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SMG Technologies Partners with Touch Football Australia With Revolutionary Baseline Platform

BRISBANE, 13 AUG 2016 – SMG Technologies Ltd (SMG) is excited to officially announce the official sporting body, Touch Football Australia will use its leading Baseline software.

Baseline provides teams with the ability to maximise resources, protect athletes and enhance performance with predictive insights into sports, wellness and performance data.

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SMG Technologies Brings Professional Athlete Management to Sport Teams and Clubs with the Launch of FITeam

BRISBANE, 20 September 2016 – SMG Technologies Ltd (SMG) has today launched FITeam; a product offering grassroots teams through to clubs of all sporting codes the opportunity to tap into the technology engine used by elite professionals, but without the budget restriction.

FITeam is designed to maximise training and game day performances by facilitating communication and management between coaches, administrators, members and players. It also allows coaches and athletes to gain visibility around patterns of athlete performance, with the ultimate goal of sustaining optimal performance, protection from potential injury, and maintaining physical and mental wellbeing. The power of elite technology now available for sports and clubs of any code and any size – with finance management included for unlimited members and access to a supporting mobile app for messaging and wellness tracking, FITeam is a world first. This is not another coaching or athlete management tool. Read more

SMG Technologies Partners with Auckland City Football Club With Leading Technology Solution

BRISBANE, 2 AUG 2016 – SMG Technologies Ltd (SMG) is excited to officially announce Auckland City Football Club (Auckland City FC), have come on board to use its leading Baseline software as part of a two-year service partnership.

Baseline provides teams with the ability to maximise resources, protect athletes and enhance performance with predictive insights into sports, wellness and performance data.

According to Matt Payne, Physio at Auckland City FC, “We were looking for a technology solution to consolidate and gain insight into key athlete metrics and one that placed player welfare and performance at the heart of the system.  SMG Technologies offered the best solution in terms of centralising all team data including wellness, providing a holistic view of each player supporting staff to manage the welfare of players and get the best results from the team.”

The Baseline platform is designed to help maximise visibility around patterns of athlete performance, with the ultimate goal of keeping athletes playing at their best. It also allows coaches to tackle the demands of team management, whilst providing a predictive model to protect athletes from potential injury. From the data, Baseline delivers personalised insights into each athlete and allows behavioural trends, surveillance, triage and many other critical variables to be measured and managed.

Auckland City FC’s staff and athletes will have access to the Baseline software and will be using features including data capture, strength and conditioning, coaching, physiotherapy, internal communications, video and document library, customised reporting and the wellness app.

“We feel the insights and intelligence delivered from Baseline will really enable us to manage player performance and support us to make more intelligent decisions at a strategic level,” concluded Matt.

“We are excited to be working with Auckland City FC. Baseline’s all encompassing system uses scientifically proven methods to aggregate data and deliver personalised insights. The advantage for coaching staff being the ability to make daily interventions or when alerted in real-time, supporting athletes in maximising performance, while keeping them on the training field. We are looking forward to working closely together and enjoying a successful partnership,” said Dr Anita Sirotic, Head of Performance and Sport Science, SMG Technologies.

Further information on Baseline can be found here

How IoT can prolong athletes’ careers

Originally posted on by Peter Gutierrez on Jul 28 2016

PREDICTIVE analytics is being used to gain insights into athletes’ future performance.

The use of the Internet of Things and predictive analytics in sports is rapidly growing – and is now being used to improve the long-term wellbeing and health of professional athletes, according to a prominent industry executive.

“If you look at technology over the last five years, especially the hardware to help measure performance such as heart rate monitors or GPS trackers, it’s still very much a growth market,” said Zane Hall, CEO and founder of SMG Technologies.

“Sports franchises are looking for ways to move away from traditional methods of player performance tracking and analysis, such as Excel spreadsheets, which makes it difficult for them to look back at historical data and to take forward-looking actions,” he told IoT Hub.

Hall pointed to the growing number of ex-athletes whose post-career lives were hampered by injuries sustained during careers, and then suing their former teams for not providing the appropriate duty of care.

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New Recruit to SMG’s Internship Program

Patrick Campbell is currently a doctoral candidate at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and the latest successful recruit to join the SMG Technologies PhD Internship Program. He completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Movement Science in 2014, and attained first class Honours in 2015, with a thesis examining “The specificity of pre-professional rugby union training in preparation for competitive match-play”. Pat combines his academic credentials with experience as a strength and conditioning coach previously working in GPS Rugby Club and Goalball Queensland, and is currently working with Wheelchair Basketball Queensland.

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Tara Coleman appointed newest SMG Ambassador

IronWoman athlete Tara Coleman has recently been appointed as an SMG Technologies’ ambassador.

25 year old Tara, has been a Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IronWoman athlete for the last six years and involved in Surf Life Saving for twelve years, recently being awarded ten years long service leave due to her commitment.

Growing up in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Tara joined her first surf club at the age of twelve. She gained her Surf Rescue Certificate at age thirteen and her Bronze Medallion (BM) Certificate II in Public Aquatic Rescue at the age of fifteen. Since gaining her BM, Tara has carried out voluntary patrols for the community and has achieved 100% patrol attendance every year. This is an achievement she is incredibly proud of, along with being part of Surf Life Saving Australia’s rich history.

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