Posted on Monday 17 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Statsports founders Alan Clarke, left, and Sean O'Connor, right, are pictured with Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI and Secretary of State Karen Bradley

Newry firm STATSports is creating around 237 jobs as part of its ongoing growth plans.

The company produces GPS data monitoring, which is already used by some of the world’s biggest football teams – including Manchester United, Liverpool and Juventus.

The firm says it is making multi-million pound investment in R&D and staff training, alongside support from Invest NI.

Invest NI has offered STATSports almost £4m towards its investments in job creation, R&D and staff training.

The new jobs include a range of roles in HR, sports science and sales.

Alan Clarke, chief executive and co-founder of STATSports said: “This is a hugely exciting time for us at STATSports as we embark on the next stage of our journey.

“We have already established our performance monitoring technology with some of the biggest and best known sporting organisations in the world and this investment will allow us to expand our reach even further in both the elite and everyday field sports sector.”

Earlier this year, it signed a deal with the US Soccer Federation. It means four million players will end up using its APEX monitoring devices.

“I would like to thank Invest NI for its invaluable support in helping propel our business to the next stage of its development,” he said.

“Its willingness to understand the company and align support with our plans has been crucial to our growth and will enable us to expand the business here in Newry.”

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