Data Rights, Player Pathways and MotoGP Revitalised

The Touchdown is our weekly overview of the sports industry, insight as to where it currently stands and, more importantly, where it is going.

This week we look at data rights in professional football, insights into the English Cricket Board's (ECB) selection process and player pathways, and the first ever all-female MotoGP crew.

FIFPRO Launch Charter of Player Data Rights


FIFPRO today launches the Charter of Player Data Rights with a view to implementing global industry standards that protect the privacy of professional footballers and allow them to benefit from personal rights to manage and access information about their performance and health.

These standards mark an important starting point to further collectively-agreed solutions between player unions and football stakeholders in domestic playing markets and define the interests and legal rights of players regarding their personal data.

The ECB Reveal Insights into Player Selection and Pathways

Mo Bobat (Director of Performance, ECB) and David Court (ECB Player Identification Lead, Men's Cricket) have offered some insight into talent identification and player pathways at the ECB. Their High Performance System can be found here: ECB High Performance Principals.

Moto3 Team, MTA, Launch all Female Rider, Garage and Pit Lane Team


The Angeluss MTA Racing team will field an all-female rider and mechanic wildcard entry for the Moto3 Aragon Grand Prix in September in an historic first for MotoGP.

For the start of the season, the team announced a partnership with Angeluss Women Sport Management, which was founded by CEO Aurora Angelucci to help improve the presence of women in motorcycle racing.

For thIn the first major step for this partnership in achieving this goal, MTA Racing will run experienced Moto3 rider Maria Herrera as a wildcard at the Aragon GP – with the 25-year-old Spaniard backed by an all-female line-up of mechanics.

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