The Sports Office, pioneers in athlete data management, have joined forces with Kitman Labs, Ltd, the leader in sports performance analytics.

The combined entity creates the largest company in the space with the development power to deliver innovations that address the fast-changing needs of today’s elite sports teams. The two companies together form the largest network of elite teams that will help shape the next generation of Performance Intelligence Solutions.

The Sports Office pioneered the creation of the digital infrastructure in sport for collecting and aggregating athlete medical and performance data. With the vision of improving the standards of performance and health in global sport, The Sports Office was the first to capture every aspect of an athlete’s progress; from the day they enter the development system through to their advancement at the elite level.

Today, The Sports Office powers data management for the world’s largest football leagues, federations and teams.

Our systems were created in order to meet the increasing challenges faced by the personnel involved in the ever-changing world of elite sport.

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

Our cloud-based systems offer web and app-based solutions which require no specialist IT knowledge. 
They are easy to access and link together clubs, staff and players to optimise the performance workflow. Using a desktop, tablet or mobile device, performance data can be accessed from home, office or training ground.

The Sports Office software houses all data relating to performance, administration, training loads, scheduling, medical records, conditioning, succession planning, and scouting. Video clips for coaching, training and player review can also be stored online and viewed at any time by groups or individuals, via The Sports Office App. Our systems also support online personal development plans for players, helping athletes to maximise their potential.

The most advanced security infrastructure, certified against the ISO27001 standard, protects all athlete data including shared medical, performance, and recruitment data. It also delivers adherence to global privacy regulations such as GDPR and others.

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 workforce 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.