SMG Technologies Partners with Auckland City Football Club With Leading Technology Solution

BRISBANE, 2 AUG 2016 – SMG Technologies Ltd (SMG) is excited to officially announce Auckland City Football Club (Auckland City FC), have come on board to use its leading Baseline software as part of a two-year service partnership.

Baseline provides teams with the ability to maximise resources, protect athletes and enhance performance with predictive insights into sports, wellness and performance data.

According to Matt Payne, Physio at Auckland City FC, “We were looking for a technology solution to consolidate and gain insight into key athlete metrics and one that placed player welfare and performance at the heart of the system.  SMG Technologies offered the best solution in terms of centralising all team data including wellness, providing a holistic view of each player supporting staff to manage the welfare of players and get the best results from the team.”

The Baseline platform is designed to help maximise visibility around patterns of athlete performance, with the ultimate goal of keeping athletes playing at their best. It also allows coaches to tackle the demands of team management, whilst providing a predictive model to protect athletes from potential injury. From the data, Baseline delivers personalised insights into each athlete and allows behavioural trends, surveillance, triage and many other critical variables to be measured and managed.

Auckland City FC’s staff and athletes will have access to the Baseline software and will be using features including data capture, strength and conditioning, coaching, physiotherapy, internal communications, video and document library, customised reporting and the wellness app.

“We feel the insights and intelligence delivered from Baseline will really enable us to manage player performance and support us to make more intelligent decisions at a strategic level,” concluded Matt.

“We are excited to be working with Auckland City FC. Baseline’s all encompassing system uses scientifically proven methods to aggregate data and deliver personalised insights. The advantage for coaching staff being the ability to make daily interventions or when alerted in real-time, supporting athletes in maximising performance, while keeping them on the training field. We are looking forward to working closely together and enjoying a successful partnership,” said Dr Anita Sirotic, Head of Performance and Sport Science, SMG Technologies.

Further information on Baseline can be found here