Abel Sports have recently completed a major project for the AFL at the Greater Western Sydney Giants new state of the art training facility at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush.
“Being built on a reclaimed tip site, this ground has been a real challenge,” said Abel Sports General Manager David Vesely.
“It required considerable input from our engineers to overcome the problems, with regards the depth and size of the footings for the 15m Abel AFL goal posts, and also the Barrier netting system behind the goals,” he said.
Working together with HG Turf, Abel Sports installed the 15m hinged based AFL goals on 2m square cement slabs buried 500mm below the surface.
Installing the 12m steel Barrier net poles was not as easy, not only did they require the large slab footings, but they required the additional support of steel stays to support these poles.
Simon Gorr, Stadium Development Manager for the AFL, commented, “It was a pleasure to work together with David Vesely and his team on this challenging project.”
“It makes it so much easier when the company you are dealing with not only manufactures the equipment, but also has the professional team to install as well,” he said.
Abel also replaced the netting on the adjacent golf driving range so that it would be suitable for reflecting footballs.
Abel Sports is the only company that has its own team of installers and guarantees not only the manufactured product, but also all the installations and footings.
This would explain why Abel Sports is the preferred supplier for goal posts and barrier netting systems for all major sports stadium developments in Australia.