Tech firm thrilled to play part in Clarets' promoion

State of the art video technology donated by Burnley firm eyevis UK has helped Sean Dyche and his Clarets team during their promotion-winning season, as well as helping to produce stars of the future.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 11:22 am
Jason Blake (front centre) pictured with Youth team players Tinashe Chakwana (front right) with Scott Wilson and James Clarke looking on, with Shawn Young, Academy Lead Performance Analyst.

The company, based in Halifax Road, Briercliffe, provides high quality video display and audio visual solutions to a range of clients and sectors across the world and is a regular matchday sponsor at Turf Moor.

It donated one of its 57-inch display screens, usually used for traffic control rooms, to help players and coaching staff with video analysis and tactical preparation at the Barnfield Training Centre, formerly known as Gawthorpe. The system has been used by the first team, who this summer secured their third promotion to the Premier League in seven seasons.

And the screen is currently being used by the club’s Academy, to analyse performances and help to shape the next generation’s stars to grace Turf Moor.

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Burnley FC Academy Manager Jason Blake said: “The support of the local community has been key to our success as a club and this generous donation, with its stunning clarity, has been of great assistance to the first team and Academy.”

eyevis UK was formed seven years ago by Burnley man Steve Murphy, a former St Theodore’s High School pupil and avid Clarets fan, who previously served a five-year technical apprenticeship with Michelin.

He said: “It has been fantastic to watch and support the team this season and we are delighted they are back in the Premier League.

“The manager is a keen believer in utilising everything at his disposal to enhance performance by that extra one or two per cent, so if we have helped in that respect in any way we are thrilled.”