Catapult and FAW join forces to optimise performance of Wales national team squads

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Catapult, the world leader in sports performance technology, has agreed a deal with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) that will see Catapult’s athlete monitoring systems used by the Wales senior men’s national team, as well as the U21, U19 and U17 age group squads.

Providing the FAW with cutting-edge technology and dedicated support, Catapult will work closely with the Wales national squads to ensure that they are maximising the benefits of athlete monitoring systems and optimising performance during the UEFA Nations League and the qualifying stages for Euro 2020.

The senior and U21 teams will use Catapult’s S5 and G5 devices to optimise performance and reduce injury risk among outfield players and goalkeepers, while the U19 and U17 teams will be using PLAYERTEK by Catapult technology to access key technical and physical insights.

In addition to wearable technologies, the FAW will be implementing the AMS by Catapult system to review and share performance, medical and wellness data internally from a centralised software platform.

Tony Strudwick, Head of Performance at the FAW, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Catapult as we continue to improve the way we monitor and manage the performance of our players across the age groups. Catapult are continually innovating in the field of sports science and their technology will be a key part of the way we review performance and ensure that our players are fully prepared for the demands of international football.”

Curt Taylor, Catapult’s Director of Sales for UK & Ireland, said: “Welsh football has gone from strength to strength in recent years and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with the FAW as they continue to build a world-class performance infrastructure. With Euro 2020 on the horizon, this is an exciting time to be involved in Welsh football and we’re looking forward to helping the FAW to implement our industry-leading technology.”

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