IRFU Analytica 2020 – Global Sports Analytics Webinar
May 19, 2020 / 12:54 pm / Site Editor
This year the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) Analytics Department are opening up their Performance Analytics conference to the world via the IRFU Analytica 2020 Webinar. This conference is in aid of Pieta House – the mental health charity.
The conference will see 10 panels with over 30 panellists streamed live over two days on Thursday, May 21, and Thursday, May 28, from 12-4pm (GMT).
The panellists come from a variety of backgrounds, countries and sports giving people access to the best minds working in analytics in the areas of performance, coaching and data science.
The aim of the conference is to broaden the knowledge of how sporting performances are prepared for, analysed in real time, and reviewed, and the role of analytics within each facet.
Confirmed panellists include Andy Farrell (Ireland Head Coach), Paul Brand (Manchester United), David Sumpter (Professor of Applied Mathematics and Author), Colin Byrne (Pro Caddy), Rhodri Bown (WRU), Meghan Chayka (CEO Stathletes), Amber Luzar (GB Hockey), Mike Hughes (Insight Analysis), Kate Burke (RFU), Murray Kinsella (The42.ie), Tom Savage (ThreeRedKings), Jonny Cooper (Dublin GAA), and Johnny Sexton (Leinster and Ireland captain)
Registration capacity is limited and at a cost of €30 per person. All proceeds raised from this conference will be donated to Pieta House. Registration open now at https://bit.ly/IRFUAnalytica2020
IRFU Head of Analytics, Vinny Hammond, said
“We have wanted to do something like this for a while, and with so many people working in new ways there is no better time. The conference will appeal to players, analysts, coaches and administrators from both professional and amateur sporting organisations, not just rugby. I’m really excited about the panellists we have lined up, with the first edition reflecting a diverse mix of coaches, players, professors, analysts and CEOs.
We’ve structured the panels in a moderated format with a Q and A at the end of each. Partnering with such a great charity is an integral part of this event, with this year 100% of the registration fee going directly to our nominated charity, Pieta House. I’m looking forward to seeing people dial in from all over the world.”