Case Study : Bath Rugby
Coaches at Bath Rugby require robust, reliable radios providing excellent voice clarity to co-ordinate training sessions and communicate at matches. Tait radios supplied by Chatterbox provide the solution.
Founded in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in existence. Today Bath Rugby is a professional rugby union club, competing in the Avivia Premiership. Bath's home ground is the Recreation Ground ("The Rec"), a 14,509 capacity stadium in the centre of Bath.
When former All Black captain Todd Blackadder, one of the most highly regarded coaches in world rugby, was appointed Director of Rugby at Bath in July 2016 he wanted to commission a robust radio solution for the coaches and support teams. Logic Wireless supplies the Crusaders Super Rugby franchise, probably the most famous club in New Zealand, with two-way radios. Todd and Head Coach Tabai Matson were familiar with Logic from their time at the Crusaders, so it was natural that they would approach Logic for a radio solution for Bath Rugby. Bath Rugby coaches use their radios every working day for training sessions and for matches both home and away. The Club had two specific requirements for their radios:
- Voice clarity. The radios are being used outside, often in noisy environments.
- Robustness. Coaches use the radios in all weathers; the radios must be rugged enough to handle harsh environments (and a little accidental rough treatment).
Todd Blackadder Director of Rugby, Bath Rugby
Guy Hopkins Director, Logic Wireless Europe Ltd
Gary Leatherby Managing Director, Chatterbox Ltd