Fri, June 29, 2018

Sheldon College Claims Two Major Awards

from the Sports Turf Association of Queensland

The Sheldon College Oval in the centre of the world-class Sheldon Athletics Track has recently won two awards in the categories of ‘New Construction Award’ and the ‘People’s Choice Award for New Construction’ by the Sports Turf Association of Queensland. The facility is currently utilised by Sheldon College Sport and HPE classes, various Sheldon Academy of Sport programs and by a number of external hirers.

The other entrants in this category were:

  • The new Brisbane Broncos training field
  • The new Bond University training field
  • Redlands College playing field

The project involved digging up an existing field, constructing a synthetic athletics track and installing a high quality sub-field drainage and irrigation system with a new natural turf playing surface.  Construction of the playing surface involved survey and GPS technology, gravel band slits connecting to main sub-surface drains at intense 500mm spacings, Pro 2 Blend Turf Sand for the full growing medium, and the installation of purpose-grown premium Wintergreen couch turf.

The refurbished Oval is a perfect accompaniment to the IAAF certified Sheldon College Athletics Track.  Present at the Awards Dinner and accepting these awards on behalf of Sheldon College were members of the College Grounds Staff, Michael Bottomley and Brent Romero (pictured below).