Wallabies Head Performance Analyst @ Rugby Australia
Cathal has six years experience at Rugby Australia, beginning in data analysis before taking an opportunity to work with the Qantas Wallabies at the beginning of the 2014 season. Since then he has spent four seasons working directly with the coaching team as head performance analyst, and is responsible for game analysis, the team’s technology footprint and building Rugby AU’s analytics program. By acting as a conduit between the coaches and analytics professionals, he ensures requirements are translated to the analysts and in turn, results are delivered in a concise, visual manner to engage the decision makers.
Prior to joining Rugby AU, he accumulated eight years experience working in technology across multiple industries including telecommunications, medical devices and microprocessors.
His passion is in utilising technology and data to improve efficiencies by providing timely, actionable information to coaches and players in order to improve team and individual performance.