Second-tier English soccer side Nottingham Forest have announced a new one-year partnership with Healthspan.
The company will serve as the Championship outfit’s official vitamin and supplement supplier for the duration of the 2017/18 season in a deal which covers both the first team and academy players.
The agreement sees Healthspan add to its portfolio of sports partnerships in the UK, which already includes deals with cycling’s Team Sky, Premier League soccer club Southampton and Scottish Rugby.
Nathan Beardsley, Nottingham Forest first team’s sport scientist, said: “Healthspan’s products will be used for a number of reasons, including building player strength and aiding recovery. Another key role will be in the prevention of player illness. A player with cold or flu can potentially miss two or three games in a week and can spread illness through the squad. You can’t underestimate the importance of illness prevention strategies in football.”
Chris Fisher, Healthspan’s head of sports nutrition, added: “We are extremely proud to be working with Nottingham Forest and we hope we can contribute in a small way on the club’s journey back to the Premier League. We’ll also be working closely with the club to find innovative and exclusive ways to positively impact the health of Forest fans.”
Nottingham Forest dropped to 12th in the Championship after their 2-1 defeat away to Aston Villa on Saturday. The two-time European champions will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they host Fulham on Tuesday.