Global leaders in sports GPS performance tracking, STATSports partner with the Blues.
The Blues squad will begin work with the revolutionary STATSports technology immediately. The high-resolution units measure physical metrics including distance, speed, acceleration, deceleration, high-speed running, load, and heart rate in training and game day.
And, vitally, will allow the club’s fitness department to carefully manage players’ workloads, and injury rehabilitation programmes.
The Blues – three times Super Rugby champions – are coached by recently appointed Leon MacDonald, and their playing roster includes six current All Blacks and six current Maori All Blacks’ players.
“We are delighted to be in partnership with STATSports who are world leaders in GPS technology and training load management. Our aspirations are to be the best so working with the best is a vital step in achieving this goal“, says Phil Healey, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Blues.
Richard Byrne, STATSports’ Head of Business Development, was delighted with the partnership.
“We have a reputation for working with the very best rugby brands around the world, and they don’t come much bigger than the Blues. STATSports will provide Phil and his staff with our Apex Pro Series, the world’s most advanced player tracking system, to provide them with in-depth insights into each player’s performance in training and on match day.
“It is an exciting partnership and we look forward to playing our part in helping the team to further on-field successes in the near future,” Byrne concluded.