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Alastair Cox Associates Ltd  2 Ireton Close Belper Derbyshire England DE56 0SQ  T: +44 (0)7985 286 787 Skype: Alastair-L-Cox  E: alc@ac-associates.co.uk

Achievements & recognition

UEFA Artificial Turf Experts Panel

Chair British Standards Committee – Sports Surfaces

Convenor European Standards Committee – Specification for Synthetic Sports Surfaces

Convenor European Standards Committee – Test methods for Sports Surfaces

Distinguished Service Award – American Sports Builders Association, 2004

Outstanding Service Award – Sport and Play Construction Association, 2007

Inaugural Life Time Achievement Award - European Synthetic Turf Organisation, 2011

Alastair Cox has over 35 years’ experience in the sports surface industry.  During that time he has worked either as a sports surface test engineer or as consultant advising on the design, construction, performance and maintenance of sports facilities.  This has allowed him to become one of the world’s leading authorities and he now regularly assists international and national sports governing bodies to set the performance and construction standards required for the facilities on which their sports are played.  Sports governing bodies he has worked with include:

         Australian Football League                                                 England Netball

         England and Wales Cricket Board                                     FIFA

         FIH                                                                                            Gaelic Athletics Board

         IAAF                                                                                          IRB – World Rugby

         Rugby Football League                                                         UEFA


British & European Standards

Alastair Cox has been a member of the British Standards Institute’s technical committee responsible for setting standards for sports surfaces since it was established in 1986; making him the longest serving member, and he has chaired the committee since 2010.  He has also represented the United Kingdom on the European Standards Committee responsible for developing harmonised European Standards for sports surfaces since 1990 and now chairs the working groups with responsibilities for test methods, synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf surfaces. He also represents the United Kingdom on the European Standards Committee responsible for playing field and gymnasium equipment.