Alan Berry OAM, founded ABS Sports Fields, with a dream to provide men and women of all ages with 24/7 sporting ground facilities. Alan built and managed our business utilising 3 generations of family, and professional associates to grow this highly successful and professional synthetic sports field business. Alan’s personal passion for success, and enjoying the smiles on the faces of sports men and women of all ages when they first run out onto a new synthetic sports field, was the driving force behind ABS Sports Field until Alan’s sudden passing in March 2017. Alan passed the reigns of ABS Sports Fields to his sons Ian and Stephen, following decades of training and guidance in our company as divisional managers. The staff and management structure remains the same, with the same ideas, goals, dreams and passion as instilled by Alan.
ABS Sport Fields has set high standards for innovation, cost effective design and construction of installations ranging from small to very large multi-use surfaces. ABS Sport Fields has always been innovative in design and construction of its base works, and its sport surface types, and continues to dedicate resources to improvements that will benefit the industry and keep ABS Sports Fields and its customers a step ahead. We have constantly been driven to be creative; to find a new solution; to find a better way; to give the customer more than they dreamed and for less than they expected. With our head office in Melbourne, we are designing, constructing and installing in every state of Australia, as well as numerous sports fields overseas, ABS Sport Fields continues to push the boundaries of quality design, construction and installation.
SOUTH HURSTVILLE NSW
Acousto-Scan Pty Ltd is an ISO/IEC 17205 Laboratory that specialises in testing sporting and playground surfaces. They have over 20 years’ experience in testing both installations and products.
Their accreditations include NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia), FIFA (Federation Intenationale de Football Association), IRB (International Rugby Board), AFL (Australian Football League), CA (Cricket Australia), ITF (International Tennis Federation), FIH (International Hockey Federation). They are an ISS Scientific Body Member.
Acousto-Scan has been directly involved with the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Pacific Games, FIFA gold projects and World Cups.
Selangor 41000 Malaysia
AFN is one of the biggest manufacturers of sports equipment in South East Asia and also the OEM to various companies in the Europe and Australian market, with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. The philosophy of AFN Sports is to produce high quality aluminium sports and athletic products and accessories for the global market. AFN Sports deliver, install and also organise the biggest events. We are certified by IAAF, German TUV & BWF.
Today, AFN Sports has set its base in Malaysia to take advantage of the economic production costs and at the same time is in a better position to serve the emerging regional market in Asia and around the world.
MONA VALE, NSW
All Grass Sports Surfaces has been at the forefront of tennis court and sports field construction and maintenance for over twenty years. In that time, AGSS has built over 1,000 tennis courts and sports facilities, both domestic and commercial, throughout Sydney and country NSW and the ACT. As well as building tennis courts, we build and surface all types of indoor and outdoor sports courts, as well as install fencing and floodlighting. We are a ‘one stop shop’, providing design, project management, construction and ongoing maintenance services to ensure your court gives you years of playing pleasure.
DANDENONG SOUTH, VIC
APT Asia Pacific is a vertically integrated manufacturer of textile yarns, synthetic grass, coatings, and adhesives.
The complete range includes artificial turf for any sporting or landscape application, as well as polyurethane-based coatings for athletics tracks, indoor gymnasium flooring applications, industrial flooring, roofing, and children’s playground surfacing, as well as cushioned acrylic surfaces for court sport applications.
15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW
Professor Eager represents Australia on ISO/TC 83 Sports and Recreational Equipment. He is an invited technical observer on the European Union Technical Committee CEN/TC 136/SC 1 Children’s Playground Equipment and Surfacing. For a complete list of his positions, please refer to his UTS profile.
David’s primary research is in the area of injury prevention by applying risk engineering and technological interventions to eliminate mortalities and reduce the likelihood and severity of injuries. He is also involved in the human factors research within the UTS Research Centre for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems that is conducting research into the physiological and psychological aspects of human-machine and human-environment interaction.
David is currently investigating improved techniques and parameters for the measurement of material properties for attenuating surfacing within children’s play spaces with a view to reducing the severity and frequency of injuries associated with falls. He is also conducting research into the characterization of trampoline performance.
SAPIA’s link with Australasian Leisure Management sees the Association recognise the magazine as its ‘Official Publication’, with all SAPIA members receiving a copy of the printed magazine (mailed six times a year) as a membership benefit.
SAPIA members can also receive the Australasian Leisure Management e-news with the latest news from across the industry by signing up at www.ausleisure.com.au/newsletter/
Australasian Leisure Management is a business magazine aimed at those who work and manage in all areas of the leisure industry, with sport, venues, play, surfaces and safety key areas of coverage.
For over 30 years the Australian Sports Foundation has helped clubs and organisations from the grassroots and community level, to professional and elite national level, and individual athletes to fundraise for sport.
They have helped raise over $300 million in additional funding for Australian sport which has resulted in more opportunities for people to participate in sport at all levels.
With almost 2,000 projects and 1,200 organisations and athletes signed up, they received $32 million from more than 9,800 donations in 2016 alone!
Fundraising4Sport (F4S) is their main fundraising program and it is just that; fundraising for large organisations through to individual athletes, from grassroots to professional and representative levels.
And they want to help you and your clients too!
Each project is set up with their very own personalised project page and secure donation platform which they can then share with their communities to raise awareness.
The Australian Sports Foundation is uniquely positioned to enable philanthropic support to Australian sport by providing tax deductibility for donations made to projects signed up. This means that donations of $2 or more made through the Australian Sports Foundation allow donors to claim a tax deduction.
To sign up your organisation, or for more information on the Australian Sports Foundation, contact their friendly Sports Partnership Management team on 02 6214 7868 or email email@example.com.
To find out how other organisations have successfully fundraised visit asf.org.au/resources/success-stories/ or follow their Facebook page to be kept up-to-date.
For more information, visit asf.org.au.
Design – Create – Play
Bruce’s Playgrounds & Landscaping are landscape, rubber softfall and playground solution specialists.
Operating withing Canberra and Southern NSW for over 20 years, Bruce’s Playgrounds provide landscaping solutions to domestic, commercial and government clients. Let us design and create a safe, colourful and clean alternative to existing tanbark or sand with our interactive rubber surfaces.