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Academy Performance Nutritionist

Arsenal Football Academy is the football development department for Arsenal Football Club, based at Hale End Sports Ground and London-Colney, offering a full-time football training programme for elite youth players. The Academy has for many years been a world leader in its field and its aim is to individually tailor each player’s development as a footballer by providing a world Class youth development programme.The programme promotes the development of elite training environments to consistently outperform international competition.By placing players at the heart of the programme, the aim is to develop and grow Strong Young Gunners, within the most challenging and caring football academy in the world. Each player’s development is therefore considered holistically with focus placed on supporting players to show Respect, Discipline and Humility as they aspire towards becoming better people and consequently, better players.

The Academy’s High Performance Department is a multi-disciplinary team, focused on ensuring that the physical and physiological development of players is delivered to the highest of standards.The department’s ultimate goal is to enable the payers to prepare, perform, and recover optimally. Resulting in increased player availability and players more often exceeding individual performance norms leading to respective optimal team performance outcomes

We are searching for an Academy Performance Nutritionist to maximise the Academy players’ performance and recovery primarily through nutrition (and other means) while interacting within our multi-disciplinary department to ensure an optimal approach to player development. Reporting into the Head of Academy Performance and mentored by the First Team/U23 Performance Nutritionist, the successful candidate will be responsible for the nutritional support and education of all relevant Academy players. The successful candidate will be required to work an average of five days out of seven between the Academy’s sites at Hale End and London Colney, plus occasional weekend days to oversee and check on nutritional provision.

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