The National Clubs Association (NCA) and PLAYERTEK by Catapult are pleased to announce a partnership that will see the two organisations combine to introduce the technology to National League teams during the 2018/19 season.

Developed by Catapult Sports, the world’s leading developer of player tracking technologies, PLAYERTEK is an innovative GPS athlete monitoring system that helps clubs across a wide range of sports to inform crucial performance decisions with objective information.

From schools and academies to professional clubs, PLAYERTEK is used by teams at all levels of rugby to support coaching, athlete development, and injury rehabilitation. Current users include the Scottish Rugby Union academy players, Blagnac Rugby, Blue Bulls, Loughborough University, Rosslyn Park and Saracens Academy.

Monitoring everything from the speed of wingers to the impacts experienced by forwards, PLAYERTEK gives coaches and players an insight into every aspect of performance through 10 key volume and intensity metrics.

“The main thing our partnership aims to offer is that we are using this elite sporting technology to transform semi-professional environments to create a really professional feel within a clubs,” said Marketing Manager Max Ashcroft.

“It is about giving something back to the National League clubs and working with PLAYERTEK, we hope we can do that.”

“We’re really excited to partner with the NCA to promote the use of the system in National League rugby,” said Josh Hall, Business Development Manager at Catapult Sports. “The PLAYERTEK system is being used by rugby clubs at all levels to generate competitive advantage on the field and we’re looking forward to working with the NCA to showcase the benefits it can bring to National League clubs.