The Tuff Group Team
Achieving Greatness, Always
A Capable Team Of Specialists
Whatever the space, the team at Tuff Group provide the best solutions and products specific to your goals and investment budget. We’ll work with you to create the ultimate desired space.
Tuff Group has a dedicated team of the most experienced people within the sports surfacing industry, with more than 100 years of collective experience in civil construction, facility design, project management, construction and installation.
Our team of over 50 people has delivered and project managed some of the most diverse and complex sports facility projects within Australia. From synthetic fields with under surface water retention systems, lime and cement pavement stabilisation, asphalt pavements, stabilisation of sub grade utilising polymers, treatment of poor sub grades with the utilisation of bridging methods, complex lighting systems and power upgrades, sports field fencing and elaborate separation netting systems.
During this time our personnel have managed, constructed, and installed more than 1500 sports surfaces in more than 5 countries around the globe, from school multi sports surfaces, tennis courts, cricket wickets, bowling greens, hockey pitches to FIH certification and soccer pitches, with FIFA quality and Quality PRO certification, as well as natural turf surfaces for the AFL.
Co-Founder / Managing Director
As a co-founder and director of Tuff Group, Fraser’s interest in synthetic turf grew as a result of witnessing (and experiencing) sporting injuries as an AFL player. Fraser began his AFL career at the age of 17, playing 115 games for the West Coast Eagles. In 2001, Fraser joined the St Kilda Saints where he went on to play 145 more games.
In 2007, Fraser’s passion for sport and sports education drove him into the synthetic turf market to design surfaces to help decrease injury and increase player comfort.
In 2012, Fraser commissioned independent testing of Tuff Turf’s products through the University of Ballarat. This vital part of the Tuff product development cycle is an integral part of our commitment to continuous improvement.
Fraser’s career as an AFL player taught him many of the things that make Tuff Group the business that it is today; discipline, honesty, integrity, and delivering on promises.
Much like his AFL career, he is a hands-on player who does what it takes to get the job done. Fraser’s own determination drives the entire Tuff Group team to ensure every facet of the business is kicking goals.
Co-Founder / Director
Tanya co-founded Tuff Turf in 2007, sharing Fraser’s passion for making synthetic turf surfaces safer and more comfortable for elite players. She also recognised the need for higher quality turf products for Australian homes.
Tanya’s experience in sales and marketing gives her a natural focus on customer expectations and she takes great pride in rising above and beyond them.
Nothing goes unnoticed by Tanya – her attention to detail and great ideas are vital in our fast-paced environment.
Tanya is very hands on with our company partnerships and retail product innovation, ensuring we stay one step ahead of the game. She also works closely with Bunnings to continue our company development and brand growth. Her passion, loyalty and unwavering commitment to Tuff’s values are integral to the success of Tuff.
Tanya and Fraser lead a dynamic team whose main concern is providing a great service and creating happy repeat customers.
A message from our Managing Director:
“I’m proud to be able to provide you with information about Tuff Group and the brands we represent.
While our business has developed and evolved significantly since we started more than a decade ago, I’m still as eager as the day we started to make a difference in our industry.
I’m driven by the desire to innovate our products and I continually strive for excellence in all we do. I am personally involved in the Tuff Group business every day and am enthusiastic about providing the best service possible.
When I’m asked what sets the Tuff Group apart, I’ll explain that it’s our team’s pursuit of excellence. We keep on the cutting edge of our industry and incorporate the best surface solutions out there into our product range.
We are always grateful for the opportunity to deliver amazing projects for the many satisfied clients we’ve worked with over the years. You don’t have to take my word for it though: take the time to read through our featured projects and see what we’ve been able to accomplish. You’ll quickly see why we’re so proud.
Whether it’s a quick question or a whole project quote, the Tuff team – including Tanya and myself – would be honoured to help you out.
With my best regards,