Sunshine Coast Hockey Club in Buderim Launches New World-Class Field

After receiving upgrades worth $489,000, the Sunshine Coast Hockey club proudly announces the launch of their all-new state-of-the-art synthetic field, now available for club members to use

Named after dual Olympian and medal winner Jodie Kenny, the Jodie Kenny field is the latest sports field in Buderim, having been established by the Sunshine Coast Council at the Sunshine Coast Hockey club in Ballinger Rd. The upgraded fields were the result of a collaborative effort between Council, the Sunshine Coast Hockey Association, and the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Works for Queensland program.

What makes the new field so special is the fact that Poligras Tockyo GT is totally Australian made and manufactured, and it’s also the first synthetic hockey turf which features filaments made from over 60% re-growable raw materials. 

Photo credit: Facebook/Sunshine Coast Council

The turf’s rubber underlay has been fashioned from recycled tire rubber to create a shock pad that lies beneath the field’s surface. With the help of PolyTan’s CoolPlus technology, the turf can stay cool and pleasant even on the hottest of days. The new field is so advanced that the exact same type will be used in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2021. 

Of the $489,000 spent on the upgrade, $39,000 was funded by the Sunshine Coast Hockey Association, and after the field’s completion, the association donated some of their used synthetic surfaces to local clubs, schools and sporting groups for them to use in their own fields. 

The Sunshine Coast Hockey Club can be found at 176 Ballinger Rd, Buderim, open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every weekday. For more information, visit their website here. Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates and announcements concerning the club and their field.