Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Warwickshire County Cricket Club gets trained up at City South Campus

Birmingham City University recently hosted a session for its partners in its new facilities at City South Campus.

Warwickshire County Cricket Club, who have a partnership with Birmingham City University, took part in sessions lead by students from the University’s new suite of sports-related courses.

The club visited students to take part in a Nutrition session lead by Jennie Carter, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, and students from the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Nutrition programme.

The session involved teaching the players basic meal and snack preparation, with a particular emphasis around training and match days. The players also cooked a nutritious evening meal, along with some high protein snacks to aid with recovery.

This was then followed by a Strength and Conditioning session with Richard Blagrove, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, and students from the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science programme.

The session involved a variety of strength, speed and power tests on some of the players in the new Sports Science Laboratory.

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“Our sports courses have been successfully running since September so we are keen to demonstrate student development in their subjects.”

The session took place at the University’s City South Campus in Edgbaston, which is the £41 million expansion that will provide specialist laboratories and teaching spaces for the new courses. It will also provide a new home for the School of Education, supporting the development of the next generation of school teachers.

Dr Natalie Walker, Head of Department for Sport and Exercise Science, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our staff and students to work with established partners in delivering expert information and advice using our brand new advanced facilities.

“We are pleased to have been able to host an important day which was enlightening for those delivering the sessions and also our partners at Warwickshire County Cricket Club.”