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A day in the life of a Melbourne City FC player

Posted by Bulk Nutrients in Sports Performance

Estimated reading time: 4mins

Melbourne City FC jerseys hanging in the change room
Two star players from Hobart United FC preparing to train at the Melbourne City FC exclusive training day

The Melbourne City FC Training Clinic

The idea was to submerge the avid footballers in the day in the life of a Melbourne City FC player. From entry until exit, attendants were treated as though they were playing for the A-League Club.

Melbourne City FC has been sponsored by Bulk Nutrients since 2018

The day started with attendants heading to the change-room to get decked out in their Melbourne City FC kit, and then being presented with their Bulk Nutrients gym bag, towel, shaker, drink bottle and HASTA certified supplements from Melbourne City FC players.

Melbourne City FC’s Head of Human Performance, Andrew Mckenzie then presented on how their players train and eat. Proper recovery, nutrition and supplementation are, vital to the success of their players.

Melbourne City FC players handing out Bulk Nutrients gear

Following this we presented the importance of key supplements for sports performance including our HASTA certified products: Pre Workout 101, BCAA Recovery, Electrolyte Plus and HASTA Whey Protein Isolate.

After the presentations, attendants headed on to the pitch where they were provided with some Bulk Nutrients Pre Workout 101 to give them enhanced energy and endurance.

Bulk Nutrients founder Ben Crowley pouring Electrolyte Plus for thirsty football players

The Melbourne City FC coaches then gave a quick pep talk before attendants hit the pitch for a warm-up.

Attendants were out on the pitch for a couple of hours and benefited from Bulk Nutrients Electrolyte Plus and BCAA Recovery at interval breaks to help with rehydration and recovery.

Our Hobart United FC boys Jackson and Moses smashed it on the pitch and had a great time meeting like-minded football enthusiasts.

Our Hobart United FC boys Jackson and Moses smashed it on the pitch and had a great time meeting like-minded football enthusiasts.

The day ended with a Bulk Nutrients HASTA Whey Protein Isolate shake and a specifically designed lunch to ensure optimum recovery post-training. Attendants were treated to the same meal players have after training made by club nutritionists. This included a high protein source, clean carbs and fresh vegetables.

Melbourne City FC's City Football Academy

We were blown away by the scale of the operation at Melbourne City FC. The City Football Academy is state of the art and includes multiple gyms, ice baths and a massage room. The facility even has its own laundry where all Melbourne City FC game-day change rooms kits and even undies are washed. We particularly loved how the change-rooms are designed in a circle to show all players are equal.

They are also the first A-League club to have their own separate state of the art training facility for their women’s team.

The facility is decked out in the same style and layout as their partner clubs Manchester City FC and New York City FC so even when players are travelling, they still feel at home. This layout was designed by sports psychologists to ensure the players are always feeling and playing their best.

The Melbourne City FC City Football Academy

The Melbourne City FC Focus on Nutrition

Melbourne City FC believes “Whether you want to be a professional footballer or just maintain a healthy lifestyle, you must be aware, not just of how you train but also of what you consume. It’s a popular opinion that, no matter how much exercise you do, ‘you can’t out run a bad diet’.”

Therefore, they take their supplementation very seriously and we’re proud to be their official nutrition partner.

Our HASTA certified range provides them with pure, clean supplements to enhance sports performance and recovery which is very important when players are running up to 40km a week as well as engaging in multiple strength and conditioning classes.

Players even have access to a wellness app where they are instructed to monitor the amount of sleep and the number-overnight outrun of times they go to the toilet over night, so upon arriving at the facility in the morning all of their supplements have been individually divided out in relation to what they will need for the day.

Bulk Nutrients shakers and drink bottles at Melbourne City FC

The Bulk Nutrients and Melbourne City FC Partnership

Bulk Nutrients has been on board with Melbourne City FC since early 2018 and we can’t wait to continue this exciting partnership.

We’d like to say a huge thanks to the Melbourne City FC crew for having us along and for all the hard work they put into organizing the training day!

Group photo of all the players that attended the Bulk Nutrients sponsored exclusive training day
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