Workshop No.1: Fuelling the Performance Window for Goalkeepers
🗓️ Sunday, August 13th
⏰ 5-7pm (Uk Time)
👤 Dr Marc Briggs
It will be held on Microsoft Teams. Once fully paid, you will be invited to the group via your email.
This is a 2 hour online workshop with Dr Marc Briggs, our Performance Nutritionist who is currently working in an elite environment.
The areas that will be covered on the workshop are:
• Importance of nutrition
• Understanding the demands of GKs and what ‘fuel’ is needed for each action
• Good habits - everyday nutrition
• Optimal strategies for pre match to fuel performance
• Optimal strategies to accelerate recovery
• Implementing a periodised approach to nutrition
A resource pack will also be included which you will receive after the workshop:
• 30 meal plan ideas to support training & match play demands
• Individualised recommendations for specific amount of macronutrients
• Key summary of pre, during & post exercise strategies to maximise performance & recovery
Marc is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University. He serves as the Programme Leader and contributes to teaching at both degree and masters levels.
Marc's primary teaching and research interests lie within Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Having graduated with a first-class degree in Applied Sport Science and Coaching (BSc Hons) from Northumbria University, he further pursued his studies and earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition.
During his doctoral research, Marc focused on investigating the Dietary Habits of Adolescent Academy Football Players. Collaborating with Sunderland AFC Academy, he employed innovative methods to assess energy balance, uncovering evidence of sub-optimal energy consumption. His research led to the development of intervention strategies aimed at enhancing nutritional intake among this elite population.
Marc is not only an academic but also an applied practitioner. He currently serves as the Sport Nutritionist for Academy footballers at Sunderland AFC, providing consultancy support. Additionally, he collaborates closely with other professional football clubs such as Newcastle United and Middlesbrough FC. His roles include performance analysis, talent identification, training load monitoring, and assessing match-play demands.
Beyond the borders, Marc has extended his expertise to international contexts. He traveled to Zambia, where he delivered specific nutrition sessions to the head Olympic team coaches at the Youth Olympic Development Centre in Lusaka.
Presently, Marc is providing nutritional support to the England Taekwondo squad in preparation for this year's World Championships.