NGO and charity committed to reducing injury in sport

British Judo and Podium Analytics announce a partnership to enhance athlete welfare

  • 18th December 2023 – Podium Analytics, the charity committed to reducing injury in sport has today announced a partnership with British Judo, the National Governing Body for Judo in the United Kingdom. The collaboration marks a significant milestone in the development of athlete welfare within the sport of judo, with the agreement that all British Judo clubs will endorse and integrate the use of Podium’s free injury and participation management app, SportSmart.

    SportSmart will help British Judo revolutionise its approach to athlete welfare, providing comprehensive insights and analysis to support the physical and mental wellbeing of judo participants, whilst managing injury at all levels.

    The SportSmart tool enables any coach to monitor and manage the wellbeing of each participant, from grassroots to elite level, ensuring a holistic approach to athlete development. By leveraging data-driven insights, British Judo aims to optimise training programs, prevent injuries, and enhance the overall performance of its athletes.

    Andrew Scoular, CEO of British Judo commented on the partnership, stating: "We are thrilled to join forces with Podium Analytics and SportSmart. This collaboration will enable us to track and gather vital data to better understand the needs of our judo community when managing an injury, ensuring their wellbeing remains at the forefront of our efforts.

    “We believe that the integration of the SportSmart app will be a game changer for our sport. It will provide us with invaluable information to assess and address the specific needs of our athletes, allowing us to create a nurturing and supportive environment for their growth and success."

    Andy Hunt, CEO of Podium Analytics added: “It is great news to add British Judo to our latest group of NGB’s using SportSmart. This is the start of what will be a great relationship, where we can offer real insight to British Judo – the SportSmart platform will empower them to make informed decisions based on real-time data, ultimately improving participants’ wellbeing.

    “This partnership signifies a shared commitment to innovation and athlete welfare within the sport of judo.”

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    About Podium Analytics

    Podium Analytics is an NGO, registered as a charity (England, Wales and Scotland) with a vision to create a world with more sport and less injury. Founded by Ron Dennis CBE, its mission is to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of sports injury, with a focus on youth and grassroots sport. Podium’s team is made up of hand-picked specialists with proven expertise in business, academia, science, technology and sport, who share in a sense of responsibility for shaping a safer legacy for sport.

    SportSmart is the free schools and clubs programme from Podium Analytics, which has been has been developed to support the on-the-ground needs of PE teachers and sports coaches. The programme includes tools, educational information and insights to prevent, monitor and manage injury – all while driving greater understanding of grassroots sport and trialling new protocols in the real world.

    About British Judo

    British Judo is the national governing body for the sport of judo in the United Kingdom. With a mission to develop and promote judo at all levels, British Judo is committed to nurturing talent, facilitating participation, and ensuring the well-being of its athletes.