The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention (NSC) is pleased to announce FieldTurf and TurfOne have joined forces to be the Sustainability Partners for this year’s Annual National Sports & Physical Activity Convention.

From grassroots to elite levels, the sports industry is becoming increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather events fuelled by climate change, putting participants and communities at risk.  The Game Plan initiative by the Australian Sports Commission further highlights the industry’s growing commitment to environmental sustainability as clubs seek solutions to mitigate climate impact.

For more than a decade, FieldTurf Australia & TurfOne have been partners for Major Sports Fields, combining expertise, & innovation. TurfOne, a leader in civil contracting for sports field construction, has long championed precision and sustainability in every project, setting a standard of excellence in the industry. Their focus on repurposing materials, waste reduction, and water optimisation reflects a shared commitment to environmental stewardship.

“TurfOne is proud to partner with FieldTurf as the Sustainability Partner at this year’s National Sports & Physical Activity Convention. The relationship and support from FieldTurf are exceptional – they are front runners in research and development and provide us with the latest artificial turf innovations,” said TurfOne Construction Manager, Mike Fitzpatrick.

“By continuously improving their products and paying special attention to athletes’ safety and comfort, FieldTurf continues to be recognized as one of the best and most reliable turf companies in the industry for sports and landscape applications alike.”

“Partnering with TurfOne as the Sustainability Partner for the National Sports Convention is a testament to our shared commitment to environmental stewardship,” emphasised Marina Cruz, General Manager of FieldTurf Australia. ” As part of this commitment, I’m thrilled to announce that we will be launching Core Prime, our groundbreaking sustainable fiber for major sports fields, at the NSC. Made with recycled polymers, Core Prime sets a new standard for eco-friendly synthetic turf, demonstrating our dedication to environmental responsibility and innovation.”

Under the stewardship of Smart Connection Consultancy (SCC), the NSC acknowledges the impact of climate change on the sports industry’s prosperity and the communities it serves. NSC and SCC are unwavering in their dedication to promoting, advocating, and investing in initiatives to mitigate the industry’s climate impact. Their alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a Triple Bottom Line framework underscores their commitment to leaving a positive legacy for future generations.

Martin Sheppard, CEO of the NSC, is excited about this partnership saying, “We are very pleased to have FieldTurf and TurfOne on board, which recognises their commitment to sustainability and also allows NSC to plant a tree for every one of our paying delegates as part of our commitment.” 

FieldTurf Australia, renowned for manufacturing high-performance artificial turf systems locally, integrates innovation and quality into every project. Their commitment to sustainability is evident in their solar-powered factory, setting a new standard for eco-conscious manufacturing practices. Trusted by elite associations worldwide, including FIFA, World Rugby, and FIH, FieldTurf exemplifies excellence in quality, performance, and customer satisfaction.

Their collaboration has left an impressionable mark on various projects, including esteemed institutions such as Monash University, Macquarie University, and St. Monica’s College. 

As the sports industry faces unprecedented challenges posed by climate change, the NSC, FieldTurf, and TurfOne stand united in their commitment to sustainability. By reducing the environmental footprint and inspiring stakeholders to embrace sustainable practices, they aim to assist the long-term viability and resilience of the sports industry for generations to come.

Editor’s Notes

The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention (NSC) has grown since 2016 as APAC’s largest and most prominent community sport and recreation convention and expo. In 2023 had overwhelming support and participation from the largest ever gathering of the sports and physical activity ecosystem with over 1,550 attendees and a sold-out Expo of 80+ of the latest products, services and innovations. The organisers work with its 40+ collaborators to curate a program with international and Australian experts, providing the most comprehensive program on community sport recreation and sports facilities in Australia.  

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Further information contact Anthony Reed, at or (03) 9421 0133.

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