Nutrition session success for Birmingham City Ladies Football Club

Last month, following the announcement of our partnership with the club, we hosted the Birmingham City Ladies players at the first of a series of exclusive nutrition sessions with UK chef ambassador, David Colcombe.

Not long after we announced the deal, the BCLFC first team received a bespoke pack of maple products including a range of samples, recipe ideas and a bespoke maple cookbook created by Chef Colcombe, with the purpose being to introduce maple products to the ladies and teach them about how to incorporate maple into their sporting diets.

The session, which took place at University College Birmingham, took the players through the history and production of maple syrup before introducing them to cooking with the products. We also highlighted the importance of diet and how our cooking and nutrition sessions will help the ladies progress as professional athletes.

The team has responded well to the partnership and nutrition sessions so far and shown real enthusiasm, and over the season we will be working with them to develop more sport-specific recipes to share with the wider sporting audience in the recipe section of our website.

The club’s sport scientist, Carl Green, was full of praise for the activity, stating: “Nutrition is such a key part of an athlete’s regime and we are delighted to have a principal partner that wants to invest in the players at the club and help them progress to the next level.

“The first session was fantastic and I’ll be working with David to create a bespoke nutrition programme for the players across the season to complement their existing training schedule.”

On the menu was our delicious spiced cauliflower and chickpea dish dressed with a maple coconut sauce, and there wasn’t one piece left at the end!

The ladies were quick to share their enthusiasm for the first session, check out vice-captain Emily Westwood’s post-training dish below including the spiced cauliflower.

And judging by social media, it looks as though the BCLFC girls are embracing the use of maple within their everyday life too – check out captain Kerys Harrop’s tweet!

 

 

A short video summary of the session can be viewed here.

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