Grimsby Town FC faces a constant battle for promotion and with the margin for success in the football league being whisper thin, improving training facilities using the latest satellite broadband technology has helped to give the team a real advantage.
Grimsby Town Football Club is an English football club based in the seaside town of Cleethorpes, in North East Lincolnshire, England. With the football club's training facilities being situated some 8 miles outside of the town, internet connectivity has been a real problem and the coaches and staff were, until recently, relying on older satellite technology which whilst connecting them to broadband didn't have the power to run all of the training applications they required.
Advances in sport science also means that the team is using a professional applications to monitor and collate player performance on the field. A range of video clips, in-depth data, full-pitch animation and multi-layered graphics now give coaching staff an insight into performance and an interactive platform to present those findings to players. To deliver this information at the training ground extra fast internet was a necessity.
"The upgrade to a faster satellite broadband connection has enabled the team to do lots of new things and they are really pleased with the service which has been a real improvement at our ground and for the training program "said Steve Wraith, Grimsby Town Accounts Manager.
More focused, higher power beams, now enable end users like Grimbsy Town FC, to receive download speeds of 20Mbps and upload data at 2Mbps. This improvement means that satellite broadband significantly exceeds the performance of average terrestrial broadband services in many countries – particularly in rural and suburban areas.