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AUSTRALIA'S MOST RESPECTED SYNTHETIC SPORTS FIELD COMPANY

WHO WE ARE

ABS SYNTHETIC FIELD SYSTEMS EQUALS QUALITY AND LONGEVITY

ABS Sport Fields has set high standards for innovation, cost effective design and construction of installations ranging from small to very large multi-use surfaces. All driven by the passion for quality long lasting economical sports fields by its founder Mr Alan Berry OAM.

ABS Sport Fields has always been innovative in design and construction of its base works, and its sport surface types, and continues to dedicate resources to improvements that will benefit the industry and keep ABS Sports Fields and its customers a step ahead. We have constantly been driven to be creative; to find a new solution; to find a better way; to give the customer more than they dreamed and for less than they expected. With our head office in Melbourne, we are designing, constructing

With our head office in Melbourne, we are designing, constructing and installing in every state of Australia, as well as numerous sports fields overseas, ABS Sport Fields continues to push the boundaries of quality design, construction and installation.

Alan Berry OAM, founded ABS Sports Fields, with a dream to provide men and women of all ages with 24/7 sporting ground facilities. Alan built and managed our business utilising 3 generations of family, and professional associates to grow this highly successful and professional synthetic sports field business. Alan’s personal passion for success, and enjoying the smiles on the faces of sports men and women of all ages when they first run out onto a new synthetic sports field, was the driving force behind ABS Sports Field until Alans sudden passing in March 2017. Alan passed the reigns of ABS Sports Fields to his sons Ian and Stephen, following decades of training and guidance in our company as divisional managers. The staff and management structure remains the same, with the same ideas, goals, dreams and passion as instilled by Alan.

Our goal now is to build on the solid foundations and reputation established by Alan and to achieve Alans wishes of taking ABS Sports Fields to a higher level, helping more communities and organisations by providing them with synthetic sports fields that will provide communities with 24/7 utilisation of resources.

Our team of dedicated design and engineering initiative is further guided by Douglas Golder, an Australian Olympic medalist, with over 25 years experience in designing, constructing and overseeing installation of synthetic sports surfaces around the world, and the team of devoted staff who stood by Alans side thorughout the years of growth and diversity of the business.

ABS SPORTS FIELDS OFFERS MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS:

>  QUALITY DESIGN

>  QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

>  QUALITY INSTALLATION

>  QUALITY MATERIALS

>  VARIETY OF CHOICES AND OPTIONS

>  LONGEVITY OF YOUR PROJECT

>  HIGH VALUE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

>  FLEXIBILITY OF DESIGN AND BUDGET

“Quality construction was the foundation of our business, and continues to
be the number one priority at ABS Sports Fields” Alan Berry – Founder

COMPANY HISTORY

2016

 ABS SPORTS FIELDS CONSTRUCTS THE FIRST SYNTHETIC FIFA CERTIFIED SOCCER FIELDS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Another first for ABS Sports Fields, designing and constructing the first FIFA fields in Western Australia. Not just one, but two fields in one complex.

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2016

ALAN BERRY AND ABS SPORTS FIELDS ARE INITIAL INDUCTEES INTO THE APT ASIA PACIFIC / SPORTSGROUP HALL OF FAME

“ABS Sports Fields has a proud history as one of Australia’s premier sports surfacing companies. An agent partner of APT Asia Pacific since 1989, ABS Sports Fields has unrivalled experience in synthetic bowling green construction, with extensive references located throughout Australia and internationally. Coupled with sports field construction experience in hockey, football and other sports, ABS Sports Fields continues to set the benchmark in quality and performance” – Honorary Plaque Sports Group Asia Pacific.

2015

FIH CONFIRM ABS SPORTS FIELDS AS THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED FIELD BUILDER

2010

ABS SPORTS SURFACES is renamed as ABS SPORTS FIELDS

Many companies in our industry focus on the surface. The Berry Family build SYSTEMS, it does not sell surfaces. The small name change has helped focus our marketing and customer understanding considerably.

2010

ABS SPORTS FIELDS OPENS ITS OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The new office and warehouse in Cockburn South was opened to cope with the growing business activities in Western Australia. Enabling ABS to store equipment and stock closer to the jobs, and be able to respond to customer demands more rapidly.

2009

RESURFACES THE FIRST FIELD INSTALLED

In 2009, after 23 years Alan Berry lifted the playing surface and replaced it with the latest modern surface available. The base was still in a perfect condition, being Alan’s best example of his longevity of installations. Customers far and wide say that ABS Sport Surfaces constructions outlast the competitors. The proof is being played on all around Australia every day.

2008

ABS SPORTS SURFACES EXPANDS WITH NEW HEAD OFFICES IN MELBOURNE

inevitably with the growth and diversification in our business, ABS moved to new premises, incorporating merged warehouse facilities, giving it more freedom to design, develop and stock a wider range of materials and sports surfaces.

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2007

Designing and Constructing 6 different  practice wickets for Cricket Victoria

Under the stands of the mighty MCG, ABS Sports Fields designed and built 6 purpose built practice cricket wickets that have been the envy of other cricket clubs. The measure of success of the practice wickets is that several other state organisations duplicated the ABS facility to enhance there players skills.

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2003

ABS SPORT SURFACES BUILDS FIRST FIFA FOOTBALL PITCH IN OCEANIA

Alan Berry supervises the construction of the first FIFA pitch, alongside a new multi-sport pitch for Hockey, Tennis, Handball, Futsal and Physical Education. A real first in the industry that benefits the community strongly, and increases utilisation of the available resources.

1995

ABS SPORT SURFACES TEAM DOUBLES

Alan Berry decides to ramp up activities at ABS Sport Surfaces and increase his work force and skills base to start winning and constructing more sports fields. The initiative paid off.

1986

ABS SPORT SURFACES FOUNDING – ESSENDON HOCKEY CLUB

After 20 years as a professional athlete, President of Hockey Australia and Olympic Team Manager, Alan Berry founded the business now know as ABS Sports Fields, constructing the synthetic hockey field at Essendon Hockey Club; today being respected by his peers and competitors as setting the standards for quality synthetic installations to be met.

Alan Berry – Founder, continuously expounds “ABS Sports Fields will never compromise on quality!”

Our Directors and Management Team

Ian Berry

Construction Manager – Director

Stephen Berry

Installation Manager – Director

David Aarons

General Manager

Jaun Micheel

National Sales Manager

Douglas Golder

Consulting Engineer

Steven Rogerson

Engineering Manager

Hayden Letts

Manager OH&S and Logistics

Nikki Valontis

Accounts Manager