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
Business Development Manager
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.

Mal Coutts
Business Development Manager
With 20 years of sports surface construction, maintenance and landscaping experience Mal joined the team in 2016.
Mal's extensive experience includes business development, project tendering and project management.

James Catanese
Business Development Manager
James has over 15 years of experience in business development and account management with a strong sports focused background and education. A hockey player for almost 20 years, James can still be found trying to play on the weekend.

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

Adam Wallis
Business Development Manager
Adam joined the Grassports team in 2015. Adam has been a significant contributor to Qld's sports construction & surfacing industry and his 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and business expansion make him a valuable asset to the Qld office.

Kim Forester
Business Development Manager
Kim joined Grassports' Qld office in 2015. Kim's considerable experience in business development & marketing within the sports facility construction industry makes her an essential part of the Grassports team.

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
Executive PA
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.

Genna Dodson
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.

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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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