Wakefield Wildcats have further developed their link with Wakefield College through engaging with each other on a nutritional support package.
Previously the Wildcats, through Dr Colin Sanctuary (Head of Sports Science Support), have provided team and individual support within the programme.
This season the Wildcats have further expanded this individualised support through their link with Wakefield College and specifically one of the lecturers Jamie Carruthers. Jamie is someone whom Colin has worked with before at Durham CCC, York City Knights and also (to a lesser extent last season) Wakefield Wildcats.
Jamie’s input, through his knowledge, applied suggestions and understanding have been excellent and really well received by the players with whom he has met on a regular ‘one-on-one’ basis. Comments back from the players show that they have really appreciated and valued Jamie’s input.
Such links into Further (FE) and Higher Education (HE) are key, not only from Wakefield Wildcats perspective but also from a FE and HE perspectives as it potentially allows students ‘real-life’ applied experiences. For instance at Wakefield through metabolic and food diary data Jamie has been able to share these insights with his cohort of students on the Foundation Degree in Sport Performance and Coaching at Wakefield College.
Links had already been established through last season and this pre- season to the Foundation Degree in Sport Performance and Coaching as both Colin and John Kain (Player Performance Manager) have delivered presentations to the students.
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