Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ Youth Academy has this week launched of a revolutionary player information app, thought to be the first of its kind in sport.
The app is designed to provide a platform that allows scholarship and academy players at the club to access vital information which enables them to enhance their progression as professional rugby league players.
Each player will have access to their own private file within the app, in which individual plans for their development are stored ready to access whenever they want, something the club’s Head of Youth Development Richard Kelly is delighted with.
“By providing the information via smartphones and tablet devices we allow our players access to the myriad of information they need via a device they are all familiar with,” he said.
“Wherever the players are they can access schedules, contacts, maps and videos of full matches, as well as individual clips of their own games.
“The app helps them to organise themselves around their training and playing schedules, as well as being a communications portal.”
With several products of the club’s academy currently establishing themselves as first team regulars, including Tom Johnstone and Max Jowitt, it is hoped the introduction of the app will help ensure the current success of the academy continues to grow.