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British & Irish Lions Go on Tour With Kitman Labs


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Kitman Labs athlete monitoring systems will be used by The British & Irish Lions to monitor the health of the 2017 squad. The Lions, who kicked off their 10-match Tour of New Zealand with an opening victory on Saturday, will rely on Kitman Labs to monitor and assess the health status of their players throughout the Tour, providing the real-time information and communication the Lions coaches need to keep athletes healthy and playing at their best.

“We focused our athlete monitoring systems for the 2017 Tour on solutions that would have the biggest impact on our performance,” said Brian Cunniffe, Sport Scientist for the British & Irish Lions. “We need to prepare and get the most out of our squad in each of our ten matches, without jeopardizing their availability. Kitman Labs’ unique solution supports this particularly since it is extremely easy for players and can be used anywhere, anytime on our busy Tour. It was a must-have component of our program.”

The Lions use Kitman Labs to collect information from players in a simple and easy way every day, even whilst traveling. Coaches get instant feedback on how the squad is coping with the unique demands of the Tour, presented in a concise and easy-to-read snapshot, whether online or on-the-go.

“These forty-one players have been hand picked to create a team with the best chance of a series win in New Zealand,” said Stephen Smith, Founder and CEO of Kitman Labs. “Kitman Labs ensures the coaches have a deep understanding of each athlete, so that as athletes respond to the stresses of games, training and travel, coaches have the real-time insights needed to make training and treatment decisions and ultimately maintain an advantage going into every game – the healthiest squad possible.”

About Kitman Labs:

Kitman Labs is the world’s leading sports science and performance analytics company. Our athlete management software platform is used by top teams and organizations across a variety of sports and military organizations to optimize athlete and service member performance, reduce injury risk, and enhance overall wellness. Kitman Labs is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Dublin and Manchester.

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