You do marvel at these modern sporting grounds and the grass playing surfaces these days. Some look like carpet (so green with today’s modern fertilisers) and it makes the footage of the 80’s and (even the 90’s) how worn & torn the fields did get back then. Brookvale Oval (Warringah Council) did spend some money a few years ago (upgrading the surface) I recall?, but was it to the same standard as other grounds? Brookvale Oval has been rough (the playing service) for some years and after Friday’s night game looks wrecked for the remaining year! Is there a new type of grass that can be laid if we had $500k to spend on the surface? or would it cost more? Do we have a drainage problem? Really have to ask if the Bookvale Oval surface is up to the NRL standards. It would be nice to know if we have the same playing surface like an example ... Shark Park (another suburban ground).