The Centre for Sports Technology Ltd (CST) is the leading independent UK laboratory devoted solely to the testing of synthetic sports surfaces and sports equipment. With a total of seven experienced senior scientific staff, it has available more than 100 man-years' experience of testing synthetic sports surfaces, both in the laboratory and on site.
Its work extends over athletics tracks, synthetic turf pitches (hockey, football and multi-sports), tennis courts, bowls greens, netball and basketball courts, multi-sports areas, sports hall floorings, children’s playground surfacing and synthetic ski slopes. Since it was established in 1986, staff of CST have inspected and tested more than 450 synthetic turf pitches and over 150 athletics tracks, both in the UK and overseas, including the facilities for the Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Tournaments, and the Vancouver, Kuala Lumpur and Manchester Commonwealth Games.
Accreditations have been received from the following bodies:
- Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
- International Hockey Federation (FIH)
- International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF)
- International Tennis Federation (ITF)
- World Bowls Board (WBB)
- All England Netball Association (AENA)