The Sports Office Partner with Irish Rugby Football Union IRFU

IRFU take on The Rugby Squad:

The Sports Office is delighted to have reached an agreement with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) to supply a Performance Management system for use by all of Irish rugby’s high-performance representative teams.

All four Provinces and National teams will benefit from ‘The Rugby Squad’, The Sports Office’s bespoke system for elite rugby organisations. Both men’s and women’s senior teams, plus all age group squads will be managed together in one centralised hub.

The full ‘Rugby Squad’ system includes modules to support coaching, sports science, medicine, finance, admin and scouting. IRFU video and performance analysis staff will also be able to combine their work with other departments to maximise the potential of all players within Irish rugby’s elite player pathway.

The Rugby Squad allows effective monitoring and management of every player’s training load plus their coaching minutes and wellbeing. It also enables the creation of Individual Development plans for each player and the ongoing monitoring of these.  This will enhance player tracking and development of all IRFU teams.

The newly released Sports Office App will assist all users, including staff and players in managing their own schedules, development and wellbeing. Communication between provincial and national staff and athletes are enhanced with instant messaging functionality and documents.

The IRFU will also use ‘The Rugby Squad’ to support talent identification and to also plan for the future with the system’s detailed view of available playing resources.

The Sports Office Senior Client Support Manager Stuart Jones commented: “The IRFU recognise that player development throughout the academy to on the pitch performance is the most important thing. They have chosen our system to provide the framework to support every department in reaching their full potential. 

“We are delighted to be working with them and we look forward to supporting the implementation of Rugby Squad within their teams and playing structures.”

Jones added: “Irish teams are recognised as being among the best in world rugby and we believe our system can enhance their efforts to continuously improve and optimise all aspects of performance and preparation.”

IRFU 2019 Guiness Six Nationd championship

2019 Guinness Six Nations Championship Round 3, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 24/2/2019
Italy vs Ireland
The Ireland team stand for the National Anthem
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, commented, “Irish rugby have for years now placed their player management program at the forefront of their strategy for both developing and supporting our professional players. In continually looking at ways to improve our player management and player development strategies we have made a decision to align ourselves in a partnership with ‘The Sports Office’. As we strive to be world-leading in the area of Athlete Management and development we believe that our partnership with The Sports Office will enable us to achieve this ambition.”

Many elite rugby organisations throughout the world are among The Sports Office’s varied client base. These include governing bodies such as Argentina Rugby Union, teams in the SANZAR Super Rugby competition and the Australian NRL.

The Rugby Squad users also include clubs in the UK’s Rugby League Super League and teams in Major League Rugby.

The full system implementation of ‘The Rugby Squad’ will begin in March 2019.

Athlete Management across Women’s Sport this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

England Women's Winning She Believes Cup

Source: Lionesses

The Sports Office would like to wish everyone a Happy International Women’s Day. It’s time to show a huge appreciation for all the talented women gracing each team or organisation that we support in Athlete Management.

Athlete Management

The Lionesses, England’s international squad have just brought home the She Believes Cup from the US. A beautiful warm up to the Women’s World Cup which kicks off in June.

A league-wide performance management solution, The Women’s Performance System (WPS) provides all FA WSL teams with The Sports Office software. We support each club along with some of our independent clients such as Southampton and Manchester City to name just a few.


Rugby Union’s Six Nations has also brought together two other TSO clients, England and Ireland. Simon Middleton is leading his squad to go for the Grand Slam as all teams enter the fourth round tonight. Ireland takes on France this Saturday at 7 pm (GMT).

Not only this, but our partnership with the ECB supports the National Team with The Cricket Squad. They have heavily used the system over the last two years for medical data sharing between national and county squads.

As of this year, the counties will be using The Cricket Squad for performance-related data, such as bowling overs, wellness and scheduling. The Cricket World Cup begins May 30th.

Women’s sport shows the same high standards of performance across a variety of sports, leagues and nations. The Sports Office is proud to be at the forefront of supporting all women in sport. We are happy to be part of the movement in continually making a difference and changing performance sports.

The Monitoring App – the latest App you need for Athlete Management

The Monitoring App:

NEW: The Monitoring App

The Sports Office is currently developing a new App, The Monitoring App. This is App is to aid sports science staff and players in elite sports organisations. 

The Monitoring App is specially designed to offer additional features for players and practitioners to record regular testing and monitoring data.

The flexibility of the new App allows Practitioners to quickly add results for multiple players. The new feature will also allow players to input results at each station within a testing area.

This data will be fed from the App to the organisation’s main dashboard. Overall, this will improve real-time reporting.

Dashboard tools will also allow users to view data in a specific format. Staff can set and fine-tune the dashboard to suit their specific needs.

The Sports Office Client Manager, Stuart Jones said, “The Monitoring App will make life easier for both the athlete and sports science staff. It will speed up data collection and enhance the displaying of that data, in an accessible and  relevant format.”

The Monitoring App developed by The Sports Office

The App will be compatible with both iOS and Android devices. It will be available in both native App Stores from March 2019.

If you feel your Sports Science department will benefit from The Monitoring App, contact us now for more information.

The Sports Office to supply Kazakhstan’s Kairat F.C.

Kairat F.C.:

Kairat FC on Pre Season in Antalya, Turkey

The Sports Office is to supply ‘The Football Squad’, its performance management system for elite football, to leading
Kazakh Premier League team, Kairat F.C.

Client Managers Stephen Young and Dan Jackson have already worked closely with the Almaty-based club to deliver a full system implementation. This took place during a pre-season training camp in Turkey. Kairat F.C. will now continue their preparations for the Kazakh Premier League which begins on March 8th.

Stephen Young commented: “We are delighted to be working with Kairat F.C. and we look forward to seeing them progress as the Kazakh Premier League gets underway.

“Kairat join a growing number of leading clubs, competing in the world’s best Leagues, which have opted to use The Football Squad. We believe the system’s powerful functionality offers unrivalled support to optimise all aspects of preparation and performance.”

System Implementation:

The Sports Office team spent a week meeting with Kairat F.C staff from all departmKairat FC The Football Squad implementationents including the Sporting Director and Head of IT. They ensured all personnel gained maximum benefit from the system. Meetings with Coaches, Medical, Sports Science and Scouting staff shortly followed.

All medical personnel including club doctors, physios, and masseurs were introduced to the system. They were guided through aspects of medical data logging, including injury monitoring processes and the full use of SOAP Notes.

Time was also spent configuring Maintenance Treatments. Kairat staff plan to make extensive use of this element of the system. Each Medical User is now able to add their individual interventions. This allows them to cohesively report on active treatments, by department and staff member.

The Kairat coaching staff received a full overview of the system’s capabilities. Including demonstrations of the Coaches Dashboard as well as the functionality for adding training and gym sessions. GPS imports and exports were also demonstrated to Sports Science staff.

The Report Hub on The Football Squad

Stephen Young and Dan Jackson also demonstrated the Reports functionality to staff. This included Medical Reports, GPS Reports and Individual Reports. Bespoke reports were also set-up for the club’s various departments. Ongoing support will be provided to Kairat F.C. remotely and The Sports Office Client Managers will visit the club again later in the year.

Kairat F.C. squads have also been set up using The Sports Office App to enhance communication between the club and player.

Alongside this, the staff users have been set up with The Manager’s App to keep key personnel connected with the latest player data.

If your club could benefit from an Athlete Management System like The Football Squad, please contact The Sports Office for more information.

The Sports Office New Medical Interface Preview

NEW: Medical Enhancements

The Sports Office latest system update offers a range of new features to assist all medical practitioners.

The new easy to use interface provides access to all injury data on one page allowing users to cross-reference medical notes.  This provides faster processes for accessing information and adding injuries, SOAP notes and other medical data.

An all-new charting feature provides access to a number of reports and injury data for an extensive player review.

These Medical Enhancements will improve the overall workflow for all medical users of any of The Sports Office Systems.

This update will be live across all systems early March 2019.

For more information on the upcoming medical enhancements, contact The Sports Office now.

The Sports Office System Updates

The latest enhancements to The Sports Office performance management systems for elite sport are now live. The new enhanced functionality provides a faster interface for coaches, scouts, administration teams and all other users.


Custom Positions:

The fixture/session planner allows users to create custom positions for players or athletes in their teams. This update allows greater flexibility for staff users to bespoke positions across the field diagram. This development compliments the new Session Planner features.

New Session Plan Features & Print Out:

Session Planner from The Sports Office to assist Coaches with fixture planning


The Sports Office has made design improvements to the Session Planner. These have been made along with additional options. Users can print out the relevant information ready for coaching assistance and fixture planning. ( ADD EVO SPORT)

Another option includes defining a default pitch when a drill diagram is not assigned to an activity.

Further information is presented in the diagram with player availability.



Auto-Population of Position & Game Time:

This enhancement enables a quicker population of game time and position played. This improvement also allows you to assign a defined club position to each selection on all formations on all squad sizes. This functionality enables the player position to auto-populate within the game time page of a fixture.


Depth Charts – New Future Squads:

The Sports Office are delighted with the significant upgrade to the displaying of future squads, offering a completely new depth chart feature. It enables Staff to view any potential gaps in future squads by creating custom depth charts. Users can overlay multiple charts for an extensive review and to also highlights current talent is within their academy structures.

These charts are available in a range of views including two single year views (horizontal/vertical),  multi-year and pitch views. These are fully exportable into PDF format and can be download to Microsoft Excel.

Football pitch view of potential future squads

Recruitment: Future Squads Depth Charts


Document Library Upload Alerts:

Alerts can now be set up to inform users of any new documents uploaded and assigned to them on the system. The email alert will provide a link for the user, allowing easy access to the assigned document.

For more information on these system updates or to arrange a webinar contact your Client Manager or The Sports Office now.

The Sports Office App, linking the club, staff and player.

The Sports Office App is LIVE in both the Google Play and App Store, ready for your club to download as an extension to The Sports Office systems. The App’s design is curated with both staff and players in mind to aid communication across the organisation.

Staff can easily contact players or parents on any matter through the instant messaging functionality. Along with uploading club documents for aided information management.

Users can also view daily or weekly schedules, with extended activities for the enhanced organisation of the club, staff and athletes.

For more information on how The Sports Office App can help your organisation, contact The Sports Office now.


The Sports Office client Atlanta United FC have been crowned MLS Champions 2018.

Atlanta – who also won the Eastern Conference – secured the title with a two-nil win against Portland Timbers. The MLS club has used The Sports Office performance management system for elite football (The Soccer Squad) for two seasons. The system supports United’s First Team and Academy and helps the organisation optimise all aspects of performance and preparation.

The Sports Office Client Manager, Carl Pomfret, works closely with Atlanta United. He said: ”We congratulate Atlanta United on their Championship victory. We are incredibly proud of the support we provide them.”

Lucy Rushton, Atlanta United’s Head of Technical Recruitment and Performance Analysis said: “ The improvement in our data management has allowed us to identify patterns and trends in our performances and coaching.”

Atlanta United FC Celebrating Major League Soccer 2018 as they are crowned champions

Photo Source: Twitter

The Sports Office systems for elite football provide a range of functions to support performance management; with extensive modules for coaching, medical, conditioning, scouting and administration.

The centralised system includes features to support all departments within a professional club. Features also include video analysis, depth charts and session planning.

The Sports Office’s Soccer Squad successfully supports senior management and players through a centralised hub. It allows for enhanced communication and athlete management through the use of The Manager’s App and The Sports Office A.P.P.

Read more about Atlanta United FC ’s experience with The Sports Office here.

The Sports Office APP is now LIVE across the Google Play and App Store

The Sports Office A.P.P. – The Athlete Performance Platform:

Over 2018 The Sports Office developers have been working hard on one of the most exciting and powerful releases to date. The Sports Office Athlete Performance Platform (A.P.P.) is our Native App, which is now LIVE in both the Google Play and App store.

The App integrates with our performance management solution and optimises all communication, sports science, medicine and administrative processes between an organisation and its players/athletes.

Improved administrative features will enhance communication across the organisation. The App brings all users, including staff and players on to a single efficient platform.

Users can access their individual or team weekly schedules through the App. They can also sync them with personal calendars (iCal or Outlook) and click-through to events to show extended details and further event attachments.

The Sports Office A.P.P. in App Store and Google Play Store

Player surveys including Wellbeing, RPE, Mental health or Physio Requests can be completed directly through the App. Staff are instantly alerted to this information.

The App offers comprehensive video playback features to engage players with performance footage. The video analytics reports allow users to monitor and track player engagement.

The reports will show total views, duration and hits on all content. Staff can assign specific videos to individuals, who can then favourite or download the content to view offline.

Instant messaging allows direct communication with players and parents/guardians. Staff can start conversations with an individual or group of users.

Players or parents/guardians can contact staff via two-way communication.

Receive push notifications and alerts on all messages to keep everyone up to date with the latest information.

The App allows staff to upload club documents to keep players or parents/guardians informed on a variety of topics including nutrition, travel and codes of conduct.

The Sports Office App is compatible with iOS and Android devices. For more information, contact us now!

UAR Argentina Rugby Union Choose The Sports Office

Buenos Aires, Argentina:

The Sports Office are excited to announce that Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) is the latest major nation to choose our performance management system for elite rugby.

The UAR will use ‘The Rugby Squad’ system throughout their structures, including the Argentina national team ‘Los Pumas’. They are 10th in the World Rugby rankings currently and compete in the Rugby Championship. The Union’s Super Rugby team, Los Jaguares, will also use ‘The Rugby Squad’ to maximise the potential of their players.

Chris Tuson Client Manager presenting to UAR staff on The Rugby Squad

Teams in Argentina’s semi-professional and amateur competitions will also benefit from the system.  High-performance rugby centres throughout the country will also be using the same platform as a centralised system.

Stuart Jones and Chris Tuson from The Sports Office Client Management team recently visited Buenos Aires to help UAR staff launch and implement the system.

Stuart Jones said: “We are delighted to welcome the UAR as a Sports Office client. Both the Argentina national team and Los Jaguares regularly compete at the highest level and we believe The Rugby Squad will provide excellent support as they strive for further success.”

Jones added: “The trip to Buenos Aires was a great success and we met with each department to help implement the system across the organisation.

“We are confident the whole of Argentinian rugby will benefit from The Rugby Squad’s many features.”

The implementation of the system within UAR structures consisted of full training days for staff in coaching, sports medicine, sports science and administration departments. Staff from the organisation’s high-performance centres also met with the Client Management team.

One element of the UAR’s use of The Rugby Squad system will be to improve scheduling. This will enable players from across a geographically large nation to attend training without timing conflicts. Improving sports medicine, sports science testing and data collection are also areas to benefit.

Los Pumas and Los Jaguares Training in Buenos Aires

Dublin, Ireland:

The Sports Office CEO, Phil Clarke and Client Managers Stephen Young and Dan Jackson recently met with Los Pumas coaching and management staff in Dublin, prior to their Autumn International against Ireland.

They met with all national team medical, coaching and performance staff including Alex Ross and Lucas Chioccarelli. The Client Managers went to ensure all Argentina player profiles were properly set up on the system. Specific injury fields and scheduling were also set up for the rest of the season.

Many elite rugby organisations throughout the world are among The Sports Office’s varied client base. These include governing bodies, teams in the SANZAR Super Rugby competition and the Australian NRL.  Also, clubs in the UK’s Rugby League Super League and now in Major League Rugby over in USA.

If your organisation needs a centralised system allowing all departments to share data and information, contact The Sports Office now.