Velocity Sports Partners
invest in VR developer Rezzil

Sports arm of ALK Capital invest in technology firm specializing in extended reality and immersive fan experiences

Velocity Sports Partners (VSP), the sports investment arm of ALK Capital and majority shareholders of Burnley FC, have today announced a minority investment in Rezzil, a sports technology firm focussing on extended reality (XR) for high performance training and immersive fan experiences.

The news comes a day after the Premier League also announced a four-year partnership and an equity stake with the virtual reality (VR) software developer, who they will be working with to develop a Premier League virtual reality game.

Expected to be launched later this year, the game will place users on the pitch and in the boots of their favourite Premier League players, offering fans a unique opportunity to recreate iconic Premier League goals and moments from within the perspective of virtual reality.

Rezzil software integrates directly with Premier League match data allowing clubs to adapt the software to re-create match scenarios and replay them through a VR headset. The software also has groundbreaking applications for broadcasters and the wider gaming market who can use the match data to bring viewers and gamers closer to the action on the pitch.

Speaking about the minority investment, Managing Partner of VSP and Burnley FC Chairman, Alan Pace, said:

“We are excited to embark on this journey with Rezzil. Our players have benefitted from their training products, and I’m delighted that we can further develop our relationship.

“We are always thinking about the future and we’re passionate about investing in sport technology and embracing advancements in software. I’m thrilled that through our minority investment in Rezzil we can play a part in developing exciting products that can help redefine player, fan and viewer experiences for years to come.”

Andy Etches, Rezzil Co-Founder, added:

“I am thrilled to welcome VSP’s investment into our innovative VR technology. Their support not only validates our vision but also opens doors to new opportunities for growth and advancement in revolutionizing football engagement. Together with VSP, we are poised to redefine the landscape of sports entertainment through immersive experiences that transcend boundaries and captivate audiences worldwide.”


About Velocity Sports Partners (VSP)

Velocity Sports Partners (VSP) is a group of investors revolutionizing the way sports clubs are owned and operated. The sports investment arm of ALK Capital are made up of an experienced firm of sports, finance, and investment professionals.

The company acquired a majority shareholding in the historic Burnley Football Club in 2020. Their first and flagship football club, Burnley FC is not only the cornerstone of the local community, it is a blueprint for what VSP and ALK Capital aim to achieve in building one of the greatest sports platforms in the world.

About Rezzil

Rezzil is a leading worldwide creator of industry-changing sports games, athletic training simulations, and broadcast technology. The company develops and distributes virtual and augmented reality sports gaming and training experiences, software, and simulations for various gaming and VR hardware platforms. Rezzil’s platform and products are globally used by elite and professional athletes, sports associations, and leading clubs across several sports such football, basketball, American football, Formula 1 and many more.