SPORTSURF 4th Workshop

How to measure the appropriate characteristics of sport surfaces?

The 4th SportSURF workshop was held in Sheffield (UK) on the 3rd April 2007 at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United Football Club Stadium.

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Please note: these presentations are for information only and the data/information cannot be used without the consent of their authors.

The title of the workshop was:

How to measure the appropriate characteristics of sport surfaces?

For full details and a registration form download the flyer HERE

A flyer including presentation details and a registration form can be downloaded HERE

The following people have been confirmed to present at the workshop:

Harald K├Ârger from the Adidas Innovation Team will give a presentation on ‘Adidas Football Research Innovations’.

Hans-Joerg Kolitzus from IST Consulting in Switzerland will present the development of a ‘Linear Friction Tester’ part of the new FIFA quality concept.

Eric O’Donnell from Sports Labs has agreed to present on test methods from a consultants perspective.

Dr Matt Carre & Bob Kirk from the University of Sheffield will present some novel research on ‘gaining understanding of traction test data’.

Alastair Cox from Labosport will discuss and open a debate on the current state of testing and future research needs.

Dr Paul Fleming from Loughborough University will present on the sensitivity and relevance of current test methods.

David Rosa & Mercedes Sanchis Almenara from the Institute of Biomechanics Valencia will present a new method to evaluate traction.

We are waiting for confirmation from other guest speakers. If you would like to present some of your own research please feel free to contact us on