The Sports Office attends rugby research event

The Sports Office attends rugby research event

A team from The Sports Office was among the delegates at a recent University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) event which brought together leading professionals from both codes of rugby.

The UCLAN Rugby Research symposium was attended by coaches ,sport scientists, strength and conditioning professionals, medical staff, coach educators and elite players.

Sports Office MD Phil Clarke and Client Manager Carl Pomfret attended the one-day event which aimed to explore and discuss current research, relating to both Union and League and to identify future directions and trends.

“The Rugby Research symposium at UCLAN was a thought provoking and stimulating event”, commented Phil Clarke.

“As provider of performance management systems for professional rugby clubs and federations, the conference proved to be a tremendous opportunity for The Sports Office to keep up to date with some of the latest thinking and research in these areas”.

Clarke added: ”The symposium also provided a great chance to meet with a number of people who are directly involved in delivering high performance in elite rugby”.

The Sports Office features on


The Sports Office has recently been featured on – the website providing business news, articles and insight for rugby industry decision makers in the UK and Ireland.

The site carried an interview with Phil Clarke about The Sports Office’s performance management systems for elite rugby clubs.

Phil also discussed the increasing use of statiscal analysis and associated technology and techniques within professional rugby. is free to register for those invloved in the rugby industry

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Sports Analytics TV – our sister organisation – met and interviewed Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane – the man regarded as the founding father of modern sports analytics.

Bean arguably pioneered the use of the discipline in modern high-performance sport as we know it. His amazing story is told in the film produced by Sony Pictures, which is based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis.

Sports Analytics TV sent a US based reporting team to interview Billy Beane at the Oakland Coliseum and he gave us a range of fascinating opinions.

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