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Football Analytics: Improving The Chances Of Player Development Within The English Premier League

The presentation will look at how successful collection and interpretation of data within Premier League academies aims to improve the chances of producing future talent.

James Bunce
Head of Sport Science

James joined the Premier League as Head of Sport Science 12 months ago, having previously spent 8 years as head of athletic development at Southampton FC.  Since beginning the role James has designed, developed and delivered 3 national projects in collaboration with 29 clubs from the Premier League and Category 1 academies.  The 3 inter-linked projects include Growth and Maturation, Injury Surveillance and Physical Testing where data has been collected from over 5000 players within the clubs.  The aim of the projects is to allow the club community to work with world leading researchers to help inform practices to allow the development of world class football players.

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