St Albans School enhances its reputation for sporting excellence with the appointment of Kyran Bracken MBE and its partnership with Hudl technology

k-bracken-copyRugby union player Kyran Bracken MBE joins St Albans School as Elite Sport Development Manager and 1st XV Head Coach as the School adopts Hudl sports software to provide cutting edge analysis

St Albans School is bringing world class rugby expertise and technology to its pupils, with the appointment of Kyran Bracken MBE as Elite Sport Development Manager and 1st XV Head Coach and its partnership with Hudl, the leading sports analysis software.

As former captain of Saracens, a member of the winning England World Cup team and a tourist with the British Lions, Bracken will bring an exceptional sporting pedigree to the School. Pupils will benefit from his rugby and sporting knowledge, across technique, performance and approach to rugby and other sports, complementing the international playing and coaching experience already on the School’s staff including Martin Langston (Head of Hockey and Director of Sport), Mark Ilott (Head of Cricket) and George Harrison MBE (Athletics Coach).

Kyran Bracken commented: “I am excited to be joining St Albans School as Elite Sport Development Manager and 1st XV Head Coach. This is the first time I have partnered with a school and St Albans School has built a strong reputation for sporting and rugby excellence. I am looking forward to providing support, guidance and mentoring to the next generations of talented sports players coming through the School.”

Additionally, St Albans School has partnered with Hudl, the leading video analysis tool that is revolutionising the way that both coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. The School’s partnership with Hudl will enable coaches and pupils to take footage filmed during training and matches and using Hudl’s software, share and review performance and techniques. Pupils will be able to curate clips of their performance and create mini showreels and coaches will have a new resource to address strategy and tactics.

Matt Cook, Head of Business Development & Partnerships, Hudl, added: “Hudl is delighted to partner with St Albans School. The benefits that Hudl’s sport and match analysis can deliver through its unrivalled technology will significantly enhance the School’s ability to analyse effectively its pupils’ techniques and tactics.”

Jonathan Gillespie, Headmaster of St Albans School, commented: “Bringing together one of the most successful rugby players in the country with the latest sports technology is an exciting and unique opportunity for St Albans School. Kyran’s rugby pedigree and knowledge will be invaluable to the School and pupils and will offer an unparalleled level of insight to our students. This, combined with Hudl’s industry-leading technology, will undoubtedly augment our coaches’ ability to understand and improve pupils’ technique and performance.”

For more information about sport at St Albans School, please visit http://www.st-albans.herts.sch.uk/sports

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