Cardiff City partner with Catapult to measure player performance through wearable technology

Cardiff City FC are the latest team to partner with Catapult, the world-leader in elite sports performance analytics. The Bluebirds will be using Catapult’s seventh-generation wearable technology, Vector, to track and improve team performance.

The three year deal, running to 2022, involves Cardiff City utilising Catapult’s award-winning technology. The first team will use Vector S7 devices with the first team, while the academy will be using 40 Vector X7 devices.

The Vector S7 is sport’s most advanced wearable athlete monitoring product, delivering leading in-stadium performance, enhanced live data analysis, and integrated heart rate monitoring. This information is then used to help coaches inform critical decisions around performance, injury risk and return to play.

Carl Serrant, Cardiff City’s Head of Fitness & Conditioning, is excited at the prospect of working with Catapult: “The S7 and X7 devices represent a new benchmark in athlete monitoring. We will be tracking player performance with the highest level of accuracy and support, taking our sports science and player analysis to new heights over the next three seasons.”

Joint Head of Fitness & Conditioning, Lee Southernwood, agrees: “The use of athlete monitoring systems is widespread in elite football and we look forward to using Catapult technology to optimally prepare players for competition.”

Curt Taylor, Director of UK & Ireland Sales at Catapult, says: “We are delighted that Cardiff City have chosen to work closely with Catapult for at least the next three seasons and are proud to add them to our growing list of clients in the EFL Championship which now stands at 16 of 24.

“Cardiff City joining Catapult speaks volumes on the level of support we are able to give and is a testament to the quality of our product. I look forward to working with Carl, Lee and their team as they aim for promotion back to the Premier League this season.”

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