Academy Performance Nutritionist

Job purpose
To deliver the performance nutrition strategy within our Academy, providing high level, evidence
based nutritional support that optimises the performance of our Academy teams, ensuring the
appropriate support and education is provided throughout each phase. The main focus of the role
will be our PDP players but the role will also involve supporting the delivery at YDP & FDP levels.

Key responsibilities
•Design and deliver an individual diet and nutrition programme for players that aligns to the
requirements of the Elite Player Performance Programme (EPPP).
•Develop and implement nutritional strategies and interventions to help support the physical
development of players in line with growth and maturational demands.
• Provide insights based nutritional support for injury and rehabilitation programmes for youth
players, in conjunction with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).
• Develop and implement innovative and evidence-based nutrition education sessions and resources
to increase nutrition knowledge throughout the Academy levels for players, parents and support staff..
• In conjunction with the MDT, assist with player fitness, strength development, and body
composition through nutritional interventions.• Work collaboratively with the MDT on the development of each player as part of the
multidisciplinary review process.
• Provide 1 to 1 individual support to targeted players, supporting increased nutritional demands in
this target group.
• Work collaboratively with Head of Nutrition and Academy chefs to develop and implement specific
menu interventions to support specific daily demands.
• Attend match days as directed to assist/implement nutritional provision and provide post-game
recovery support where appropriate.
• Maintain records of all nutrition interventions and track measurable outcomes linked to nutritional
practices (body composition, nutritional knowledge, anti-doping awareness, hydration etc.)
Forging positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to benefit the Academy
• Being a visible presence day to day to promote increased player adherence to appropriate nutritional

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