Synthetic Turf Specialist

Mark Knowles OAM

By admin on March 20, 2019

Mark Knowles, OAM, veteran Kookaburras Captain, joins TigerTurf as Hockey Ambassador

 

TigerTurf Australia is excited to announce the appointment of veteran Kookaburras Captain, Mark Knowles, to an ambassadorial role with TigerTurf. 

As part of the TigerTurf team, Mark will be supporting our efforts in promoting TigerTurf’s world class hockey pitches to schools, clubs and associations around Australia as well as providing coaching sessions to players of newly installed TigerTurf pitches.

We are incredibly honoured to have Mark as our Hockey Ambassador.  Mark retired from international hockey after the 2018 Commonwealth Games reaching 324 caps for Australia.  Mark debuted for Australia in January 2004 and is one of only six Kookaburras to reach over 300 caps.  

Mark was the Kookaburras captain from 2009 till 2018.  His years playing hockey is peppered with career defining highlights including:

  • 2014 World Player of the Year by the International Hockey Federation
  • 2007 World U/23 Player of the Year
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Flag Bearer - Team Australia
  • Four Olympic Games winning two bronze and one gold medal
  • Three World Cups winning two gold and one silver medal
  • Four Commonwealth Games winning four consecutive gold medals, leading team Kookaburra in three of these wins. 
  • Mark also won four Champions Trophy Gold and two World League Finals Gold 
  • In 2005 Mark was awarded The Order of Australia which recognises Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.

Mark Knowles has played on every imaginable hockey system around the world, from every major synthetic hockey turf manufacturer and installer.  The kudos of someone with Marks reputation and standing in the hockey community preferring and endorsing TigerTurf’s hockey surfaces is significant.  It not only provides authority and credibility for TigerTurf hockey systems, it also serves to provide our existing and future customers confidence and assurance they have chosen the best hockey system available. 

TigerTurf has been a major partner of Hockey Australia for in excess of 10 years.  Hockey Australia’s confidence that TigerTurf can deliver world class performing hockey turfs to its Association members is further evidence of TigerTurf’s excellence and expertise in providing the best hockey systems for players, clubs and schools.

We welcome Mark to the TigerTurf family and look forward to his involvement with our clients.

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