Challenges in the development of standards for synthetic turf for Australian football and cricket

Twomey, D. M., Otago, L. and Saunders, N. 2011, Challenges in the development of standards for synthetic turf for Australian football and cricket, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part P, Journal of sports engineering and technology, vol. 225, no. 2, pp. 93-101.

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Title Challenges in the development of standards for synthetic turf for Australian football and cricket
Author(s) Twomey, D. M.
Otago, L.
Saunders, N.
Journal name Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part P, Journal of sports engineering and technology
Volume number 225
Issue number 2
Start page 93
End page 101
Total pages 9
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2011-06
ISSN 1754-3371
Keyword(s) synthetic turf
Australian football
cricket
playing standards
Summary Given the escalating drought conditions in Australia, synthetic surfaces have recently been explored as a viable surface option for community-level Australian football–cricket ovals. The vast majority of Australian football ovals are transformed into cricket pitches during the football off-season and hence the characteristics of both sports had to be duly considered in the development of standards that could be tested in a laboratory setting, for a synthetic turf surface. This paper describes the data collection and test methods undertaken in the development of the standards for synthetic surface use in Australian football and cricket. The paper also discusses the issues and challenges encountered during the development of standards for multi-sport synthetic surfaces to ensure player safety while maintaining the performance characteristics of both sports. Surface property and ball interaction tests were undertaken on natural playing surfaces, both in situ and in the laboratory to determine the properties of the current playing surface for each sport. This paper highlights the importance of careful consideration of the characteristics of both games and the use of equipment from both sports in the testing methods. The standards described in this paper have now been accepted by the Australian Football League and Cricket Australia and the product approval process and use of synthetic surfaces for Australian football and cricket is imminent.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920409 Injury Control
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Sage
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