Clubforce and STATSports team up

Rising Irish sports tech business Clubforce is now working with sports data giant STATSports to make performance analysis accessible to everyone.

Galway-headquartered but globally-focused club management system creator Clubforce has joined forces with STATSports to create a sports technology ecosystem for tomorrow.

The new system aims to make sports inclusive by making advanced performance analysis accessible to all participants.

“Both teams are on a mission to build an ecosystem for the future so the industry can bring the benefits of sports to as many people as we can worldwide”

STATSports provides an all-encompassing, unparalleled, sports science and performance analysis service within the elite sporting industry.

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Man in blue shirt beside Clubforce sign.

Clubforce CEO Warren Healy

It has advanced the application of sports science within the high-profile sporting organisations of their growing client list. Some of their Global clients include Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Brazil, South Africa Rugby, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins, Tyrone, Dublin football and Galway Hurling. In 2017, STATSports launched their revolutionary APEX device which is worn by athletes during training sessions.

Clubforce is on a mission to transform the way sports clubs are managed and is used by teams worldwide to unify their members, to take the pain from admin and to drive fundraising forward. Clubforce technology allows volunteers, parents and players alike to work together effectively, receiving the right information at the right time so everyone can participate to their very best.

The software company has been operating in Ireland since 2009 and has pioneered automation technology in this space by listening carefully to clubs and volunteers across the country and now more recently internationally. Clubforce’s mission is to make sport accessible for all while also creating joy, health and physical wellbeing amongst the community.

“We are thrilled to partner with a technology company like STATSports,” said Clubforce founder and CEO Warren Healy. “Their story is inspirational, and our global ambitions are shared. Both teams are on a mission to build an ecosystem for the future so the industry can bring the benefits of sports to as many people as we can worldwide. We’re incredibly excited at Clubforce as we know exactly what the STATSports technology can generate for our customers.”

Just last month the company entered a strategic partnership with Output Sports, to help customer clubs improve and enhance player’s performance by enabling them to monitor and track their performance. Clubforce continues to grow its technology partnership footprint and is also the official partner of the Federation of Irish Sports and Connacht Rugby.

STATSports APEX device works to collect intricate data on players physical wellbeing and performance. This data enables coaches and managers to track performance and adjust team and or player workloads to help them perform better in training and on the field. The device has already transformed the GPS player tracking device landscape in its short inception.

“Strategic partnership is important to STATSports. It’s never a case of signing on with other organisations for the sake of it,” said STATSports co-founder and CCO Sean O’Connor.

“Clubforce are another thriving Irish company in the technology space who complement our core mission in helping sports teams reach their ultimate potential. We offer these teams and their staff their time back with the best performance analysis technology platforms in the industry. Clubforce provide a similar service to their clients with their all-in-one club management platform. We’re a good match and we’re delighted to synergise with them.”

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.