STATSports Strikes Partnership To Inspire Next Generation
STATSports have been announced as the official technical partner for grassroots initiative Rising Ballers FC, comprised of the best unsigned football talent aged 16-21.
One of the leading GPS sport tracking devices STATSports, who provide their services to the England national team and majority of Premier League clubs, will be supplying Rising Ballers FC with the Apex Coach Series, to monitor training load and matchday performance.
Rising Ballers FC provides opportunities to aspiring professionals that may not have had a chance previously in their career and the partnership with STATSports, which runs until the end of 2021 with a view to extend to 2022, will further support the team.
STATSports products will feature on Rising Ballers’ Unsigned YouTube series, detailing the team’s competitive league games and the squad’s journey to sign deals with professional clubs.
To kick off the partnership Rising Ballers FC have created a launch video, showcasing STATSports and how the products will be used in the upcoming Euros 2020.
The Rising Ballers media platform boasts one of the most engaged and most followed online communities for young footballers. Alongside a combined following of 1 million+ followers, the platform reaches 20 million people monthly and is followed by the likes of ex-England captain Rio Ferdinand, through to top young professionals such as England players Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden.
In just two seasons, the setup has had noticeable success. Alongside matches going viral across digital & TV, nine players have signed professional contracts at Premier League clubs and beyond. The biggest success, Iliman N’Diaye, recently made his Premier League debut for Sheffield United.
STATSports’ Chief Marketing Officer, Ian Forrester, said of the partnership: “We’re really excited to partner with such a successful grassroots initiative in Rising Ballers FC.
“We look forward to helping develop the top unsigned talent in the country, assisting them to achieve their goals. We believe what we are doing is at the cutting edge and can support players at all levels of the game.”
Rising Ballers FC Eni Shabani – Founder & Director, said: “Like STATSports our goal is to find new ways to help players reach the next level and this partnership will do exactly that.
“The technology will further help our young people, as it will provide us with the right support to give them a greater opportunity to succeed.”
Harry Kane, Harry Maguire, Phil Foden, Steph Houghton and Calum Chambers recently joined Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as investors in STATSports, one of the world’s leaders in GPS sports technology. Their Apex Athlete Series is available for athletes at every level from STATSports.com