Hibs to invest in new performance analysis software after five-figure donation from fans' forum
Hibs are to invest in new performance and wellbeing software following a generous five-figure donation from a fans’ forum.
Hibs.net revealed on Monday morning that £10,187.50 had been donated to the club over the weekend, taking the messageboard’s total contributions to the Easter Road side to nearly £120,000.
The forum makes an annual contribution to the club with last year’s figure of £7,700 going towards refurbishments at the Hibernian Training Centre in Ormiston as well as helping to improve the club's performance analysis including an upgrade to the GPS tracking system.
A statement from Hibs.net admins read: “The admin team at hibs.net are very pleased to announce that we have made a donation of £10187.50 to the club this weekend.
“Part of the money will be used to finance new performance and wellbeing software which will be used throughout the club including by the first team.
“This allows the sports science and coaching team to monitor players’ sleep quantity and quality, stress markers, recovery status and so on.
"This brings the sites total contribution to the club to almost £120,000 over the years.”
It is nearly a full calendar year since supporters were last allowed inside Easter Road and since then the club has benefited from the generosity of Hibs fans through regular donations.
As well as contributions from Hibs.net, the Hibernian Supporters Limited group has passed more than £287,000 onto the club including a record high monthly donation of £53,375 in January.
A statement from Hibs read: “As ever, thank you to the members of Hibs.net for their ongoing support.”