About Us

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Grassports Australia began its journey with the purchase of En Tout Cas (a well known English tennis court company) by the Evans family in the 1960’s.

Since that time, we have constructed thousands of tennis courts for clubs, private players and commercial venues.
We have built thousands of netball, basketball courts, synthetic lawn bowls, hockey, soccer and AFL fields.

Countless cricket pitches and specialised synthetic grass areas around educational facilities.

Our clientele include Australia’s foremost private schools and Universities.

Our crews have worked in The Maldives, New Caledonia and Sri Lanka, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Macau, Germany, China and New Zealand.

With a full time staff exceeding 40 and equipped with state of the art specialist equipment and machinery we seamlessly carry out construction of all facets of synthetic sporting facilities.

Grassports are certified to lay surfaces that comply with the International requirements of FIFA, FIH, ITF, IRB, AFL and Bowls Australia.

We take OH&S very seriously and are third party accredited under Australian Standards AS/NZI 4801:2001.

All our staff have “Working with Children” accreditation.

Grassports Australia pride itself in its 14 year trading history with the POLYTAN (previously Sports Technology International) group of companies.

We only install the best products and actively promote Made in Australia.

With offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane the Grassports team deliver world class products and services’, completing projects to the highest quality and most efficient manner.

Bernard Evans
Managing Director
42 years building sports facilities throughout Australia and Internationally. Bernard commenced as a labourer in 1973 for Grassports and has seen fabulous change in the construction and provision of world class sporting surfaces.

Darren Scanlan
General Manager
Darren’s extensive experience spans over a 30 year period.
Darren commenced as a subcontractor for Grassports in 2005, in 2010 he joined the team as Project Manager and was promoted to General Manager in 2013.
Darren is responsible for overseeing all projects, OH&S, Quality Management and Human Resources.

Paul Ford
Construction Manager
Paul joined the Grassports team in 2009 as a site foreman and moved into the Construction Managers role in 2013.
Paul’s role oversees the day to day operations of all the construction crews. His experience in construction and administration ensures projects are delivered to the highest possible standard.

Cameron Harris
Senior Estimator / Project Administrator
Cameron joined the Grassports team in 2006 as a project estimator.
With the passage of time and experience Cameron’s role is now senior project estimator and contract administrator.

Ash Whitfield
Sales Manager - Construction
Ash joined the Grassports team in 2007 as a labourer in the construction division.
Ash progressed to managing and expanding the maintenance and cricket divisions. 
Currently Ash is an integral part of our dynamic business development team.

Simon Lovell
Sales Manager – Major Projects
Joining the Grassports Team in 2013, Simon’s extensive experience in the sports surface industry positions him well in the business development of our major projects division.

Nigel Symss
Sales Manager- Maintenance Division
Joining the team in 2015 with a vast sporting industry background, Nigel is responsible for the development of our sporting surfaces maintenance division.

Brenden Dawson
General Manager- Queensland
With 20 years of sports surface construction experience Brenden joined the team in 2015.
Brendan’s role is the Management and Business Development of the QLD office.

Hayden Garn
General Manager - New South Wales

With our acquisition of Polytan STI, NSW in 2015, Hayden has been appointed General Manager for Grassports NSW.

Hayden has extensive experience as Lead Installation Technician, Sales and Construction Manager, Quality Assurance and Health and Safety Officer with Polytan STI and during his 20 years in the synthetic sports surface industry.


Maria Varadi
Office & Marketing Manager
Maria joined the Grassports team in 2006. With nearly a decade of experience within Grassports she has extensive knowledge across all aspects of the company.

Lindy Lane
Reception
Re-joining the team in 2014, Lindy is our “director of first impressions” and ensures our CRM system and office runs smoothly.

Genna Dodson
CPA
Genna as a qualified accountant is responsible for all the financial matters of Grassports. Genna has recently overseen the implementation of a fully integrated cloud based financial reporting and project management system.

Contact us to discuss your synthetic grass surface requirements.

Get in touch

For a quick enquiry, send us a note via the form and we'll be in touch.

Alternatively, please call us:

Melbourne Office: (03) 9792 0622

Brisbane Office: (07) 3257 2784

Sydney Office: (02) 9525 6015

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