AFL

Australian Football League

We are seeing an increase in demand for more all-weather facilities which support the growing interest in AFL Sports. At the end of each season we often see natural turf fields looking more like a sandpit than a football pitch which would take hours of man power and money to get back up to scratch for the next season of play. Most grass pitches begin deteriorating if used more than 20 hours a week, a synthetic field copes with more than 60 hours. Offering a consistent playing surface and requiring less maintenance which over a lifetime of a field can save both on the pocket and on the environment.
The popularity of the sport within communities are already seeing a struggle for suitable facilities that can accommodate the influx of young boys and girls wanting to get out on the field. A synthetic AFL surface opens up the ability to meet demands of a community.

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AFL / Cricket Australia Approved

Aussie Rules

Australian Football, also known as AFL, Aussie Rules or Footy, is a fast, skilful and tough game played by some of the fittest professional athletes on the planet. And AFL fans are as passionate as any sports fans in the world. If you’re overseas and would like to find your local Australian Football Club, please visit afl.com.au. See you out on the field!
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AFL/Cricket Australia Approved

Considering a synthetic field for your club or facilitiy? AFL/Cricket Australia endorse the playing of community level Australian Football and Cricket on a synthetic turf surface that meets the criteria in the AFL/CA Handbook of Testing for Synthetic Turf March 2018.
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Selecting the right system for your athletes

The top shelf AFL system

Our most durable system

The best value system

  

The System for you is:

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The System for you is:

LigaTurf RS+260 COOLplus® our top shelf AFL playing surface with high shock absorption and performance, is the proven elite system developed for professional football turf systems where sports performance and outstanding durability is desired. Thanks to the yarn design and the surface structure, the LigaTurf RS+260 COOLplus® is in a league of its own when it comes to both playing qualities and wear resistance.

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The System for you is:

LigaTurf HB260 COOLplus® our most durable and hard wearing AFL playing surface, suitable for all levels of play. It is a proven system with an excellent track record and has exceeded the expectation of players due to the unobtrusive and minimal impact of the SBR performance infill.

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The System for you is:

LigaTurf HB250 COOLplus® our best value AFL playing surface suitable for all levels of play. LigaTurf HB250 is based on the LigaTurf HB260 system with 10mm less pile; also incorporating a shock pad layer and reduced rubber infill. LigaTurf HB250 solution performs to the criteria set by AFL / Cricket Australia. LigaTurf HB250 fibre, infill and shock pad combination is the same as what was independently Lisport tested (simulated wear) to 150,000 cycles at testing to its true durability.

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SYSTEM FEATURES

Number of hours per week your field will be used

  • < 10 HOURS
  • 10-20 HOURS
  • 20-40 HOURS
  • 60+ HOURS

If required, this system can be used for general public use

  • YES
  • NO

If required, this system can be used for elite competition

  • YES
  • NO

If required, this system can be line marked for

multiple sporting codes

  • YES
  • NO

Other sports you can play on this system

  • CRICKET
  • SOCCER
  • RUGBY
  • NFL

If required, this system can be AFL/CA Community Certified

  • YES
  • NO

If required, this system can accommodate a central cricket wicket

  • YES
  • NO

AFL / Cricket Australia Approved

FAQs

AFL/CA maintain a register of suitably qualified installers, they will only consider an applicant if they are deemed to meet the AFL/CA Synthetic Technical Committee’s satisfaction as listed on the ALF/Cricket Australia Synthetic Surface registered installer application form.

Or contact our customer service team to discuss your facilities requirements and we will recommend an accredited contractor to suit your needs.

Yes, Ligaturf does carry an Advanced Polymer Technology Asia Pacific Pty Ltd’s Warranty. The warranty is restricted to materials supplied by APT Asia Pacific only. It expressively excludes all other obligations or liability in connection with any matter or thing, the condition or quality of the Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia playing surface and further, including without limitation, damages for personal injury or damages related to lost revenue, increased costs, down time costs and all other indirect or consequential damages. If at any time during the Warranty period a client feels he/she has a valid warranty claim, and notifies us in writing, we will delegate a representative, within 15 days of the notification, for a joint inspection. If the claim is agreed as valid, then Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia Pty Ltd will carry out the repairs within a period of 30 days. Our technical and sales staff will be available at all times to advise on the care and maintenance of the surface or any questions you may have regarding our Ligaturf product warranties should any need arise.

It is important to maximise the opportunity to achieve a fields life expectancy through effective maintenance. Although it is generally recognised that synthetic turf has a major advantage over natural turf in respect to the reduced level of maintenance and need for annual field rejuvenation, there is still a need for programmed routine and special maintenance activities.

An independent authority, Smart Connection Consultancy in conjunction with Alastair Cox Associates have put together “The smart guide to Maintaining Synthetic Sports Turf (Long Pile)” provides you with a well informed overview of what and why a good maintenance program is needed.

Each pitch is unique, it has different levels of use, maintenance programs vary and local conditions contribute to the lifetime of a surface. As a guide our Ligaturf products can last up to 10 years with heavy use (approx. 80 hours per week). Your pitch may continue to perform but you should expect a drop off in quality. There are warning signs of when it is time for you to start considering a resurface, this includes the seams opening up, drainage not working and fibres coming out or being worn down completely, this would be noticeable in the heavy use areas. If you have a regular maintenance program in place and the pitch is tested or inspected annually, it should be possible to forecast when the fields performance starts to decline. If you are unsure or if your field needs a health check please contact us or an APT Accredited Installer to assess your field. If you are unsure or if your pitch needs a health check please contact us or an APT Accredited Installer to assess your field.

The Australian Football League (AFL) and Cricket Australia (CA) will only approve synthetic turf fields that have passed a series of laboratory and field based tests outlined in their manual. Download their handbook and follow the steps outlined in Figure 1 (pg 8) to ensure a suitable and safe synthetic turf field has been installed.

Absolutely, please speak to one of our friendly staff to obtain the necessary specifications for our Ligaturf product range.

AFL/Cricket Australia Certification

AFL/Cricket Australia Certification - Getting your AFL Field certified

The AFL and Cricket Australia (AFL CA) endorse the playing of community level Australian Football and Cricket on a synthetic turf surface that meets the criteria in the AFL CA Handbook of Testing for Synthetic Turf March 2018. In 2007, Federation University Australia (formerly the University of Ballarat) developed criteria for the use of synthetic turf for Australian Football and cricket commissioned by the AFL, Cricket Australia, Sport & Recreation Victoria and JLT Trustees (the insurer to both the AFL and Cricket Australia). An expert panel regularly review the criteria to ensure that the products are safe and comparable with the playing characteristics of natural grass.

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Source: AFL Community Club Facilities Management: http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/index.php?id=891