SoccerKidz believe children’s nutrition is a major factor in achieving maximum footballing potential, but more importantly good general health. Children’s obesity rates have more than doubled in the last two decades, therefore SoccerKidz believe that it is our duty to not only coach good football techniques, but also to give sound nutritional advice.

This is why SoccerKidz have joined forces with current England Rugby Union team sports nutritionist ,Matt Lovell. Matt was Soccerkidz co-founder David Livermore’s nutritionist at the height of his footballing career when he reach and played in the 2004 F.A Cup Final.

David definitely felt the benefits of elite level nutrition and from experience knows that these downloadable documents will benefit your child’s footballing performances and all round general health.

Matt will also be working with UK Athletics throughout the build up to the 2012 London Olympics and will be providing SoccerKidz with regular downloadable nutritional updates.


Why SoccerKidz believe Nutrition is essential for kids:

  • Children’s obesity rates have doubled in the last two decades.
  • Children need good nutrition because their bodies are growing and developing on a daily basis.
  • Good nutrition will help aid children’s footballing performance.

Matt Lovell
Elite Sports Nutritionist

Matt began his interest in sports at an early age starting Karate at 12. These interests led to a life-time obsession with all things training, nutritional and health related.

After gaining his instructors qualification in Karate, he went onto coach fitness at his local amateur boxing club.

After completing a degree in Political Philosophy at Bristol, Matt couldn’t keep away from the health and fitness arena and qualified as a personal trainer; eventually running his own company in the City. This led to developing his other passion: nutrition. Matt undertook a further three years of study at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition.

He went on to spend time on Harley Street, specializing in elite sports, female hormonal health and body composition management.

The contacts he made through this work led to a spell, working as nutritionist with Millwall football club during which time they made the play-off for the Premiership and also qualified for the FA cup final.

In 2002 Matt started working with the England Rugby Team and was part of Clive Woodward’s team that lifted the World Cup in 2003. He continues in the same role working with the England team and was a member of the team who against all the odds reached the final of the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Matt is the Sports Nutritionist for London Wasps, London Irish, Saracens and Leicester Rugby Clubs.

Matt currently runs his own elite performance based company. This is aimed at elite athletes and corporations and includes all levels of health related performance. He has written the popular Fat Loss Program ‘Four Week Fat Loss‘ and ‘Regenerate‘, a muscle building anabolic program.