ROVOP is pleased to support Aberdeen Football Club by sponsoring the appointment of the clubs new Head of Sports Science.
The Dons manager, Derek McInnes, believes that the arrival of Graham Kirk will definitely enhance the squad’s ability to prepare for matches. “I’m delighted to have Graham on board and, having worked with him previously, I know exactly what I’m going to get which is namely a great addition to the staff.
“The players will enjoy working with him and it’s fantastic that the Directors here share my belief as to how important this side of the game is. Also, a huge thanks to Steven Gray and his team at ROVOP for their contribution, which is hugely appreciated and we look forward to a healthy working partnership going forward.”
Pittodrie vice-chairman George Yule commented. “The Board is committed to delivering success to our loyal supporters and our investment in this appointment will I am certain add value to the football management and play an important aspect in fending off the lengthy injury lists that have impacted over the past few seasons.”
ROVOP’s managing director, Steven Gray, said: “Graham is a valuable addition to the Dons’ coaching team. We are pleased to support his new role. Maximising team performance through advanced technology is a key aspect of the ROVOP Academy. That is how we develop our own personnel and when we heard Aberdeen FC was looking for a partner for their sport science initiative, we were keen to get involved.
“We wish Graham all the very best in his new post and are sure that he will help the Dons to continue building on their winning form this season.”
When approached by Derek, Graham had no hesitation in making the move to the north east. “Aberdeen is a massive club and having worked with Derek and Tony at St. Johnstone, it was an easy decision to make. It’s very early days but everyone at the Club has made me feel really welcome and there is a tremendously positive atmosphere throughout the place.”
Investing in the best technology to maximize performance is crucial to the success of ROVOP, which has experienced outstanding growth since the company’s inception in 2011 and created more than 60 highly skilled, export-driven jobs. Earlier this year, the company established its own proprietary ROV Academy which has been developed to ensure the company has a supply of the most competent offshore personnel, predominantly pilot-technicians for its rapidly-evolving fleet of subsea remotely operated vehicles.
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