Complete our survey on injuries in football!

The use of electronic devices to track player performance is growing. In football, the use of wearable EPTS (Electronic Performance Tracking Systems) was approved (in principle) in 2015. More recently, a proposal to define a global standard for these devices was approved; FIFA are undertaking work to develop this standard. The EPTS standard will include minimum […]

CSER PhD Opportunities

It’s the new year and we have some great opportunities for PhD study at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research. Vice-Chancellor Scholarship Sheffield Hallam University’s Vice-Chancellor scholarship program is a competitive process which will award the best students with a bursary which covers tuition fees and living costs. The University has a large number of […]

Unconventional aero. How did he go so fast?

Like Chris Froome in an unconventional riding position, the Summer seems to have flown by (I’m an engineer, similes do not come easily). Thankfully there’s been a bumper crop of sporting spectacles to sate our appetites. In this post I’d like to focus on a pet topic of mine, cycling aerodynamics. Right at the start […]

Graphing Athletics: The Pole Vault

The modern pole vault (i.e. that which we see in the Olympics) is a competition based on vertical height. Competitors use a pole (between 3 to 5 metres long) to clear a bar set at a specified height. The competitor that is able to clear the greatest height is the winner. Historically, pole vaulting was used to […]

Graphing Athletics: The 100 metre sprint

For many, the 100 metre sprint is the must-see event of track athletics. Although everything is over in less than 10 seconds, the raw speed of the athletes captivates billions. To see just how fast Usain Bolt is, see our blog article on the subject. Perhaps its the primal simplicity of the event which draws the […]