Wellington Phoenix embrace data platform to boost player performance

The Wellington Phoenix have adopted a data platform that’s been used by some of the world’s top clubs to optimise performance, talent development and medical performance.

The club has confirmed its deal with Silicon Valley-based Kitman Labs to use its centralised operating system for athlete management.

The Phoenix use the company’s full suite of solutions in its Intelligence Platform, including performance medicine, performance optimisation and talent development, across the men’s and women’s first teams and the club’s academy.

The platform combines medical, performance and talent development data into a single, interactive system that yields actionable intelligence to support specific operating and performance outcomes.

Kitman Labs has worked with a number of teams and leagues across a variety of sports and the company’s technology has been used by football clubs, including Bayer Leverkusen, Malmö FF and Columbus Crew.

Shaun Gill … ‘the platform gives us real-time view of every player.’

Phoenix director of football Shaun Gill said:

“Football clubs are no different than any other complex organisation faced with significant amounts of incoming data and information,” Gill said.

“Traditionally, that information gets stuck or siloed within specific departments or project teams with limited transparency or context.

“By adopting the Intelligence Platform across every aspect of the Wellington Phoenix – from our academy to first teams, men’s and women’s – all relevant, pertinent data will not only be centralised, but integrated.

“Kitman Labs will give us a comprehensive, real-time view of every player at all levels across the club and will provide the analytics necessary to support informed, strategic decision-making – whether that’s related to our development and recruitment objectives or athlete performance and health.”

Platform provides 360-degree view of players and teams

Stephen Smith, the CEO and founder of Kitman Labs, says “the Intelligence Platform has been designed to unify data, people and processes to support informed decision-making, streamline operations and yield the action plan necessary to achieve critical performance outcomes.”

“By deploying the platform across every aspect of the club, the Phoenix will have access to a complete 360 view of each athlete and each team, eliminating data gaps and providing the intelligence necessary to develop and execute their performance strategy across every department.”

About Kitman Labs

Kitman Labs is the world’s leading sports science and performance analytics company.

Its athlete management software and platform are used by top teams, leagues and organisations across a variety of sports and defence organisations to optimise performance, reduce injury risk, and enhance overall wellness.

Kitman Labs is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Dublin and Manchester.

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