Client: Glascott LS and Civil for Willoughby Council
Location:   Gore Hill oval – St Leonards, NSW
Year Completed:   2020

Project Description

    • Design & construct a 200 lux AFL Lighting System.
    • Area Lighting.
    • Installation 4 x 25m Seesaw mid-hinged poles.
    • 36x Philips Optivision Floodlights.
    • Installation 36x 5m poles with post top lights.
    • LED Inground Uplights.
    • New 400 amp custom Main switchboard.

Good lighting is important for all levels of Australian Football. It provides clubs
with more opportunity to train and play and assists in ensuring that the use of facilities can be maximised.

  • The Australian Standard (series 2560.2.3) contains recommendations and requirements specific to the lighting of Australian Football. The Standard deals with training and competition, and takes into consideration spectator viewing requirements. The Standard contains information highlighting the maintained horizontal illuminance (lux) required for training and club competition at a recreational, amateur, semiprofessional and professional level for Australian Football.

  • AUSTRALIAN STANDARD (AS2560.2.3) LIGHTING FOR FOOTBALL (ALL CODES)

    The following table provides an overview of the Australian Standard for minimum lighting requirements for football.

    Level of Play

    Typical Activity

    Maintained
    Average

    Horizontal

    Illuminance (lux)

    Minimum

    Horizontal

    Uniformities

    Maximum Glare Rating

    (U1)

    (U2)

    Recreational Level

    Touch and Tag

    Touch and tag football

    50

    0.3

    N/A

    N/A

    Amateur Level

    (Local, Remote, Junior, School Venues)

    Ball and Physical Training

    May be suitable for training at local club level.1

    50

    0.3

    N/A

    N/A

    Club Competition and Match PracticeMinimum requirement suitable for competition at local club level. Provides minimal viewing distances for spectators.2

    100

    0.5

    0.3

    50

    Semi Professional Level (Regional Venues)

    Match Practice

    Suitable for training at a semiprofessional level.

    100

    0.5

    0.3

    50

    Competition

    Minimum suitable for competition at a semi
    professional
    level.

    200

    0.6

    0.4

    50

    Professional Level (State League and AFL)

    The needs of AFL / AFLW and second tier competitions can alter based on competition regulations, broadcast needs and local environments. Venue owners wishing to conduct games at these levels should consult closely with their AFL State body or relevant competition governing body to ensure lighting design and levels meet all stakeholder requirements.

    Source: Lighting Criteria (Standards Australia, Sports lighting Part 2.3: Specific applications Lighting for football (all codes))

    Note 1: According to AS25260.2.3 footnote e; Ball and Physical Training is considered to differ from match practice in that ball and physical training is more controlled, involves fewer participants (typically two to four) and the paths of the participants and that of any ball used are more predictable than in a match-practice environment.

    Note 2: If a club, league or council is looking to develop a night football venue, a minimum of 150 lux is recommended to ensure contemporary spectator viewing expectations are met. It is recommended that Clubs and Councils inspect recent lighting installations to increase their understanding of the strengths and limitations of differing lighting levels.