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FieldTurf Systems at Monash University

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FieldTurf Systems at Monash University

FIELDTURF SYSTEMS AT MONASH UNIVERSITY

Monash University

In 2020, FieldTurf Australia’s synthetic surface systems were awarded Monash University’s newest undertaking in facility development, the multipurpose sport fields. The refurbished facilities would serve to host international sporting events and competitions. Located in Clayton, Victoria, 3 new soccer fields were installed with one of FieldTurf’s world-class FIFA certified systems, using FieldTurf Purefill, our sustainable and environment friendly cork infill.

FieldTurf’s PureFill infill is made from granulated cork and offers important benefits to athletes and field owners. These include the material being non-toxic, recyclable, and environmentally friendly. Harvested from cork oak trees every nine years without damaging the trees structure, PureFill encapsulates FieldTurf’s sustainably-framed focus for R&D and innovation. PureFill is the face of our initiative ‘Sustain the Game’, however, it is not only focused on sustainably, but the players as well. Important functions that make up the PureFill system align with player safety and performance measures. Heat reduction and market-leading durability features are tailored to play of all levels, and players of all abilities.

 

 

The entire facility was build by our partner Turf One, from lights, to drainage, and pathways. On top of using FieldTurf’s surfacing systems,  Turf One installed our most recent innovation in field maintenance observation technology : the FieldTurf Genius, powered by Intelligent Play. FieldTurf Genius allows you to remain connected with your field by providing the missing link: on-the-go surface usage statistics.

FieldTurf Genius features a dashboard, maintenance hub, and advanced facility reporting. This digital monitoring technology collaborates with the physical aspect of Intelligent Play technology in the form of sensors. The sensors are attached to light poles, and with two sensors per field. These sensors transform computer vision and deeply-learned algorithm’s to produce tangible data. This data will assist Monash University in determining maintenance strategies based on real-time data. Currently, Intelligent Play is in use at the training facilities of Real Madrid, Ajax, Nottingham Forest, and St. George’s Park. Here is what Scott Brooks, Head of Grounds and Estates of St. George’s Park, The Football Association, had to say:

 

This innovation is so advanced it provides me with the unique ability to track usage and monitor the pitch performance parameters remotely. As a direct result we are now providing better quality, safer playing surfaces for our England National Football Teams”.

 

The Monash University installation has fast become one of FieldTurf Australia’s proudest achievements and is considered a flagship model for our PureFill system.

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