The organisation's team of Football Analysts will utilise UA92’s Digital Academy facilities during the summer tournament
“We are delighted to welcome FIFA to UA92 this summer, and support them with our facilities as they produce the world’s most advanced data set in football."
UA92 (University Academy 92) will welcome a team of analysts from FIFA to its Old Trafford campus in Manchester this month for the duration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
The campus will play home to 55 members of the organisation’s Data Collection Unit, who will be based at UA92’s state-of-the-art Digital Academy throughout the tournament.
A key part of FIFA’s Football Performance Insights team, the data analysts will be supporting the tournament through the collection of football intelligence metrics, collecting data for each individual player in the tournament. The data collected by the team at UA92 will power post-match reports for teams, global broadcast partners and fans, providing a greater level of football knowledge to the public.
Gareth Smith, Executive Director of Student Life and Strategy at UA92, said,
“We are delighted to welcome FIFA to UA92 this summer, and support them with our facilities as they produce the world’s most advanced data set in football. We hope to continue to work with them beyond the tournament.
“There’s no doubt that the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be a spectacular event, and we wish the Lionesses the very best for the tournament.”
Tom Gardner, Lead of Football Performance Insights at FIFA, said,
“We’re really excited about providing the world with such detailed information on every match during FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. This is the first time delivering this level of information for a senior Women’s Tournament, and we are really looking forward to the impact this can make.”
The attendance of FIFA on campus is testament to the exceptional quality of the higher education institution’s Digital Academy, situated on the second floor of its Old Trafford campus. Launched in September last year, the multi-million pound department offers a robotics lab, a fully immersive 360-degree Igloo learning space, and AR capabilities across classrooms and digital media labs.