AoC Sport partners with Catapult Sports to supply colleges with performance tracking technology
AoC Sport has partnered with Catapult Sports, the world leader in sports performance analytics, to track and improve teams’ performance across its college network.
England Colleges men’s and women’s national football team players will use Catapult’s PlayerTek wearable technology throughout next season to gain valuable stats and insight on their game to aid team performance and individual player development.
PlayerTek by Catapult is a pioneering sports tracking solution, helping players anywhere from national teams to college students receive access to the same technology as the professionals.
Tracking up to 50 metrics, PlayerTek is designed to measure and optimise performance, tracking speed, player load, distance, power and more.
Many colleges, such as Hartpury College, Gateshead College, Portsmouth College and Sunderland College, have already invested in PlayerTek technology, and have been using it to track and successfully improve the performance of their squads over the past few years.
Lauren O’Sullivan, National Football Development Manager at AoC Sport said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Catapult and are really excited by the opportunities this partnership provides for our members, wider stakeholders and, most importantly, the students engaging in sport provision.
“We look forward to working with Catapult to maximise the education, employment and health benefits of the PlayerTek technology across team performance, athlete development and curriculum delivery.”
Catapult’s presence at the AoC Sport National Championships on 26-28 April will provide a great opportunity for attending college teams to test out the PlayerTek technology.
Conor Branson, Head of UK Football Sales at PlayerTek, said: “AoC Sport is a brilliant association to be partnered with, and we look forward to showcasing the benefits of PlayerTek amongst their college teams over the next year.
“The opportunity to educate students in performance technology is one we are keen to embrace, and we are excited to develop future footballing talent across the UK, both in the classroom and on the field.”
Catapult Sports will also be speaking at the AoC Sport and ECFA National Conference on 5 June, helping to demonstrate the value of performance tracking in the sports industry. Book your place here.