Grimsby Town youth team started a three-week cookery course as part of their ongoing life skills sessions on Monday.
The players started their course, at Grimsby Institute, which will give them an opportunity to prepare healthy meals for an athlete’s lifestyle on a budget.
The course will culminate in a final MasterChef-style team session where the youth team players will prepare and cook a three-course meal for a number of special guests on November 14.
Head of education and welfare Oliver Cowling said: “This course is part of the youth players’ life skills sessions which are designed to provide additional support in areas of their lives both on and off the pitch.
“Over the course of a season the players will take part in a wide variety of sessions with topics including, financial advice, mental health, media training, psychology and career progression to name just a few.
Academy manager Neil Woods said: “The life skills programme we deliver provides a fantastic opportunity for the lads to gain experience and skills that can help them – both in the pursuit of a career as a professional footballer, and outside of the world of football.
“The programme is constantly evolving to include wider subject areas, which is fundamental in making sure that we are helping to develop well-rounded individuals.”
The Academy would like to thank Paul Robinson, Diane Gregory and the rest of the catering and hospitality team at Grimsby Institute for all their hard work in making the cookery sessions possible.