Surveillance system helping Framlingham College's hockey team
Framlingham College has installed video technology, in a UK first, to help its hockey player’s performances and to live-stream matches.
The system, from 360 Sports Intelligence, utilises 12 cameras placed around the perimeter of the college’s artificial pitch, allowing matches and training sessions to be viewed in 360-degree high definition.
The college is the only school in the UK to have the system – something head of hockey Jamie Kingstone feels is such an asset for coaching and learning.
He said: “The benefit of seeing play on film is that the camera shows it exactly as it happened, not as players, or even the coach, remember it happening.”
Every pupil has access to the system with their own log-in and can watch their own playback via an app, while also allowing teams to review their play in real time.
For parents and supporters unable to make a match or watch the live-stream, the system automatically produces a highlights package which can be routinely screened in the Fowler Pavilion on the site and shared across the college’s platforms.
A college spokesman said: “We know that parents are frustrated when they cannot come to see their children play matches. This live-streaming gives some visibility back to parents at home or abroad.”
It is hoped the ground-breaking technology, which also includes ball tracking, will benefit the school’s pupils across other sports, including cricket and rugby.