Everton FC Sign Kitman Labs Partnership

August 27, 2014

Premier League team Everton FC have announced a partnership sports science software company, Kitman Labs. 

As part of the deal, Everton will use their Profiler system, an athlete management platform with an emphasis on injury prevention.

Danny Donachie, Head of Medical at Everton FC, commented: “Most players will generally embrace anything that they feel will improve their performance. Education is key, as their understanding of the benefits of screening is paramount. At our club, the culture quickly changed and now the daily screening tests are seamlessly integrated into the daily schedule. This compliance is underpinned by our initial education and the consistency of testing. Education of the staff is also of great importance as they often offer key messages and support to the players.”

This contract represents the first major signing of an English Premier League club for Kitman’s Profiler System, which enjoyed its first birthday earlier in the summer.

Commenting on the deal, Kitman’s Chief Executive, Iarfhlaith Kelly is optimistic about the validation this gives the company’s technology in English soccer:

“With Everton coming on board, it shows that this technology can work just as well in soccer as it has in rugby. We’re thrilled to see such a forward thinking and progressive club like Everton embrace our athlete management platform, especially given its emphasis on validated sports science research.

“We have worked very closely with Everton, and their back-office staff to understand their injury profile and through a combination of validated research studies and anecdotal evidence within the club, we have built up a battery of screening tests which are directly related to the club’s highest known injury risks, helping to get the most out of the time the players spend screening.”

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