Matt Roche

DApSc BApSc MPhil

Director and Principal Turf Consultant

Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC)

2/60 Gardens Drive, Willawong QLD 4110

PO Box 438, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110, Australia

Industry experience:
Matt Roche is the Director of Australian Sports Turf Consultants. Matt has over 20 years’ experience in the sports turf industry and was previously employed as the Senior Research Scientist within the Queensland Governments former turf research program. Matt has provided consultancy services to major sport facilities, sporting clubs and local councils across Australia. Matt is frequently asked to present on the latest research, technical improvements within the turf industry at state and national conferences and workshops.

  • 2013 – Master of Philosophy, Agricultural/Turf Science, University of Queensland
  • 2002 – Bachelor of Applied Science, University of Queensland
  • 2000 – Diploma of Applied Science, University of Queensland
  • 1998 – Certificate III Horticulture, Moreton Institute of TAFE
  • Project management
  • Turfgrass consultancy
  • Design and specifications
  • Quality assurance site inspections
  • Auditing and benchmarking of elite and community sports facilities
  • Independent research trials
  • Analytical testing of soil, water and turf health
  • Sport stadiums and elite sporting codes
  • Councils and government bodies including Logan City Council, Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Gold Coast City Council and Ipswich City Council
  • Community sports clubs, horse racing tracks, golf and bowls clubs, schools and universities
  • Turf maintenance and commercial construction companies
  • Architects, engineers, developers, builders and landscapers
  • Turf producers and peak industry bodies