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Magic and Mystics Juniors to get nutrition advice

Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics are launching a sports nutrition programme for their Junior National Basketball League teams.

The club has teamed up with Manchester Metropolitan University to run the project, which will enhance its offer to boys and girls in its Under-12. Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 age groups.

“Eating the right food and drinking the right fluids is hugely important to a player’s development,” said club chief executive Phil Gordos.

“We’ve already established a fantastic working relationship with MMU, who help run our strength and conditioning programme for our Academy teams.

“This new programme only strengthens our links with the university, who have a wealth of expertise in a number of key areas and are very keen to work with us.”

More than 180 players and coaches will benefit from the sports nutrition programme, which will begin later in January with a virtual presentation to coaches.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity for students and myself to be working with Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics, allowing us to bring our expertise in sports nutrition to the players,” said Dr James Cameron, MMU’s Senior Lecturer in Sport Nutrition.

“Our aim is to help players give themselves the best chance in training and competition and also to help those around the players gain a further understanding of the nutritional requirements of the athlete.”

Magic and Mystics run one of the leading junior basketball programmes in the United Kingdom.

They have won more than 50 national titles since 2000 and have developed dozens of internationals in that time.

The club also runs a thriving Academy programme, playing in the EABL and WEABL.

Mystics Bolster Squad with Portuguese star Djassi

Mystics bolster squad with Portuguese star Djassi

Manchester Mystics have made a major statement of intent with the acquisition of 2018-19 EuroCup Women performer Sara Djassi for the next two WBBL campaigns.

The Portuguese forward averaged an impressive 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game last season in the prestigious competition, stepping out for the Azores-based Clube Uniao Sportiva.

Mystics’ play-caller Jeff Jones is thrilled with his latest recruit and stated: “We are extremely excited to have Sara join the team for this season and next, since she will combine studying at MMU and play for the Mystics.

“It is great to bring a player in of her pedigree and experience to go alongside our other veteran players. Her basketball resume is extremely impressive and I look forward to how she will contribute not only to the team on the floor, but also her impact on our younger players and academy player.”

Djassi commented: “I’m really excited to join the Manchester Mystics this season and the opportunity to study a masters at Manchester Metropolitan University.

“I really enjoy taking on new challenges and I can’t wait to get on court this weekend and play. Everyone here has been really welcoming and I am looking forward to the season ahead.”?

Source: WBBL

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