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.

More News
17 Oct 2017 Brilliant breakfasts with Birmingham City Ladies

Following a great introduction to maple session earlier this season with Birmingham City Ladies Football Club, we hosted the first in our series of exclusive nutrition sessions with the players.

13 Oct 2017 A Super Sunday with Birmingham City Ladies FC

As principle partners and proud front of shirt sponsors, Maple Products from Quebec visited the ladies’ home ground at Solihull Moors on Sunday, October 1 as the Blues ran out 2-1 winners against E...

3 Oct 2017 Maple Products from Quebec represented at global football convention

Through our partnership with Birmingham City Ladies FC, Maple Products from Quebec were invited to be part of a discussion panel about the growth of women’s sport at global football convention Socce...

2 Oct 2017 Interview: Aoife Mannion

Aoife began playing football at a young age through Aston Villa’s centre of excellence and quickly made a name as a flourishing defender, signing for Blues in August 2013. She thanks her backgro...

footer-facebook Created with Sketch. Facebook footer-googleplus Created with Sketch. Google+ footer-twitter Created with Sketch. Twitter footer-pinterest Created with Sketch. Pinterest Email