The National Rugby League season just ended, with the most outstanding and swift progression a club has performed for a while in the game!
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys smashed it out of the park this year by ranking third out of sixteen teams, just behind the premiership-winning Panthers and the Sharks, and winning the Dally M Coach of the Year.
Telstra Premiership 2022 Ladder.
Source: NQ Cowboys Official Website
The club, inaugurated in 1995, had some successful ranks before dropping to the bottom of the podium and ranking between the 13th and 15th positions for the last few years. So, Cowboys fans were very proud when their team finished with 36 points at the end of the season (17 wins and 7 losses), and only 6-points behind the premiers!
One of the contributing factors to their success was the new High-Performance Training Centre completed last year, which is located adjacent to the award-winning Queensland Country Bank Stadium opened in 2020.
Installation of natural turf at the Queensland Country Bank Stadium in 2020.
Image courtesy of HGST
Having previously designed the Stadium Field of Play, SPORTENG were proud to contribute to the new High-Performance Training Centre, which provides an elite-level full-sized natural turf training Field of Play that closely mimics the performance of the adjacent Stadium.
SPORTENG designed the Field of Play's in-field drainage by incorporating a Perched Water Table profile to the field, granting it a drainage rate of 100mm/hour minimum. The upgrade also extended the sports field's hours of use, bringing it to 20 to 30 hours of use per week without creating any wear and tear on the surface.
For the past months, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have enjoyed an elite natural turf Field of Play to train and develop their talent.
Take a look at the new Field of Play and High-Performance Training Centre in sunny Townsville, Queensland:
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