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Luke Stopforth

Head of Data & Technology

Luke started his career with Crystal Palace in the Performance Analysis department after completing a bachelor's degree at the University of Chichester and then a master's degree in Cardiff. 

During this time he was also working on his coaching as a football coach at soccer camps for youngsters between the age of six to 18. In 2010, he became the lead analyst of UWIC men's football team before moving to Brentford a year later. 

He joined in June 2011, becoming a First Team Performance Analyst under then then-head-of-department Neil McIlhargey. With Neil moving to Rangers with Mark Warburton in 2015, Luke stepped into the lead role with The Bees and has been in charge ever since.

Latest First Team News


Canós: "we'll show everyone who we are"

23 July 2021

Sergi Canós spoke to us on Tuesday night following Brentford's 2-0 win over Boreham Wood in pre-season.

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Ellery Balcombe earns 90 minutes in pre-season for Burton Albion

21 July 2021

Ellery Balcombe got 90 minutes of pre-season football under his belt last night as he featured for Burton Albion in their narrow 2-1 defeat to Scunthorpe United.

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Roerslev: "It was a perfect test for us"

19 July 2021

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Ellery Balcombe gains another 45 minutes for Burton Albion in pre-season

12 July 2021

There was a second successive pre-season win for Ellery Balcombe and Burton Albion as they beat Bognor Regis Town 3-0 away from home on Saturday.

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