Hockey fans in Parkes are enjoying their grounds’ new status of being in the ‘Global Elite’ this week thanks to the hard work of local organisations. The two pitches (Polytan and TigerTurf) have both been listed in a group of just seven providers worldwide that have been certified as being the ultimate in hockey terrain by the International
Hockey Federation (FIH). Dusty Powter, member of Parkes Hockey Incorporated (PHI), says; “If you haven’t been over to have a look at our new field do it soon, it’s going up fast! It’s exciting and gratifying to see it coming together after so many years of hard work by so many people who have partnered with us. 2016 will be a great year for Parkes Hockey!” Organisations that have been powering this new development include the PHI and the Turf Committee, which was established around 11 years ago.
For over a decade the Turf Committee’s vision has been to only have world class facilities and this latest analysis
by the FIH is sure to be a wonderful endorsement and testament to the work the PHI and the Turf Committee have undertaken together with Parkes Shire Council. Parkes will now lay claim to two of the best pitches in the world (the same pitches that are used in the World Cup and the Olympics) and can host elite matches and tournaments.
Not bad for a rural community!