New athlete management system for leading sports academy

The Sports Office is to supply an athlete management system to one of the Middle East’s leading sports academies.

Qatar-based Evolution Sports provides opportunities in football, rugby, basketball, swimming and netball to thousands of children and young adults in the region. The academy will benefit from the system’s capacity to manage large volumes of athlete data and information, relating to areas including coaching, participation and sports medicine.

The athlete management system will also allow Evolution’s staff to personalise their coaching and development activities for all participants, in order to ensure optimal effectiveness and benefit.

Sports academy uses athlete management system

Evolution Sports Academy in Qatar will use The Sports Office athlete management system in their multi-sport development programmes.

Client Manager Chris Tuson said: “We are delighted to be working with a rapidly growing organisation like Evolution, to support their work to develop sport for young people in Qatar.

“Our athlete management system will offer their coaches and staff a range of powerful functions to enhance the management and delivery of their multi-sport programmes.”

Tuson added: “Our system will enable fast and effective management of large numbers of players and, as well as its comprehensive features to support elite performance, is highly suited for this type of development.”

Evolution Sports Academy Director David Wallace stated: “Evolution Sports has been able to develop and streamline its entire sports programme.

“With the aid of one of the worlds leading sporting management systems, coaches can now take a more in depth look at the development of its members.”

Evolution Sports is Qatar’s fastest growing multi-sports provider for children and young adults aged 3-18 years. Since its formation a decade ago, it has established itself as a market leader in the provision of sports for children and young adults in the Gulf nation. The organisation has also worked with the Qatar Olympic Committee, the Qatar Football Association, the Qatar Stars League and the region’s Aspire academy.

The Sports Office has supplied systems to other specialist sports and education organisations, including Hartpury College in Gloucester. The Scottish Football Association is also a Sports Office client and they use the system to support the development of players aged 11- 16, in the their seven national performance schools, alongside usage with elite national teams and other high-performance activities.


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The Managers App launched to support senior personnel in elite sport

A new application to support Managers, Sporting Directors and other top-level executives in elite football has just been launched by The Sports Office. The Managers App gives immediate access to a highly relevant and tailored snapshot of key performance data and critical management information.

This enhances decision making and communication at the top level. The new app functions by pulling through and streamlining real-time information from Sports Office performance management systems, already operating within an elite sporting organisation.

“We believe it’s right to consider the new Managers App as a game-changing enhancement to the services we can offer our clients”, commented The Sports Office Director, Phil Clarke.

“We created it after identifying the need for senior executives and leaders in elite football to have a specific support tool such as this; which gives access to accurate management information in real time, to enhance demanding decision making, management and corporate responsibilities.”

Clarke added:” The app has been developed over a two year period, during which we have liaised closely with a number of Premier League Managers and senior executives. We have listened carefully to learn more about the specific challenges they face and we believe this new service will provide a powerful solution for them.”

The Managers App - athlete monitoring and performance management for Managers, Sporting Directors and other top-level executives in elite football, made by The Sports Office.

The Managers App – a snapshot of key performance data for Managers, Sporting Directors and other top-level executives in elite football.

The bank-level security offered by all Sports Office athlete management systems also extends to the Managers App. Clubs and organisations using the app will have the option to ‘fine tune’ it to reflect their specific needs. Management information relating to sports medicine, recruitment and retention, budgets and finance, sports performance and even personal player milestones can be viewed.

The Managers App also provides an instant messaging function and notepad which allows senior personnel to make private notes or tactical plans in a fast and trouble-free manner, while in different locations. The app is compatible with mobile devices and it is envisaged that clients will purchase licences for senior people to use it. This may include a Manager, a Sporting Director, an Academy manager, a Chief Executive and club owners.

Improving decision making for Managers and senior executives

The Managers App - athlete monitoring and performance management for Managers, Sporting Directors and other top-level executives in elite football, made by The Sports Office.

The Managers App gives Board members access to key management information.

There are many scenarios in which the new Managers App can provide specific benefits to senior personnel in football clubs faced with demanding challenges. One such scenario is when senior management in different geographical locations, during a busy transfer window period, need to consult each other over the recruitment of a new player and have access to live budgetary information while doing this. The App can not only provide all relevant information and data but also facilitate fast and effective communication, so that the signing can be progressed efficiently.

Another possible scenario could be when a fixture has taken place overseas and, because of the result , it is important to have remote access to an immediate update of performance data, new injury data or a revised preparation schedule.

The Managers App - athlete monitoring and performance management for Managers, Sporting Directors and other top-level executives in elite football, made by The Sports Office.

The Managers App – provides mobile access to key management and performance data.

The Sports Office provides performance management applications to more than 100 professional football clubs, competing in the world’s most high-profile competitions, including the English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A. Several major national sports governing bodies have also chosen to adopt The Sports Office athlete monitoring systems. One of these is the Scottish FA, who use it throughout their structures, including for all their national teams and at all seven of their Performance Schools.

Elsewhere in the world of elite sport, clients include the RFU, Aviva Premiership rugby clubs, the British Horseracing Authority, professional cycling teams and clubs in Rugby League’s Super League.

To learn more about The Manager’s App please download this PDF brochure by clicking here and contact our Client Management Team.

Sports Office performance management system for elite soccer supports women’s football growth

The record Wembley attendance earlier this month for the Women’s FA Cup Final has underlined the growing profile of this branch of the game and The Sports Office team were delighted to see client club Manchester City secure victory under the world-famous arch.

Man City Women beat Birmingham City Ladies 4-1, in front of a bumper 35,271 crowd. The winning side featured the likes of England skipper Steph Houghton and star US signing Carli Lloyd. As well as the “Light Blues”, women’s teams at Chelsea, Arsenal, Southampton, Oxford United and Bristol City are all users of “The Football Squad’’, The Sports Office’s performance management system for elite soccer.

This growing sector of the game benefits from the system’s powerful functionality. And Sports Office Business Development Manager Tom Leather says the company is pleased to have played a part in supporting the success of all teams and of women’s football as a whole.

He said: “It’s great to see the women’s game developing so rapidly, as well as the increasing recognition for the professional standards of the competitions and the teams.”

“And of course we’d like send our congratulations to Manchester City Women for their great victory in the Cup Final at Wembley. We understand the team are aiming to secure more success in the future and we believe the “The Football Squad’’ will support them as they move forward.”


Manchester City Women celebrate their 2017 FA Cup victory. They are one of several elite women's teams which use The Sports Office performance management system for elite soccer.

Source: Manchester City Women Twitter.
Manchester City Women celebrate their 2017 FA Cup victory. They are one of several elite women’s teams which use The Sports Office performance management system for elite soccer.


Coaching, football analysis software and much more

The Sports Office online performance management system for elite soccer supports managers, coaches and fitness practitioners involved at professional level. The system provides an extensive range of features to support football coaching, video-usage, sports science, sports medicine, scouting and recruitment, squad management and intra-club communication. It also offers extensive statistical analysis for football, training load management and allows the creation of personalised performance and development plans for players.

Women’s football is set for further profile boosts in the coming months. The UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 kicks off this July in the Netherlands and for the first time, the tournament will involve 16 teams. The FA have also recently launched Gameplan for Growth, which is a drive to double participation and grow the fanbase.

The Sports Office works with more than 100 professional football clubs, competing in the world’s most high-profile competitions. Several major national governing bodies have also chosen to adopt The Sports Office. One of these is the Scottish FA, who use it throughout their structures, including for all their national teams and at all seven of their Performance Schools.

Elsewhere in the world of elite sport, clients include the RFU, Aviva Premiership rugby clubs, leading equestrian organisations, professional tennis coaches, clubs in Rugby League’s Super League and professional cycling teams.

Elite cricket performance management system supplied to ECB

The Sports Office has supplied the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) with an elite cricket performance management system for use across several areas of its operations.

The powerful system will be used to support the delivery of sports medicine, including injury surveillance and monitoring. This puts the ECB alongside other progressive governing bodies, including the RFU, which have focussed resources into areas relating to player welfare and optimising performance. The system enables large volumes of relevant data to be shared quickly and accurately between international team staff and those working at county level.

The Sports Office have also developed a new feature within the elite cricket performance management system which allows ECB administrators to calculate and manage scheduled payments to counties, which are dependent on player appearances in targeted areas of the game. This has streamlined and improved the efficiency of a key process within cricket’s player development strategy. It also provides counties with an important income stream.

“We are delighted to be working with the ECB”, said Neil Holland, Client Manager at The Sports Office.

“We believe the performance management system we have supplied will offer them excellent support for their elite cricket teams and players. They required some unique functionality which were able to create by working to gain an understanding of their specific needs and the demands created by the sport itself.”

Neil Holland added:” We are confident the ECB coaches and staff will find our system to be an excellent foundation for their important and far sighted work in the area of injury surveillance and monitoring.”

Elite cricket performance management system supports key ECB processes

The Sports Office performance management system will also support the ECB to improve important aspects of player registration and team selection. Specifically, the registration element allows counties to search for new players within a central database and then request transfers. ECB officials are able to monitor and sanction this, in real time, which increases the speed and enhances the efficiency of a key process within the sport.

The Sports Office supplies online performance management systems to many elite sporting organisations including professional football clubs, competing in the world’s most high-profile competitions.

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This image shows aspects of The Sports Office Athlete Management Systems.

Manchester City and Chelsea FC are just two of these, in the Barclay’s Premier League. The Scottish FA have also chosen to use The Sports Office’s software throughout their structures, including for all their national teams and at all seven of their Performance Schools.

Other clients from elite sport include the NHL Hockey franchises, NBA Basketball teams the RFU, Aviva Premiership clubs, clubs in Rugby League’s Super League, elite tennis and professional cycling teams.

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Oxford United benefit from Sports Office performance management system for elite soccer

Coaching and fitness staff from Oxford United football club have explained how The Sports Office performance management system for elite soccer, ‘The Football Squad’, has supported their rise through the divisions in the last decade.

In 2010, the Us returned to the Football League, following victory in the Conference play-off final. Since then they have reached the finals of the Football League Trophy (2016) and EFL Trophy (2017) in successive seasons and they were promoted to League 1 at the end of the 2015/16 Season. Also, at time of writing, the club are challenging strongly for a League One play-off place.

And now Oxford United Performance Analyst Dan Cooper has revealed how ‘The Football Squad’ has helped the club in a number of key performance areas during this period, including analysis, sports medicine and scouting:“Since introducing The Football Squad in 2012, it has been a pivotal tool used within all departments to aid the development and progression of our staff and players alike.

“In terms of analysis, it is the platform that we use to upload and share all of our game footage, team and individual clips, as well as pre and post-match analysis presentations. The Sports Office platform is well designed and allows coaches and players to remotely access these videos and presentations from anywhere.”

Oxford United have explained how they benefit from The Sports Office performance management system for elite soccer.

Oxford United have explained how they benefit from The Sports Office performance management system for elite soccer.

Dan Cooper added:”In the area of sport science and the medical, players training loads, injury notes and testing/growth maturation data is all logged and stored within the platform, offering any of our staff within these departments the ability to access and view any of our player’s fitness data as and when they require it.

“The recruitment element of The Football Squad is also used extensively within the academy, allowing us to track every player who we bring in for trial, sign or release. It also has a great tool which allows us to build future squads, which helps massively when it comes to planning and picking individuals for teams for future seasons.

“The Football Squad is also an extremely useful tool in terms of communication, as it allows us to quickly and easily send emails to any of our staff or players within any of our teams. The constant developments of the platform allow us to further increase our productivity, allowing us to progress as a club.”

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The Sports Office systems include extensive Football Analysis functionality.

Our performance management system for elite soccer is used throughout the game

The Sports Office online performance management system for elite soccer supports practitioners involved at professional level. The system provides extensive functionality to support coaching, video-usage, sports science, sports medicine, scouting and recruitment, squad management and communication. It also allow the creation of truly personalised performance and development plans for players.

The company works with more than 100 professional football clubs, competing in the world’s most high-profile competitions. Several major national governing bodies have also chosen to adopt The Sports Office. One of these is the Scottish FA, who use it throughout their structures, including for all their national teams and at all seven of their Performance Schools.

Elsewhere in the world of elite sport, clients include the RFU, Aviva Premiership rugby clubs, leading equestrian organisations, professional tennis coaches, clubs in Rugby League’s Super League and professional cycling teams.

For more information about our systems please contact us.

British Horseracing Authority : The Sports Office – video case study

In this video case study coaches and administrators from the British Horse Racing Authority explain how The Sports Office performance management system has benefited their work.

  • You can read much more about The Sports Office’ work with the British Horse Racing Authority here.
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The Sports Office Launches ‘The Load Manager’

The new Sports Office load manager module is now available. All users have access to this functionality which offers live tracking of playing and training loads.

The module dynamically brings together data held in the Preparation and Sports Science areas of the system. A player/athlete tracker also provides an array of user defined options for personalised monitoring, including the ability to see individual and team information. Also included is the capability to monitor both acute and chronic loads and to manage training stress balance.

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The load manager also offers a more visually engaging information display. It will create further improvements in the performance workflow via dedicated areas which show data for staff with specific roles.

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Sports Office data security & quality management receive ISO certification

The Sports Office has achieved the internationally recognised ISO certification for both data security and quality management, when building its performance management systems for elite sport.

Both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 have been awarded to the company by the British Assessment Bureau. The first certification shows the business delivers a consistent level of quality to customers, via well defined and regularly reviewed processes and procedures. The latter verifies that The Sports Office maintains both excellent physical IT security and also the highest possible standards of data protection.

The Sports Office has been awarded ISO 9001 certificationCraig Bailey, Development Director at The Sports Office said: “We are delighted to have achieved these ISO certifications, which clearly reflect our strong, ongoing commitment to this important aspect of our work.

“Data security is vitally important for us as we develop systems to handle sensitive user information, especially given the evolving nature of information security threats. More is needed than just making sure physical security is in place. A strategic approach to data security must also be taken by a business. We believe our systems offer clients peace of mind in this area and this formal recognition validates our approach.“

The Sports Office has bee awarded ISO 27001 certificationThe Sports Office provides online performance management systems for elite sport, which offer a range of functionality. The systems support key performance processes including athlete monitoring and training load management, injury prevention, sports science, sports medicine, administration, coaching, scouting and sports analytics.

The Sports Office continues to support major professional rugby injury study

The Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project’s (PRISP) report for 2015-16 has recently been published. The long-term study is made possible by a bespoke performance management and monitoring system, developed for rugby authorities by The Sports Office.

The study is intended to improve professional player welfare and is the most comprehensive of its type. The project was first commissioned in 2002 and was jointly created by the RFU, Premier Rugby and the Rugby Players Association. It monitors player injury risk in Premiership, European club and representative competition, as well as in training.

The Sports Office worked with senior medical staff at the RFU to design and develop a powerful system which allows sports medicine and performance personnel at participating clubs and national teams to easily input an extensive range of medical and performance data. The system allows for this information to be shared immediately with coaches, directors of rugby and other key staff. The system also compiles the collected data to generate baselines, create comprehensive reports and identify patterns and trends of injuries via comparison with previous seasons.

The Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project’s annual report is made possible by a bespoke performance management and monitoring system developed by The Sports Office

The Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project’s annual report is made possible by a bespoke performance management and monitoring system developed by The Sports Office

Sports Office Client Manager Neil Holland commented: “It’s pleasing to see that the Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project continues to provide the sport with important data that can help improve standards of player welfare and medical management. Our system is a powerful tool and resource to support this long-term study and hence the ongoing work of rugby’s sports medicine and performance practitioners.”

Holland added: “We continue to work with our clients at the RFU, Premier Rugby and other governing bodies to offer them the levels of support they require. We look forward to playing our part in further improving this crucial aspect of the sport.”

Speaking in a press release about the report, jointly issued by the RFU and Premier Rugby, RFU Chief Medical Officer Simon Kemp said: “This is an important study that helps us understand injury trends in the professional game in England. Since this surveillance project began in 2002 the injury rate has remained relatively stable however last season has shown a decline in match injuries; lower than any other season.

“We need to be cautious about interpreting the data in a Rugby World Cup year that led to a change in the domestic season structure. We certainly can’t now say that the professional game is safer from these single-season results and we need to continue to monitor injury risk to clarify if this is a trend or not.”

Previously Simon Kemp has also praised The Sports Office’ work in the development of the performance management and monitoring system for the project. He said: “The Sports Office system provides a comprehensive electronic medical record with an integrated injury surveillance function.

“It’s fundamental to the delivery of sports medicine care to our Premiership and England representative team players. Our players, medical staff and performance teams all derive significant benefits.”

In the same joint press release about the recent PRISP report, Corin Palmer, Head of Rugby Operations at Premiership Rugby, also said: “Player welfare is Premiership Rugby’s number one priority and the Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project continues to provide important information which allows us alongside our 12 clubs to establish and maintain world-class standards when treating any player who has been injured in any way.”

Among the key findings from the PRISP report for 2015-16 season were that the incidence of match injuries in the Premiership was lower than reported in any previous season. Data collection during the 2016-17 season will help clarify whether this is the start of a trend towards a lower overall injury incidence or an atypical year. A copy of the PRISP report for 2015-16 season and further details can be read on the Aviva Premiership Rugby website, here.

The Sports Office provides online performance management systems for elite sport, which offer a range of functionality. The systems support key performance processes including athlete monitoring and training load management, injury prevention, sports science, sports medicine, administration, coaching and sports analytics.

Among the company’s varied client base, are many elite rugby organisations. These include national governing bodies, teams in SANZAR’s Super Rugby competition, the Australian NRL and many clubs in the UK’s Rugby League Super League.

Official opening for new Sports Office HQ

The Grade II listed Wigan Hall – the new HQ of The Sports Office – has been officially opened following the completion of an extensive refurbishment programme.

Viscount Newport, a direct descendant of Orlando Bridgeman who ordered the building’s construction in 1875, was guest of honour at the ceremony. The Mayor of Wigan Councillor Ron Conway, the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester and Wigan Council leader Lord Peter Smith were also present. They were joined by Wigan Warriors and Football League Chairman Ian Lenagan.

The Sports Office Director Andy Clarke said: “We’d like to thank Viscount Newport, the representatives of Wigan Council and everybody who attended our opening. The event was a great success and we’re proud to showcase Wigan Hall as an historic building, which is now also a modern workplace.


Wigan Hall - HQ of The Sports Office

Pictured – Viscount Newport, Phil and Andy Clarke from The Sports Office with Wigan Warriors and EFL Chairman Ian Lenagan, at the grand opening of Wigan Hall.


“We believe this area of the town is developing as a vibrant hub for tech and online business and we are delighted to be playing a role in that process. Our company is in an exciting phase of development and we are receiving an increasing number of approaches from clubs, teams and organisations from around the world.”

And Clarke added:”The Sports Office has experienced tremendous growth in recent years; we work with high-profile clients throughout the world of elite sport. This expansion means we are always seeking to recruit those with degree level qualifications in the areas of IT and coding.

“We are also expanding our sales and client service team and, in both cases, we will always look favourably on applications from locally based talent.”

The Sports Office purchased Wigan Hall from the Diocese of Liverpool. The building was designed in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ style by celebrated architect George Street, whose work included the Royal Courts of Justice. The restoration to convert the Hall’s interior to a modern workplace began in December 2014 and is now fully complete.

Throughout the process, the project team, Oakland Developments ensured their work did not damage or detract from the building’s historical significance and consulted regularly with heritage organisations.  Wigan Hall is now home to 30 members of The Sports Office team. This includes the coding and testing teams as well as the client management and administration departments.

The Hall has previously served as the home of a wealthy Wigan family and was also the official residence of the parish church rector. Its restoration allows passers by to enjoy the building and landscape. It had previously been obscured by overgrown trees. Swiss windows, believed to date back to 1550, have been also restored and preserved inside the Hall.