listen for more!

SPORTENG presents at the PLA NSW/ACT/QLD Conference 2021

May 13th, 2021

SPORTENG led a discussion about what could be the future of synthetic grass Fields of Play in Australia. 

SPORTENG becomes a partner of the Sports Environment Alliance

April 25th, 2021

We are pleased to advise that SPORTENG is now an active partner of the Sports Environment Alliance (also known as SEA). Read more!

SPORTENG opens their new office in Sydney

April 18th, 2021

This office will strengthen the SPORTENG presence in New South Wales, offering clients-based a greater access to their team.

Winter management of natural turf sports fields

March 25th, 2021

Learn how to prepare your natural turf Field of Play to the harsh months of winter through advices of our Turf Agronomist John Neylan. Read now!

Synthetic grass is a solution to urban densification

March 16th, 2021

Urban densification negatively impacts our transport networks and places some of our existing Fields of Play under unsustainable stress and strain.

How to maintain your natural turf sports field?

February 23rd, 2021

This article is based on the research of Neylan & Nickson (2019), studying Field of Play construction, maintenance and hours of use.

5 practices to maintain your synthetic turf Field of Play performance

February 16th, 2021

In this blog post, we highlight the best practices to keep your synthetic turf Field of Play performing at its best.

What is the best surface for a tennis court?

February 09th, 2021

Choosing the right court surface for your tennis court is essential. Learn which options would bring the best experience to tennis players.

What is a perched water table for a natural turf Field of Play?

December 29th, 2020

A perched water table solution brings various benefits to your natural turf Field of Play. Learn more about what it is and why in our new blog post.

SPORTENG becomes a member of the Sports And Play Industry Association

December 18th, 2020

We are pleased to advise that SPORTENG is an active member of the Sports And Play Industry Association (also known as SAPIA) for 2020-2021.

Sand slit drainage vs Sand carpet: Key differences in drainage

December 10th, 2020

These forms of improving drainage have some common elements but are in fact quite different systems. This article outlines the differences between them.

What are the different types of cricket enclosures?

November 23rd, 2020

Many different practice enclosures are available to councils and cricket clubs. Learn which one is the most adapted to your situation!

What is a sand carpet profile?

November 23rd, 2020

A sand carpet profile assures a well-drained profile, providing a dry and durable surface allowing a high standard of play. Learn more.

What is a sand slit drainage system?

November 16th, 2020

A sand slit drainage system is a low cost option for improving the drainage capability of an existing Field of Play. Learn more.

How to choose the right rootzone sand profile for your Field of Play?

October 13th, 2020

The performance of a playing surface profile is heavily reliant on the relationship between the sand specification and profile thickness. Learn more.

How to produce a high performing natural turf Field of Play profile?

October 07th, 2020

Rootzone growing medium plays an essential role in natural turf Field of Play quality, and helps avoiding turf damages. Learn more.

What is 3D visualisation in civil engineering design?

September 28th, 2020

3D modelling in civil engineering is an essential tool, both for engineers and clients. It helps clients get the best outcome for their Field of Play.

How to design a pavement for a difficult subgrade?

May 01st, 2020

Learn how SPORTENG developed a bespoke pavement design to address the soil conditions of the Perry Park in Brisbane.

What is natural turf and how to improve its playing quality?

March 25th, 2020

To answer the ever-increasing demand of natural turf playing quality, designs are becoming more complex, with full engineering specifications and drawings.

Natural vs synthetic turf: choose the best option for your project

February 21st, 2020

Natural vs synthetic turf: SPORTENG helps you decide which option is best for your project.

Why use rubber infill for synthetic sports fields?

February 21st, 2020

Different rubber infill solutions exit for artificial/synthetic turf. SPORTENG helps you understand the differences and make the best choice. Learn more.

How irrigation for Field of Play works?

February 21st, 2020

This FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about irrigation and water source systems, system design, and bust a few myths along the way ;)

What is proof rolling?

February 21st, 2020

Why is it important to carry out a proof roll when building out a field of play? Learn what to look for and what to do if a surface fails the proof roll.

Who is SPORTENG? A boutique engineering company

February 21st, 2020

Jarrod Hill, CEO, talks about why he and Gray Canning (COO) brought SPORTENG, a boutique engineering company, into existence.