Blackpool FC ace Nathan Delfouneso visited St John’s Primary School to answer questions on his nutrition and fitness programme as part of Blackpool FC Community Trust’s Fit2Go project.
Fit2Go aims to encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle, take part in regular physical activity and to join in with local sports clubs and community programmes which will ultimately improve their overall health and wellbeing.
On his healthy eating and fitness programme Nathan said, “As a professional football player, I have to look after my body. I start the day by having a good breakfast which will consist of eggs, cereal, fruit and orange juice. For lunch I’ll have chicken and pasta and I’ll have something similar like that for tea. It’s important to get your protein and carbohydrates in, especially at your age (Primary School ages). We train everyday to keep ourselves fit for match-days. As Saturday showed, we have to keep going until the last minute.”
Nathan, who joined Blackpool FC for the second time in January, thoroughly enjoyed his visit to St John’s. Nathan said, “Seeing the children smile is brilliant. I enjoy giving back and the children asked some fantastic questions. It’s all about making good choices – whether it’s eating the right food or getting involved in regular exercise.”
The Seasiders are currently 5th in Sky Bet League 2 and Nathan believes Blackpool are gathering momentum at the right time. “We’ve got a really strong squad. I think we’ve lost twice this year and the spirit within the camp is really high. Saturday was a difficult game but we showed plenty of character to come from behind and get the three points. There aren’t many games left, so we’ve got to keep this run going.”