British Judo signs up to Vanquish online performance platform
Sunday, 05 December 2010
The online system helps Olympic athletes, performance staff, coaches and management coordinate training and performance programmes, share knowledge and work more efficiently.
The platform, developed by the Into Sport Group, has already been successfully utilised by England Netball, with a further five Olympic disciplines set to be announced early in 2011.
Vanquish will be provided to British Judo as a fully secure, hosted and supported software service, accessible through a regular internet browser.
It improves communication and knowledge sharing, from planning and recording detailed athlete training programmes to management of injury data and even delivery coach education videos and resources.
It also ensures that key staff have access to essential updates and information quickly and securely, providing tailor-made reports based on performance and training data.
Commenting on the three-year partnership, Margaret Hicks, performance director of British Judo, said: "Our mission is to produce world class athletes that are ready to perform at the highest level and win medals.
"In the build up to London 2012 our athletes and support teams will travel frequently, and often train in different locations around the country.
"Keeping the team in close communication and tracking training and performance activity is vital, no matter where they are.
"Vanquish provides us with the tools to plan, track, manage and analyse our performance teams and keep them working together at all times.
"As a world class organisation we need to work with world class partners – we are confident that Into Sport Group is a partner that can contribute towards British Judo's future success."
Into Sport Group's managing director Colin Miles said: "We are delighted to be working with British Judo in the build-up to London 2012 and beyond.
"Vanquish will provide the communication and information sharing hub that the organisation needs to support their athletes and staff no matter where they are training or competing across the globe.
"We look forward to working closely with British Judo to maximise the benefits Vanquish can bring in their pursuit of future medals and success."
November 2010: New online athlete performance software launched