FOOTBALLISM manages player training in Nigeria
The FootballISM platform is the solution chosen to manage several football academies implemented in Nigeria, in a partnership that could be extended to 10 schools in the country. The platform coordinates more than 300 athletes at Barça Academy Lagos on a daily basis. It integrates, among others, player management components, scouting, technical and logistics area.
Lisbon, November 28, 2018 - The platform FootballISM, developed by agap2IT and aimed at rethinking sports management strategies, promoting best practices and a more efficient work environment through the implementation of an original technological solution, is being implemented at Barça Academy Lagos, in Nigeria, one of several football schools that FC Barcelona has around the world. A second academy, which belongs to the Southampton FC network, starts in January 2019 also with the management of the platform. The agreement is part of an expanded project to create a total of 10 football academies in this African country.
The FootballISM platform manages the training of more than 300 players at Barça Academy Lagos, aged between 8 and 19 years old. It is managed with the experience of the La Masia school of FC Barcelona, which has launched talents such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez. At the school in Nigeria, there are three dozen professionals with extensive experience. With the launch of the Southampton academy, the future of more than 600 athletes will be managed by the platform.
The academy presents itself as a center for the development of young people and the women empowerment through the practice of football. It is the first institution of its kind in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa and provides opportunities for potential athletes in the country and on the continent to receive excellent training and improve their skills.
For Filipe Esteves, General Director of agap2IT and responsible for the FootballISM project: “The purpose underlying the implementation of FootballISM is to reinvent the way of managing football. Academies and football clubs have access to complete information in a single, customizable platform that allows the integration of all their departments. The partnership initiated in Nigeria with Barça Academy Lagos, is confirmation that FootballISM is the future of talent management in this competitive sport. The partnership now developed makes this platform an additional resource to enhance the effectiveness and reach of the sporting reality in this geography".
The solution implemented in this partnership integrates the almost complete range of features provided by the platform, including player management, youth scouting, equipment, technical, medical, logistics, recruitment, facilities and applications mobile devices of Coach and Player.
FootballISM is a technological platform that allows the maximization of human and material resources for professional football practice. Manages in detail the sporting, school, social and personal evolution of Football's main asset: the players. It is the only technological platform on the market capable of analyzing in a detailed and transversal way the scouting, recruitment, training and competition assessment, management of facilities and equipment and the medical and legal component. The platform allows unlimited quantitative and qualitative data assessment, providing club and academy officials with the best information for control and decision making.