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Fuel for 5-a-side

When you feel your stomach rumbling at the end of the day all you want to do is sprint to the vending machine and spend a fortune on sugary snacks.

But with a 5-a-side crunch match later that evening you don’t want to feel bloated or experience a blood sugar spike-and-crash.

So what do you eat? When do you eat? What ingredients do you need to look out for? Don’t worry, we have the answers to these questions.

Get yourself primed with energy by picking the right pre-match nosh, thanks to tips from elite strength and conditioning coach, Michael Amoah.

Mitre Star is an online hub designed to improve your 5-a-side game. It has expert tips and useful advice to help you and your team in 4 key areas: tactics, technique, fitness and nutrition.For more tips and advice see #mitrestar, @mitresports, and

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