BUCS is delighted to announce a partnership with Catapult, the global performance technology leader in elite sports.

The three-year partnership will focus on education and awareness of sports science within the higher education sports industry, working together to increase innovation and the adoption of technology to take athletes and teams to new heights.

Already well renowned in the sports industry, Catapult offers athlete monitoring, video analysis, and athlete management solutions to over 3,400 teams around the world, existing to unleash the potential of every athlete. Designed to optimise performance, avoid injury, and quantify return to play, Catapult’s technology is currently utilised by 30 universities in the United Kingdom, including Loughborough University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Leeds Beckett University, for both research and performance. 

As part of the collaboration with BUCS, Catapult will be attending BUCS Conference and Winter Summit as an official partner. At our upcoming Conference in July, they will be delivering an educational workshop, highlighting their existing work with universities, successes and learnings. 

Catapult will also be sponsoring the Coach of the Year Award at this year’s BUCS Awards, a highly contested and coveted Award which has previously been won by the likes of the University of Birmingham’s Head of Athletics Luke Gunn.  

Andy Gilvary, Head of Competitions and Performance at BUCS, commented on the announcement: “We are delighted to announce Catapult as a partner for the next three years. As university sport continues to be recognised as an important pathway to elite sport, the use of technology is on the rise, and Catapult can play an important part in this growth. The value that they bring to the sports performance sector is world class, and we look forward to our universities embracing this knowledge and technology and developing their offerings for years to come.”  

“We’re really looking forward to working with BUCS over the next 3 years. We’ve seen the development of BUCS competitions and the pathways that have been created for student athletes into professional sport, as well as the benefits of a data-driven approach for both coaches and athletes,” said Jacob Sherwood, Business Development Manager at Catapult Sports. “As well as the usual application of education and research, more Universities are looking to utilise our technology with their performance sports teams, with the added benefit of enabling students to undertake internal placements, gaining experience in the applied environment.”

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