The Craig Bellamy Foundation operates Sierra Leone's only professional Football Academy. The Charity runs the National Youth Football League developed with support from UNICEF, offering underprivileged children the chance to reach their potential through sport and education. Since teaming up with Performa Sports at the start of 2013 both sides have improved in terms of sporting performances and the use of performance analysis by sharing innovative concepts in technology, Academy structures, coaching, player development and player communication.
CBF's U16 Head Coach and Head of Performance Analysis Tom Legg commented that "As the leading sports academy in Sierra Leone we are constantly looking to provide our young athletes with the tools and opportunities to push back boundaries and elevate themselves to a platform where they can inspire their fellow Africans to achieve more in the fields of sport and education. Our partnership with Performa Sports is allowing us to use innovative techniques to help our athletes better understand their own performance and create tailored action plans to develop their technical and tactical performance on the field, as well as increase their own understanding of the game."
Performa Sports' Marketing & Communications Director Joe Turley echoed the sentiments of the CBF saying that "...the inspiring work of the Craig Bellamy Foundation and the Academy team in Sierra Leone immediately captured our interest, respect and 'desire to help'. The Charity's ethos of 'helping underprivileged children to achieve their potential through sport and education' resonates strongly with our own brand values and we felt that our technology and 'understanding of the power of numbers combined with our belief in the potential of people' made for a perfect partnership."
As part of the partnership, the CBF Football Academy is using Performa Sports' pioneering suite of easy-to-use performance analysis software that harnesses the power of the iPad for mobile real time performance tagging, video analysis and visual communication with an integtrated easy-share cloud platform for data sharing and extended trend analytics. In keeping with the core ethos of 'achieving potential through sport and education' both the Craig Bellamy Foundation and Peforma Sports are collaborating closely to further improve the integrated aspects of technology, processes, player interaction, communication, user experience and results, that are required for effective performance analysis. In recognition of performance improvement, Performa Sports have sponsored the CBF Academy Player of the Year Award due to be announced at the end of the current academic year which includes a player bursary for educational materials and training equipment.
CBF Academy squad and Coaches in front of the pitch side video gantry, which they have named 'The Performa Sports Tower'
The Performa Sports Tower made a winning debut with a 4-1 win for the CBF U16's against Small Country U18's
Using Performa Sports' 'touchscreen to touchline' approach, the CBF coaches are bringing performance analysis and video playlists to training for improved performance communication and visual learning.
Bohemian FC's Head of Player Development & Recruitment Lisa Fallon is the driving force behind the club's training and player development programme for it's Academy. Lisa put together an innovative and engaging two week training and personal development camp which encompassed all aspects of physical, tactical, mental preparation and performance analysis. The programme included a Performa Sports' performance analysis workshop focusing on both a player's and coach's perspective.
Performa Sports' Marketing and Communications Director Joe Turley opened Day 1 of the summit by welcoming more than 200 delegates to the event themed to 'winning in sport through performance analysis and data analytics'. In particular he noted the expertise, quality and knowledge of the the key event speakers as making the innovation summit truly special, saying that "...personally, when I saw who was going to be sharing their knowledge and expertise straight away the event jumped out at me..." Topics ranged from player welfare, competitive advantage, performance analysis, analytics and data, Academy development systems and an excellent farewell presentation from Marco Cardinale, Head of Sports Science from the British Olympics Association.
The excellent work that the Craig Bellamy Foundation is doing in Sierra Leone through their Football Academy and helping young people achieve their potential through sport and education was also highlighted by Joe and that Performa Sports is proud to support the Foundation in it's player development strategies through performance analysis.
Sports Analytics Innovation Summit - winning in sports through performance analysis & data analyticsPosted on Friday, 15th March, 2013
Staged at the Kia Oval, home of Surrey County Cricket Club, the innovation summit seeks to converse and share the latest innovations and concepts in sports performnance analysis. Performa Sports will be exhibiting in the Pakistan Room at Booth 1, feel free to come and talk to us.
Celtic FC Coach Willie McNabb and Performa Sports CEO Danny Turley getting set up at the conference.
Congratulations to Simon Nicks winner of a 12 month Performa Sports iPad App License presented by Celtic FC's Willie McNabb and Performa Sports' Danny Turley.
IFA Premiership Club Linfield Football Club have recruited Performa Sports for their Academy and First Team performance analysis and player development strategy.