FOUR years after starting up his own sports analysis company in Southend, Scott Elliott is helping teams far further afield hit top form.

Closer to home, Elliott - who runs Pro Sport Analysis - has helped both Rochford Hundred and Southend Saxons bid for promotion this season.

But he now also helps sporting sides all across the globe to prepare professionally for their games.

“We’re now working for a dozen or so clubs, including Davenport University in Michigan, a rugby club in Belgium, a ladies football team in Australia and a rugby college in Auckland so it’s very wide spread,” said Elliott.

“We’ve got some of those through LinkedIn while others have been through word of mouth and people seeing what we can offer via social media.”

Elliott’s analysis enables sides to check out their future opposition, watch previous matches or to focus on their own individual contribution.

“Once we complete the analysis we then upload the full game to a website and every player in the team gets access to it both in clip form and full match footage,” said Elliott.

“People can use it in different ways but you can focus on set pieces or your own individual game. It can be tailored for teams however they like and as managers get younger they are more into technology so more teams are using it.”

And that has seen Elliott able to focus on an analytical career full-time after opting for a change of career.

“I was working in a debt collectors about four years ago now and we warned there might have to be redundancies,” said Elliott.

“The writing was on the wall and at that time I happened to see something on TV about analysis.

“My cousin is (former Dagenham striker) Paul Benson, so I messaged him. He said he didn’t think many National League South level clubs would have it and I started to think there would be a market for it. I looked into it and I spent six months on reduced hours at the debt collectors. I trained myself on the analysis and thought I would give it a go.”

And Elliott regularly takes more teams on board from all over the country in both rugby and football with prices starting from £25 per game.

“We can offer sides a free demo and then they can see what we offer teams and how we can potentially help their side progress,” said Elliott.

“I’ve always been a sports fan and had an analytical mind so I enjoy doing it too.”