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Manchester City Player Performance Hack

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MCFC hack29th – 31st July 2016


Come and hack some of the most exclusive data and insights in football, and help MCFC understand player performance in brand new ways. By opening up previously unavailable data and APIs, MCFC are inviting you to create new insight, innovation, visualisations and products.

MCFC will give access to incredibly detailed match data, featuring in-match events, player performance and detailed biometric tracking. The material sourced is cutting edge and unfiltered. Meaning you’ll have the best possible information and tools available to you. There will be an early release of the data to successful registrants a couple of weeks before the hack. Mentors and SME’s will also be available pre-event. You will also have access to behind the scenes performance analysis systems, training facilities and biometric technologies.

In return, MCFC are looking for highly skilled people who love solving problems and finding opportunities, who have curiosity, enthusiasm and drive. You might also love data, football and technology and not necessarily in that order!

Located at the City Football Academy on the Etihad Campus, the hack is completely free and there’s a cash prize fund available to the Judges to award for the best team, idea or approach. Participants may also be offered work experience/mentoring with CFG at CFG’s discretion.

Great performance food and drink will be provided throughout the weekend. You will be encouraged to stay over the weekend if you would like to and various accommodation options will be available. Food, drink and Accommodation will be provided free of charge.

Application Deadline: 10am on Monday 11th July.
It’s a very short, uncomplicated application process. If you would like to know more please contact Nikki Lees –

Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 5th July 2016.

30% of places will been reserved for students and young participants, so please also encourage your students to apply as well as yourself!

Digital innovation experts and event supplier, Play, will run a prototyping workshop for anyone new to hacks and help them pick up new skills in an incredibly dynamic environment.




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