Catapult is an Australia based company. It comprises of wearable technology and performance analytics software. It has offices in London and Leeds. The engineered wearable gadgets that comes with a support of patented analytical software that monitors and records movement of athletes on the pitch. It records data at above a thousand data points each second. It shows sports related scientists, managers and performance analysts how fast-paced are the players, the miles they have ran and a range of various other metrics relevant to the player’s performance. It helps encapsulate the intensity, capacity and potential of each and every match or training.
Catapult’s Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Power, expressed his delight at AFC joining the growing clientele of the leading technology company.
Steve Power voiced his views by stating, “We are excited to welcome AFC Bournemouth. As the latest in a number of Premier League clubs to recently join Catapult and use our world-leading technology to confidently support the management of their players through the first team and under-21s for at least the next three seasons”.
Curt Taylor, Catapult’s Chief of UK Sales, is also excited and is looking forward to working with their new client, the Premier League Club, AFC Bournemouth.
“Working closely with yet another club from the most physically-demanding football league in the world,” Curt stated. “In addition to working closely with more forward-thinking and innovative individuals like Dan Hodges [Head of Sports Science, AFC Bournemouth] will ensure that both Catapult and our clients continue to benefit from the most innovative, reliable and applicable player monitoring technology in the world”.
Foreman of Sports Science at AFC Bournemouth, Dan Hodges also said, “We are excited to be linking up with Catapult, and are very much looking forward to moving onto the next level with our training analysis.”
He also said, “Monitoring the training load that is put through our players on a daily basis, is paramount to ensure the team are in optimal condition leading into each premier league match. Through the use of Catapult we are able to analyse every move each player makes and interpret how this will impact their physical condition, and ultimately the team performance on a match day.”
Bournemouth will be employing 40 OptimEye S5 devices to observe and supervise players on the field. They will also be using 10 OptimEye G5s gadgets to track records of the goalkeepers of the club.