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Under-18s get a visit from The Foodie Footballer

17 October 2023

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Fleetwood Town’s Under-18s had a visit from the Foodie Footballer, Marc Pugh, late last week as he looked to share his skills and notes on nutrition with the young Cods!

With all our scholars down at the stadium in Fleetwood, the former Premier League star turned up to share his wisdom as many of our young players look to branch away and cook for themselves.

Marc, who played for Bournemouth at the pinnacle of English football, started looking into nutrition at the age of 26 and completed his first 18-module diploma in the subject that year.

He then quickly became obsessed with nutrition and the positive impact it had on his personal performance, and recovery, and how it helped improve his health overall.

This is where he turned to helping others as it would help aspiring athletes reach their full potential so alongside football, he qualified as a gym instructor, personal trainer and nutrition advisor specialising in athletic performance and weight management.

Pugh says on his website: “In 2019 I set up my ‘thefoodiefootballer’ Instagram page, where I share healthy recipes, workouts and tips on how to improve nutrition in order to reach peak performance.

“I am also part of the LFE life skills program for the 72 EFL clubs. My role is to educate athletes on the importance of nutrition for performance, recovery, and overall health and well-being. My session includes a nutrition presentation along with a practical session in the kitchen.

“My goal is to help as many people as possible become the healthiest version of themselves and reach their full potential.”

Thanks for the help Marc and good luck with this venture!

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