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Meet our world-class experts.
Sam Robertson
Creating AFL dreams with world-class performance research.
 

Sam Robertson

My name is Sam Robertson. I'm a sport scientist specialising in analytics working at the Western Bulldogs.
Partnering with key senior Bulldogs staff, I oversee the performance research undertaken at the club. This research covers the spectrum of team sport performance, ranging from strength conditioning and player tracking to list management and tactical analysis.
Machine learning plays a large role in the work we do by helping to assign relative importance to the screeds of data that is generated from training and matches.
In AFL matches that could mean analysing the movements of players in a match simulating outcomes had they acted differently.
This might also identify optimal patterns of ball movement in match play or assess injury risk or assess injury associated with training for a given player.
I'm passionate about using this kind of data to help athletes improve their skills.

 

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Find out more:
vu.edu.au/research
Victoria University
Melbourne Australia
vu.edu.au