The completion of the installation at Maribyrnong College in Melbourne, Victoria has been a highlight, both for the kids and staff at Maribyrnong College and the team at TigerTurf who have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months to bring the project to fruition. This was a full design and build of International standard sports surfaces for a range of sports including Hockey, Football, Athletics and Cricket, completed with Landscape grass surrounding the fields and throughout the campus.
Rob Carroll, Director of Maribyrnong Sports Academy within the College since 2006, had this to say about the new facilities…”My staff and I have travelled throughout Europe and Asia to visit a range of sports schools and training facilities and what we have established here is equal to anything we have seen in a school setting. Tiger Turf has helped us to create a superb training environment for our emerging student athletes and interstate and international visitors are beating a path to our door to view them. The facilities provide a “wow” factor to all who use them and our coaches have provided feedback about the professionalism and intensity of training in such an inspiring environment.
While the facilities are used predominantly by our physical education classes and Sports Academy groups, there is also widespread use by community groups and elite teams. Several A League Soccer clubs have already accessed the FIFA approved pitch for training and recovery and the AFL regularly conduct talented player sessions for the elite U/18 TAC cup pathway.
The new surfaces, which include in situ shock pads under the synthetics, also reduce impact on players.”
Maribyrnong College is Victoria’s only public state-funded Specialist Sports School. TigerTurf construction Manager Andrew Croxford managed the extensive full build and turf installation which included a FIH National Standard Wett Dressed hockey pitch, a TigerTurf MS50 Pro soccer field designed to meet the testing standards of both FIFA 1* and FIFA 2*, an outdoor running track, cricket practice nets and an Olympic size beach volleyball court.