Premier League Powerhouse, Aston Villa, to use Kairos for Internal Communication, Scheduling and Planning.
It can be daunting for operations staff to consider, never mind implement new technologies. The pressure on the decision maker increases when the environment is an elite sports organisation, with so much at stake. Operations staff have to consider how the software might be received and embedded into an organisation that different platforms and software both old and new, already exist in – and that’s not to mention the stakeholders involved: players, coaches, and performance based staff.
Premier League powerhouse, Aston Villa, were no different in their quest for efficiency with team operations as they looked to streamline internal communication processes on one central platform that came equipped with team administrative and management capabilities. Resultantly, they joined Kairos – the market leaders within English Football, a platform solely focused on providing a solution to team communications and operations.
Matt Bennett, Team Operations Manager, commented, “We’re delighted to kick-start our journey with Kairos. From the earlier days of our relationship we were impressed with how well they understood our needs and without relying on fancy sales jargon were able to jump straight in and show us the platform and what it could do. As you can imagine our standards are very high and we cannot compromise on a solution such as this. We looked extensively at what was out there and went with the best solution there was.
Gareth Quinn, COO at Kairos commented, “When we first engaged with the Men’s Team at Aston Villa FC and Team Operations Manager, Matt Bennett, it was clear the club was already conducting its internal communications and operations efficiently. They already had well embedded systems and processes that were being used daily to successfully communicate all the moving parts of the organisation to the team, staff and directly to players so that everyone had the information they needed to perform their role effectively.
Having completed their own extensive research, exploring and testing what solutions were available, Kairos was given the opportunity to let them experience the impact our platform could have. The level of due diligence exercised by Matt as a highly experienced operations staff member and leader in the operations sphere was excellent. Through questioning our platform, on-boarding processes and the extent to which the platform would be effective and conducive to the Men’s Team players and staff, Matt distilled the versatility and simplicity of the platform.
It’s been a pleasure to work with Matt and his team. With Kairos now fully implemented in the Men’s Team, we are delighted to share that it is already having an impact in the everyday for operations staff, coaches and players.”
Our Commercial Director, Conor Branson added, ‘We are thrilled to be working with Aston Villa. They are already a highly successful football club, and we are delighted they have chosen Kairos to help the first team operate throughout their journey in the Premier League.’
We look forward to watching Aston Villa’s journey on the field and on the platform and hope that overall, the staff at AVFC note the ease and efficiency with which they can now operate.