Writhlington School has donated five iPads to the Bath and Wiltshire Schools Sports Trust, a charity that encourages young people to learn and nurture good habits through the medium of football. The Trust currently has twelve volunteers who help train over 160 children in the sport. In addition the trust also funds small bursaries for schools to help promote sports and healthy living through its clubs and lessons.
The Trust will use the iPads to record training sessions and provide immediate feedback to players using an app called Easytag. The app allows players to be able to view their own and their teammates performance and complete a match analysis exercise linked to the player’s individual target for the game.
Operations Manager Tim said:
“The iPads donated by Writhlington will allow us to add a new dimension to the way that we operate in training and matches. We are trying to give players more ownership of the programme and the iPad encourages this as players are able to reflect on their own performances and that of their teammates. As a charitable trust we do not have the finances to purchase high tech equipment so Writhlington’s gift is much appreciated.”