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WHO WE ARE?

THE SPORTS OFFICE

The Sports Office helps you to stay ahead of the competition.

The system is a hosted, web-based solution which requires no specialist IT knowledge. It provides easy access from office, home and of course the training ground.

It has bank level security and is accessible via computer, laptop, tablet and phone.

Our software houses all data relating to performance, administration, scheduling, medical records, conditioning, succession planning and scouting. Video clips for coaching and training can also be stored online and viewed at any time by groups or individuals, via their personal mobile devices.

The system also supports online personal improvement plans for players, helping athletes to maximise their potential.

There are benefits too for management and HR with secure access to data for a coordinated approach to recruitment and forward planning. It can also provide support when dealing with legal issues relating to athlete injury.

The Sports Office unlocks the power of data analysis by developing and hosting a centralised database of information, creating a wide range of data analysis opportunities.

This data can then be “mined” for evidence based coaching and predictive modelling. Important patterns and trends can be identified and, with an increase in analysis speed, coaches can identify the key factors that contribute to success.

With this capability, coaches, managers and executives can focus on what really matters, see outcomes sooner, set more effective goals and change course when necessary.

Our systems were created in order to meet the increasing challenges faced by personnel involved in elite sport.

Our fundamental objective was to help players and athletes to become the best they can and optimise all aspects of preparation and performance.

We employed the principle that coaching and support staff should not be overwhelmed by technology.

Andrew Clarke

After graduating in sports science from Leeds Metropolitan University, Andy Clarke completed a Masters at Liverpool University focusing on the analysis and preparation of Rugby League players.

The work was universally adopted across the sport and became regarded as the definitive approach to achieving excellence.

Andy went on to work in key strength and conditioning roles for the RFU and the IRFU. This was followed by senior roles with Premier League football giants Manchester United and Liverpool FC. Andy has also provided consultancy services to football’s world governing body, FIFA.

Phil Clarke

Phil played Rugby League at the highest level in the northern and southern hemisphere. He is a former Great Britain captain and was a member of the all-conquering Wigan team in the 1990s. He was recruited by Australian club Sydney Roosters but a serious spinal injury curtailed his career.

Phil combined his time as a professional athlete with a sports science degree at Liverpool University and has a long standing interest in innovation in sport.

He was Great Britain Rugby League Team Manager for five years and prior to that was Chief Executive of Wigan Warriors when the club won the inaugural Super League Grand Final.

He has worked as an expert commentator for Sky Sports for the last decade.

Ian Lenagan

Ian has more than 40 years experience in the software industry and is the non-executive Chairman of The Sports Office. After studying mathematics at Manchester University in the 1960’s he went on to establish his own software company WorkPlace Systems.

WorkPlace specialised in work force management and grew to be in use at hundreds of major companies across the world including WalMart, Argos, BBC and Boeing.

After a successful flotation in 2000 allowed him to branch into multiple avenues, including becoming Chairman of Oxford United, Ian sold his remaining shares in 2011. He now spends the majority of his time overseeing the growth of software businesses The Sports Office and Innoved. He is also Chairman of Wigan Warriors RLFC and in 2016 was appointed Chairman of the Football League.