The Football Association of Finland implements the new Wisesport sports analytics platform. Wisesport makes it possible to produce sports statistics in real time during both matches and training.
Wisesport’s fully automated real-time sports analytics platform produces data that has not been available before. This will take player development and game analysis of Finnish football to a new level.
The Wisesport system utilizes Quuppa’s technology for real-time tracking of the ball and players. The ball and players are equipped with small positioning tags. Locators around the football field track the coordinates of the tags.
“We can use Wisesport’s real-time data for a full analysis of players’ and teams’ tactical, technical, and physical performance aspects. These aspects are crucial in coordinating our national football team as well as the overall player development in Finland,” says Ville-Pekka Inkilä, Head of Research and Development in the Football Association of Finland.
On a wider scale, the Wisesport platform enables various advanced digital services. Ice hockey has already taken a step toward new digital services. The Wisehockey system has been used in ice hockey for a few years. The system has under its belt more than 1500 games a year in dozens of arenas including all Finnish Hockey League’s and the KHL’s games. Since groundwork has been done thoroughly in ice hockey, Wisesport could start adapting the analytics system for the new sport’s needs without delay.
”The analytics and automated system control in ice hockey have proved to be extremely reliable and robust. From the start, we could turn our attention to the special aspects of football. Collaboration with the Football Association of Finland and the Eerikkilä Training Centre brings world-class football expertise into our product development. We can concentrate on the essential and together build a sustainable basis for analytics,” Wisehockey’s Head of Sales Miska Kuusisto adds.
The Wisesport platform has now been installed to the Eerikkilä Training Centre, the main training centre of the Football Association of Finland, and its development continues. The latest expertise of the Football Association and the Eerikkilä Training Centre will play a role in the development process.
Miska Kuusisto, Head of Sales, +358 50 480 3658, [email protected]
Mika Hulkki, Head of Product Management, +358 50 086 6267, [email protected]
Wisesport in short
The Wisesport system is a fully automated real-time sports analytics platform that gathers and analyses game data and presents it to users in a graphic and easy-to-use format. Wisesport is a trademark of the company Wisehockey Ltd.