Sports Turf Association (WA)


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The STA(WA) proudly welcomes SACOA as our new Gold  Sponsor.

Justin Matthews and Sam Dempster from SACOA are excited to be members of the STA(WA) and are looking forward to meeting and developing relationships with the WA turf community. SACOA is a true blue west aussie company. Established 25 years ago SACOA is a leading developer, formulator and supplier of adjuvants in Australia for the use and incorporation in agricultural crop protection products, to improve and enhance crop performance and effectiveness. SACOA’s turf range helps reduce water use in premium & broadacre turf by capturing & retaining water in the soil profile. The range also provides solutions for targeted greening & turf establishment.

STA(WA) Membership and Sponsorship subscriptions have changed their terms of reference. As advertised to all members prior to last years' Annual General Meeting a motion was introduced by a number of members and then unanimously passed at last years AGM that the subscription year for the STA(WA) would change from a financial year set up (July1 to June 30) to a calendar year (Jan1 to Dec 31). Membership and Sponsorship renewal invoices for 2020 will be coming your way in January.

BAYER joins STA(WA) as bronze sponsor.
The STA(WA) welcomes BAYER into the fold of sponsors as from January 2020. BAYER are certainly no strangers to the Sports Turf Industry in Western Australia. Craig Burleigh has been attending and participating in many of our events over many years. (Please see his contact details in the Sponsors page.) In particular for many years BAYER have been sponsoring the BAYER Shield at the WA Turf Industry Awards which is presented to the chosen WA Sports Turf Graduate for "Best Student in Certificate of Trade Studies in Turf Management."

Recent New Sales appointments

Dean Mosch joins Syngenta Turf & Landscape team.

SYNGENTA are pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Mosch to the position of Territory Sales Manager QLD, WA. Dean we will based in Brisbane where he will be responsible for supporting the Syngenta portfolio of products in QLD and WA, working with our commercial partners and with Turf and Landscape Managers. Dean comes to Syngenta with a 12 years’ experience having worked with a number of Syngenta partners in SA, Vic and more recently in QLD.

Dean began his career in greenkeeping, working at Pacific Golf Club, Brisbane. Dean’s previous work has included working very closely with turf managers and assisting with agronomic solutions that assist turf managers in providing excellent facilities for their customers. Paul Jackson, Business Manager for Syngenta Turf & Landscape, ANZ says, “We are very fortunate to have Dean join the business as we look forward to working closely with our customers and commercial partners in assisting turf managers providing the best possible surfaces that they can.” Dean can be contacted on email and Mobile 0427 259 826 Paul added, “Dean’s appointment also once again highlights Syngenta’s commitment to the professional Turf & Landscape business in QLD and WA. With Dean’s appointment we now have a team of 5 full time staff dedicated to servicing the Turf & Landscape business in Australia and New Zealand.”


NUTURF Australia appoints Aaron Petrovski as WA Territory Manager.

It is with great pleasure that Nuturf Australia announce the appointment of Aaron Petrovski to the position of Territory Manager Western Australia.
Aaron brings to Nuturf a strong background in contractors, local government, schools, golf and some exposure from his early career in nursery and landscape.
Aaron has a broad and deep knowledge of the Nuturf business and the products and services we offer the turf market, including our marketing leading agronomic services products.
“I am excited about Aaron’s decision to join the Nuturf business and know that he will strengthen our technical and service offering to the Western Australia market.” said Peter Schumacher
Aaron and can be contacted on mobile 0407 380 759 or on email

BAILEYS welcomes David Parsons.

Baileys are pleased to welcome David Parsons to their ever-growing sales team. He will be taking over the South Territory Manager role, as Shannon White has relocated to Margaret River to become South West Territory Sales Manager. David brings over 25 years’ experience in the industry, with particular knowledge of maintenance of high quality turf areas for public and sporting use.
For the past 11 years David has been Parks Supervisor at the City of Wanneroo, maintaining ovals, public open spaces and all landscaped areas. He fulfilled the same role at the City of Swan for 5 years, working on high profile sites like Lilac Hill.
David’s experience with WA Councils and the turf industry make him a very knowledgeable addition to the Baileys team. His expertise in high profile turf management and turf renovations, as well as knowledge in the landscape maintenance sector will see his customers receive expert advice targeted to their individual needs. You can contact David on 0488 143 252  or email –


Trevor Strachan joins Globe Growing Solutions.

It is with great pleasure that Globe Growing Solutions announce the appointment of Trevor Strachan to the position of State/Territory Manager – Western Australia. Trevor comes to Globe with over 30 years’ experience as a Golf Course Superintendent having managed, maintained and constructed some of the best golf courses in Australia.
During his career to date Trevor has worked at Melville Glades Golf Club, Gosnells Golf Club, The Western Australian Golf Club, The Vines Resort, The Links at Kennedy Bay, Port Bouvard Country Club (The Cut), Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Sales and Consulting Services Woodlands and most recently Mt Lawley Golf. “Trevor will be a great resource for our customers and all turf practitioners in the West Australian market and we are glad to have him on board the Globe Growing Solutions Team” says Jeff Bowtell, National Operations & Sales Manager. Trevor can be contacted on Mobile - 0438 702 200 or
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