Reading WFC has signed an agreement with StatsBomb to use its market-leading data and analytics.
The agreement will see the WSL side capitalise on StatsBomb's offer of free access to its IQ platform for teams competing in the top women's leagues. The StatsBomb IQ access will enable Reading WFC to visualise and analyse patterns in its opponents' play and identify suitable players for its scouting and recruitment teams via IQ Scout.
The versatile nature of StatsBomb IQ will also allow the club to customise the fundamental platform features, such as the Similar Player Search Tool, to match the club's short and long-term strategies for talent identification and future player recruitment.
Speaking about the announcement, Alex Taylor, Sales Executive, StatsBomb, said:
"At StatsBomb, we have been providing women's teams from around the world (including the WSL) with free access to our analytics platform for their league. We have seen more and more women's teams sign up year after year, highlighting the continued progress and development in the women's game.
As part of this, we are delighted to continue our partnership with Reading WFC, where our data will help them with their day-to-day analysis processes."
Alex Bramley, Women's 1st First Team Performance Analyst, Reading WFC, added:
"I am delighted to be renewing our partnership with StatsBomb. StatsBomb is an integral part of our analytical processes enabling us to recognise opposition trends and patterns through the use of IQ Tactics as well as identifying potential targets through IQ Scout.
Our match preparation is heavily focused on using tools such as the Pass Networks, Pressure Maps and Shot Maps, allowing us to create game plans using this information."