The STA (WA) is currently the principal organiser for the annual WA Turf Industry Graduate Awards night. A gala dinner and graduation ceremony for the graduating turf apprentices and students from the Challenger Institute of Technology, Murdoch. This event has been proudly co-sponsored by the Sports Turf Association (WA), the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Western Australia (GCSAWA) and the WA Bowling Greenkeepers Association (WABGA) as well as numerous local turf industry businesses annually since 1982. Recently the Turf Growers Association of WA (TGAWA) has also accepted the role as a major supporter in the place of the WABGA.
The four major awards presented are:
- the Best Apprentice of the Year “Bayer Cropscience Award” (Golf)
- the Best WA Sports Turf Apprentice “CH Bailey & Sons Perpetual Shield” (non golf)
- the Best Bowling Greenkeepers Apprentice “Murray James Memorial Award” (Lawn Bowls)
- the Lecturers Choice Award.
Pictured above are the recipients of the 2015 WA Turf Industry Awards.
(left) Jayden Pickering from the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder was the recipient for the WA Sports Turf Graduate Award (CH BAILEY & SONS PERPETUAL SHIELD).
(centre) Matthew Kempton from Collier Park GC received the Lecturers Award
(right) Michael Giamboi from Meadow Springs CC was presented with the Best Apprentice Award (BAYER Shield)