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Sports Turf Australia and Toro Australia are pleased to announce the winners of the Graduate of the Year awards for 2019. The judging panel had its work cut out with all candidates being of high calibre and they should all certainly be proud of their achievements to date.

The Sports Field STA-Australia  Graduate of the Year for 2019 is Matt Wolfe, City of Albany, WA.  

Matt began his Turf career as a casual employee at City of Albany in 2014.  His efforts resulted in being offered an apprenticeship in 2017 which he embraced in his studies of not only the theory but also the practical execution and the science of turf. 

Over his years as an apprentice he was a key member of the team maintaining a myriad of fields, some enduring teams activities use of 20+ times a week in cricket and football during their seasons.  An interest in plant nutrition, chemicals and pest controls were a revelation in his learning. He has recognised science is a key element to ensure the best results are achieved.  His ambition is to expand his technical and operational skills plus embrace more leadership qualities to achieve his goal of being a key leader in one of the major world stadiums management team.

Toro as the patron of this award are proud to assist in the development of our future leaders.

The 2019 Golf Graduate of the Year is Angus Beasley from Gunnedah Golf Club, NSW. 

Toro has been a proud supporter of the STA Sports Field Graduate of the Year since its inception in  2014 and equally proud to support ASTMA Golf Graduate of the Year award for over 20 years,

The Graduate of the year recognises the Turf Managers and industry leaders of tomorrow.

Toro are proud to assist in the development of our future leaders