Posted on January 29, 2019 by staff

World Cup-winning tech for champions France


World Cup champions France have signed a deal with wearable technology firm Catapult.

The men’s team used Catapult’s athlete-tracking technology before and during the 2018 World Cup win in Russia.

The French Football Federation has now extended that agreement and will be supplied with more than 100 athlete monitoring devices as part of a multi-year partnership.

The devices will be worn by the men’s and women’s senior football teams as well as the ‘B’ teams and development squads based at the national training centre in Clairefontaine.

“We are delighted to be able to work with Catapult as a member of the FFF Performance Centre,” said Pauline Gamerre, director of business development at the FFF.

“Catapult’s experience and the effectiveness of their solutions make them a leader in their field and we are looking forward to working together to put the best technologies and cutting-edge sports science at the heart of the Performance Centre.”

Catapult provides an analytics platform and video data tools alongside its wearable vests and devices.

Joe Powell, CEO of Catapult, said: “We’re very excited to be working with the FFF and look forward to supporting their sports science and performance initiatives over the coming years.”

Catapult provides wearable technology to more than 1,800 sports teams across 80 countries.