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Year 9 Visit to Old Trafford

Students were given an insight on how mathematics are applied in real-life scenarios, through the use of analytic data, statistics and how it helps with player management within a sports environment.

On Wednesday this week 44 year 9 pupils attended a maths trip to Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, with a view to gain an understanding of how maths is applied in a real-life situation. After a long journey, the day began with a visit to the Manchester United museum, followed by a tour of the stadium, where pupils gained access to the first team dressing room, sat in the dugout, as well as the press conference room. After lunch, the educational session focused on data analysis. This demonstrated to pupils how important the use of statistics and data is to many aspects of a football club, including player performance, strength & conditioning, training, injuries, and player recruitment. All involved had a great day and gained a greater understanding of the use of data in sport.