Raw Stadia is a sports technology company focused on surface–player interactions.
Our groundbreaking SaaS Pitch/Surface Analytics platform and closed loop data gathering hardware have been designed to correlate sports surface data (such as the firmness and elasticity of the soil, the shock the players will experience when running, the force needed for studs to penetrate for grip, and the rotational traction the athletes will experience when turning) to player data (such as GPS performance metrics, biomechanical and medical data).
By using the Raw Stadia platform and surface testing tech, our customers improve their knowledge of the playing surface and gain insights into how the pitch conditions, which change daily, influence their players and athletes. Raw Stadia provides clubs, franchise owners, leagues, federations, and communities the ability to take preventative actions by testing their surfaces and analysing the data prior to matches and training sessions.
The “Surface Effect” completes the athlete dataset, providing a holistic view of all the factors influencing the player, when striving for performance optimisation, injury risk mitigation, and accelerated injury recovery.
Meet the Team
Founder / CTO
Founder / CEO
Head of Sports Performance
Mattias De Bock
Gert-Jan De Cocker
REECE WATSON - CTO
Reece is a multi-award-winning Premier League Grounds Manager known in the industry worldwide for his forward-thinking approach. He brings over 15 years of experience, principally gained as a key member of the Grounds team of Arsenal Football Club in London. Reece leads Raw Stadia’s surface testing frameworks development and is the functional owner of our technology development efforts. Additionally, Reece heads our pitch testing consultancy and all customer facing operations post sale.
JAN STRYCKERS - CEO
Jan is a former Managing Director of the European StadiumAssociation, experienced business developer and marketeer, with experience in IT (Management & Business Intelligence). Jan is our global CEO and is responsible for the strategic direction of Raw Stadia. In addition to leading international sales and marketing initiatives, and ensuring our customers receive an optimal service from first contact to being in-flight users of our software and solutions; Jan also owns the technical development of our software.