Western Storm appoint Team Nutritionist

Western Storm are pleased to be able to announce the recruitment of Victoria Self as the team’s Official Nutritionist.

Victoria is AfN Certified and holds BEd (Hons) degree, Physiology & Bio-chemistry plus Sports & Exercise Nutrition. She also runs Wellington-based Self Nutrition, which offers bespoke personalised nutrition programmes and support to their clients.

Ahead of the start of this season’s KIA Super League Victoria is looking forward to the new challenge.

“I’m really looking forward to working with and supporting the players with their nutrition in order to help aid their performance and recovery,” she said. “I’ll be doing that by offering advice and support to the team as a whole and also on a one to one basis, depending on the player’s needs.

“I’ll be looking at their nutrition and energy levels whilst providing them with the knowledge that will help them to perform to the optimum level.

“Nutrition plays a vital role when it comes to performance,and it’s about making that link between understanding how fueling your body can impact on your training and how you perform in a match.

“Nutrition is just a small part of what we do. We’ll be covering the importance of hydration and how that can affect professional athletes. We’ll also be advising the players on the importance of sleep and how much sleep they should be getting. This will include advice on how to enhance and encourage a good night’s sleep in order to ensure that their energy levels are high the following morning.”