Today, the London City Lionesses, a fully professional women’s team who competes in FA Women’s Championship, has partnered with Catapult, the global performance technology leader in elite sports.
The partnership runs for the next two seasons: 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 and will enable the Lionesses to further enhance their performance environment with Catapult’s latest athlete monitoring solutions, Catapult Vector.
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Catapult X London City Lionesses: About the new partnership
Catapult Vector is the leading athlete monitoring system for elite sports, and delivers live algorithms, communications, and enhanced performance insights and functionality to sports scientists and athletes.
The inertial sensors inside Vector devices will give the London City Lionesses the capability of delivering detailed football-specific analytics that helps optimise athlete performance, mitigate the risks of injury, and inform return-to-play protocols.
Lizzie Fluke, Head of Performance, London City Lionesses said: “This new partnership will improve and enhance our fully integrated football departments, and overall football delivery. As we formally join other high-quality teams and leagues such as the German National Squads, and the continued growth in the Bundesliga, to ensure our team continues to evolve and move forward.”
“We strive every day to unleash the potential of every athlete and team, and we’re proud to partner with yet another powerful women’s team, the London City Lionesses, to fulfil that ambition,” says Will Lopes, CEO of Catapult.
“We’re looking forward to partnering with the Lionesses to unlock what even the best coaches in the world cannot see from the sidelines. This technology will empower the Lionesses with data and insights to perform at their best.”
Lionesses Unleashing Potential with Catapult
“This excellent partnership with Catapult drives our skilful use of data on and off the field, to inform best practice and positively impact performance. Our Live Vector System means we can be agile and move with evolving scenarios and needs with precision.
“We can see and understand match demands, individualise our training to meet and exceed player output, keep our players fit and healthy, reduce injury, provide top class rehabilitation, all to support our overall performance.”
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Catapult works with the most elite teams across the world
This partnership is both timely and progressive since the UEFA Women’s Euros start today (July 6th) and now Catapult can add another leading women’s team as a customer.
The London City Lionesses join an elite group of teams using Catapult. Currently, the German National Team (DFB), Swedish National Team, the Canadian National Team, and many more are partnered with Catapult.
The implementation of Catapult technology at women’s professional football teams around the world means that more and more female athletes are benefiting from a performance infrastructure that helps optimise performance, reduce injury risk, and improve the communication of data-driven insights and athlete information.
This partnership with the London City Lionesses extends Catapult’s association with women’s professional teams. Last year, Catapult saw the leading women’s national team Canada win Gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Interestingly … if Catapult were a country, we would place 11th in the overall medal table among the 86 competing nations.
“We started using wearable technology in 2012 because we had and have some very progressive coaches in the team,” said Head of Physical Performance, Dr. Cesar Meylan, Canada Women’s National Team.
“Our coaches were really keen to know the factors that affect physical performance and, at the time, wearable technology was fairly new in North America. But we wanted to be one of the first to use Catapult to drive our insights.”
Watch the video below to discover how Canada Soccer empowers their team with data:
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By adopting wearable technology, the Canadian Women’s team has been able to align their performance teams with one common language – data.
“The sports scientists and the data they use really brought things alive. I think that’s the collaboration the team has learned the most from. We’re now at a stage where we can translate what we see in the data and effectively present ideas to our coaches’ designs and tactics,” explained Meylan.