European Champions Cup winners Saracens extend performance agreement with Catapult
Saracens, recently crowned rugby union’s European Champions Cup winners for the third time in four seasons, have extended their agreement to use Catapult technology to track and improve team performance.
As reigning European champions and four-time English Premiership winners, Saracens have used Catapult solutions to support their recent successes. The extended agreement will see the club become the first Premiership rugby club to use Catapult’s new Vision video analysis platform and Vector, our latest wearable technology.
Catapult’s wearable devices contain sensors that collect a vast range of technical and physical data points, including scrums, tackles and impacts in rugby. This information is used to support coaches as they make crucial decisions around injury risk and athlete rehabilitation. Meanwhile, Vision is used to synchronise Saracens’ wearable data with video, bringing added context and insight to their analysis.
“Catapult’s world leading technology and support makes us confident that we can continue our success over the next few seasons,” said Phil Morrow, Head of Performance at Saracens. “Being the first Premiership rugby team to use Catapult’s new Vision software to integrate wearable data and video analysis is an exciting prospect. We look forward to using the integrated technologies to continue to push the boundaries of performance at Saracens over the coming seasons.”
“We are delighted to be continuing our performance agreement with Saracens,” said Sam Raven, Catapult’s UK Rugby Business Development Manager. “A rugby powerhouse and innovator in their field, I believe the club will benefit enormously from our Vision video software and new Vector devices. We are looking forward to providing Saracens with the highest levels of accuracy and efficiency, empowering their coaches to make critical decisions about performance, risk and return-to-play.”
Catapult looks forward to working with Saracens as the club continues to build a world-class performance infrastructure and compete at the very highest levels of rugby union.