BASES signs Partnership Agreement with ISPAS, the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport

7th November 2022

Following the creation of the BASES Performance Analysis Special Interest Group over the summer, BASES and ISPAS are proud to sign a new partnership agreement whose purpose is to develop a long-term co-operation between both organisations, specifically to develop the area of sports performance analysis within BASES and ISPAS.

ISPAS is an international society working to provide support for sport performance analysts at all stages of their career, whether in academic or applied settings.

The agreement was signed by Dr Nimai Parmar, ISPAS Director and Ian Wilson, BASES Executive Director.

Commenting on the agreement, Dr Parmar said, " We are really pleased to partner with BASES and work together to advance the area of sport performance analysis (SPA), particularly within the UK, furthering our work which has been undertaken internationally over the past 30 years. Since our inception, there has been considerable growth within our discipline and we are committed to ensuring that there is also a matched increase in the development of resources and support available to all students, academics or practitioners within SPA. It is important to us to ensure our performance analysts are equipped to thrive within the ever changing landscape of Sport Sciences, and we see BASES as a key partner to support this within the UK. We are soon to launch our new ISPAS international accreditation framework which has been developed with major international sporting stakeholders. This agreement with BASES, and the launch of the newly formed BASES Performance Analysis Special Interest Group, are the start of exciting developments which we are excited to push forward co-operatively”.

Dr Ibrahim Akubat FBASES, Chair of the BASES Sport and Performance Division, said, “‘The scientific study of sport has evolved into many defined disciplines making vital contributions to the pursuit of optimum performance. Performance Analysis is undoubtedly one of those disciplines. We’d like to welcome ISPAS and all their members to BASES and look forward to working with them to promote and recognize performance analysis in every form it exists in modern day high performance spaces. “

Donald Barron, Convenor of the BASES Performance Analysis Special Interest Group, said, “We are excited to partner with ISPAS and to collaborate on supporting the long-term development of performance analysis, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic areas of sport and exercise science. This partnership will support our key aim of developing a clear development pathway in performance analysis by engaging with a diverse and inclusive community of researchers and practitioners to deliver engaging development opportunities."

Click here to view the new BASES-ISPAS Partnership Agreement.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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