About Sports Turf Association of South Australia


During 1976 a group of Adelaide's leading Turf Managers met regularly to discuss turf maintenance issues, they were:
Rod Reinstein of St Peters College
Brian Perkins of Adelaide Uni
Les Burdett of Adelaide Oval
Doug Butterfield of Football Park
Ian Drake of Rostrevor College
These founding members were known as the Turf Managers use to meet for lunch at the Hackney Hotel for a social catch up with the aim of discussing issues, problems, new techniques and products.
In 1981 we formed officially as an Assoc., known as the SA Turf Curators and Grounds Staff Association. During 1985 the name changed to the Sports Turf Managers and Staff Association of SA, and for many years was known as the Turf Grass Association of SA and in much more recent times we aligned ourselves with the trend in the other states to be known as the Sports Turf Association

The Sports Turf Association as the representative body for all sports turf and related workers and allied trades in South Australia, is dedicated to the development and professionalism of turf management. This association is managed by a voluntary team of committee members who are dedicated to providing knowledge, resources, ongoing education and networking opportunities for its members.

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Sports Turf Association of SA