Our Why

Our Mission is to collaborate and deliver high quality Field of Play designs.
For years we’d observed from afar the huge variation in documentation quality that existed in our industry, and the problems it caused. Whether it be a lack of 3D design work, a poor understanding of engineering requirements or unclear specifications giving contractors little guidance, or direction that led to poor quality outcomes, with projects often running over-time and over-budget.
We wanted to bring the thinking, approach, processes and quality we learned at a large international engineering firm into the Field of Play world. We were convinced that by doing so, many of the issues we’d observed could be eradicated.
Fundamental to our success has been our company mantra: measure twice, cut once. Our high-quality documentation and engineering-led design has been pivotal to our success, and we’re convinced it was the right step to make.

Our Philosophy

Measure Twice, Cut once

We live by this one. It’s much easier to make a change on a computer screen than on-the-ground once works are underway. We’ve created a culture, both internally and externally with clients, where we deliberately question, review, and refine our designs. This ensures decisions and their impacts are clear. Each decision is made as a team, ruling out potential issues later in the project. This methodology forms the basis of our on-time and on-budget project success, that we like to mention now and again…..

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Leadership Team

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Jarrod Hill

DIRECTOR

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Jarrod blends his Civil Engineering profession with his extensive knowledge for the development of sport and recreation facilities to ensure client and stakeholder desires are met within budget and program.

Well known for his accomplishments in the planning and development of sport Fields of Play, Jarrod’s experience includes athletics, running tracks, hockey fields,  all codes of football grounds , and general-purpose facilities.

Jarrod’s credentials are based on knowledge of specialist engineering applications, and a detailed understanding of athlete and venue owner requirements. This proficiency has seen Jarrod work on many of the major sports projects throughout Australia in recent years.

Gray Canning

DIRECTOR

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Gray has been exposed to a wide variety of multidisciplinary engineering projects including elements of civil, water, land development, rail, and sports. Gray’s roles on these projects have included technical design, project management, and site roles, which have been utilised in all phases of project delivery.

Gray’s comprehensive knowledge in the planning and design of Fields of Play stems from his involvement in projects across Australia and around the world, with a particular focus on construction phase monitoring.

As a result of his project experience, Gray has become a trusted advisor for clients, having successfully delivered various Fields of Play projects for different sports, on-budget, and on-program.

Andrew Morrow

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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With extensive experience in civil infrastructure and sports field design and construction, Andrew brings his clients visions to life through sound engineering and world-class standards. Leading technical teams to deliver projects on time and within budget, his expertise ensures financially viable constructions meet civil and sports governing bodies standards.

Andrew's expertise in various sports fields, such as Athletics Tracks, Tennis, Netball, Basketball Courts, and Synthetic, Hybrid, and Natural Grass Fields, has earned him a reputation as a top consultant in the sector. As a team leader, he fosters pride and cohesion through skill development and mentoring the next generation of sports field specialists.

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DELIVERY & SUPPORT

Our team have extensive experience with Fields of Play for all sports, nationally and internationally. We pride ourselves on working as a team in order to produce a high level of detail and quality in all our work. We also like a party now and again and socialise together, showing off our trivia knowledge, lawn bowls skills, or 5-aside soccer abilities. 

Alex Geeves

Alex Geeves

Civil Engineer

Alexander Chin

Alexander Chin

Drafter

Amy Dingle

Amy Dingle

Turfgrass Agronomist

Ashlea Meadows

Ashlea Meadows

Bid Coordinator

Ben Christodoulou

Ben Christodoulou

Civil Engineer

Ben Ling

Ben Ling

Civil Engineer

Bryce Collins

Bryce Collins

Project Manager/Civil Engineer

Cameron Nayar

Cameron Nayar

Team Lead NSW

Damian Cullen

Damian Cullen

Senior Irrigation Designer

Faris Saman

Faris Saman

Civil Engineer

Jake Verlin

Jake Verlin

Associate

John Neylan

John Neylan

Senior Turfgrass Agronomist

Jonathan Douglas

Jonathan Douglas

Field of Play Consultant

Lucas Skelton

Lucas Skelton

Field of Play Team Leader

Luke Kennedy

Luke Kennedy

Construction Superintendent

Maria Guerreiro

Maria Guerreiro

Graduate Civil Engineer

Mark Ranalli

Mark Ranalli

Irrigation Designer

Matthew Gogerly

Matthew Gogerly

Senior Drafter

Michelle Pauliczek

Michelle Pauliczek

Business Administrator

Peter Eisen

Peter Eisen

3D Design & Drafting Team Lead

Ramon Castro

Ramon Castro

Civil Designer/Drafter

Rui Guerreiro

Rui Guerreiro

Graduate Civil Engineer

Sean Maher

Sean Maher

Senior Civil Designer

Solène Cathalan

Solène Cathalan

Communications Officer

Sophie Xu

Sophie Xu

Graduate Civil Engineer

Tim Custodio

Tim Custodio

Drafter

Troy Fiscus

Troy Fiscus

Senior Irrigation Designer
" SPORTENG understands the technical requirements for the design of a tennis court. They ensure the design is fit for purpose, that engineering principles are applied to pavement designs and they consider constructability. Tennis Australia has used SPORTENG on a number of tennis projects to its complete satisfaction. "

Paul Cammack - National Infrastructure Manager

Tennis Australia

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with SPORTENG on a range of AFL related projects across Australia. I have always found them to be highly professional and equally knowledgeable in their advice and design outputs and continue to have a strong working relationship with them. I would have no hesitation in nominating SPORTENG as Field of Play consultants on future projects, large or small.”

Simon Gorr - National Venues Manager

AFL

“Our Exercise and Sports Sciences courses are world class and the facilities were required to match that standard. SPORTENG took on the challenge to design the facility and manage the construction. The team at SPORTENG always had energy, were enthusiastic and demonstrated great technical skills. They certainly helped Deakin University establish a facility that we can be very proud of.”

Andrew Crowley - Manager Sport and Recreation

Deakin University

“Jarrod and his team provided a high level of consultation on the Optus Stadium’s field of play during the design development stage. This level of quality design continued into the documentation stage which culminated in the delivery of the final product - a world-class field of play.”

Ronnie Hurst - Project Director, Dept. of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Optus Stadium

Join our team

At SPORTENG, we embody the essence of sportsmanship and camaraderie, creating an environment where individuals thrive and unleash their full potential. Just like in sports, we believe in the power of teamwork and strive to foster an enjoyable and supportive workplace that encourages growth and learning, while having a great time.

 

Our team consists of talented engineers, turf experts, designers, and drafters who are passionate about their work. We take pride in our accomplishments while having some fun along the way. We're not afraid to inject a bit of lightheartedness into our daily activities, making SPORTENG a truly fantastic place to be.

 

If you're someone who is technically focused, pays great attention to detail, enjoys friendly banter with colleagues, and is willing to put in the effort when deadlines approach, then you're exactly the kind of person we're looking for. We appreciate hard work and celebrate milestones with a cold drink and occasional parties throughout the year!

 

Our team culture is a fundamental pillar of our success, and we're always eager to welcome talented individuals who can contribute to our continued achievements. If you're interested in joining our team and being part of the SPORTENG journey, reach out to us at any time. We'd love to hear from you!

 

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