Friday, May 20, 2022

By: Sport Industry Group

Young footballers from around the world will have the chance to play at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in front of Arsenal Academy performance staff, after registering their data with STATSports.

GPS performance technology company STATSports, and Premier League club Arsenal FC, launched the STATSports Arsenal FC edition in October last year, which is the exact same technology the first team wears, to measure physical data. Players using the product have been able to track their progress within the app, by comparing their data with Arsenal Academy players right through to the first team. Those who registered the highest stats have since been monitored by the club.

The technology captures stats from the player after every session including total distance, max speeds, high-speed running distance, intensity, and fatigue levels. That data is then housed within the individual’s phone so they can track their progress.

Arsenal’s Academy Manager Per Mertesacker, said, “We’re very excited to be at the second phase of our project with STATSports, and to have the opportunity to monitor young players who are registering the best stats.

“Since we launched the STATSports Arsenal FC edition pod last year, our Academy managers, together with STATSports, have kept a close eye on the data and have been hugely impressed with a group of young players, who will now get the chance to showcase their skills at Emirates Stadium. This unique opportunity has allowed us to track players all around the world, with some coming from Ireland, as well as a Ukrainian youngster, living in Prague.”

Sean O Connor; Co-Founder, STATSports, added, “It’s a genuine possibility that on 24th May, together with the club, STATSports may have found the next generation of talent at Arsenal FC. As a long-standing client of the club, we’re thrilled to work on this project together – it’s incredible that this revolutionary concept is now giving young people the chance to fulfil their dreams.

“STATSports technology is as essential as shinguards and boots in today’s game and now young, aspiring players everywhere can benefit from our products and support in a player’s journey to become a professional footballer.”

The training session for the successful youngsters will take place on Tuesday 24th May.