Wednesday 21 August 2019

Galway firm scores deal with the USA’s basketball players association

Brian Moore, CEO of Orreco, Photo: Andrew Downes/Xposure
Brian Moore, CEO of Orreco, Photo: Andrew Downes/Xposure
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Galway-based Orreco has signed a multi-year exclusive agreement with the USA’s National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

Orreco uses scientific methods to generate customised indicators of injuries, of optimal training regimes, and of recovery strategies for elite athletes.

The company will immediately commence work as the NBPA’s official bio-analytics provider, giving expert consultancy to the athletic organisation.

The goal is to keep more players on the basketball court throughout the season by reducing the number of games lost due to illness.

Michele Roberts, executive director of the NBPA said: "We are thrilled to partner Orreco and give our players access to their knowledge and expertise in sports performance science."

"Our members go to great lengths to take care of their bodies and this partnership will provide them yet another tool to help maintain their health and perform at the highest level."

Orreco already counts NBA teams the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks, as well as English Premier League side Newcastle United and elite sports organisations such as USA Swimming, as clients.

Its female athlete consultancy team also recently worked with the United States women’s World Cup winning soccer team.

Dr Brian Moore, CEO of Orreco, said: "At Orreco, we work with some of the best athletes on the planet, deploying our cutting-edge machine learning capabilities to help answer complex performance questions."

"We are always looking for progressive, forward thinking partners and we have certainly found that with the leadership and performance team at the NBPA."

Established in 2010, Orreco has offices in Galway, Los Angeles and London.

The company has raised just over €5m from backers including angel investors in Ireland such as former Glanbia managing director John Moloney, and Arzyta CEO Kevin Toland.

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