In today’s episode we welcome Zac Bailey and Melanie Olsen to discuss pre- and post-game nutrition, athlete recovery, adapting to a player’s diet requirements, getting drafted into the AFL, locker room antics and more…
Zac Bailey is a skillful midfielder/forward for the Brisbane Lions. Bailey grew up in the Northern Territory before moving to South Australia to attend school and pursue a career in football. Bailey debuted for the Brisbane Lions in 2018 after being drafted as the #15th pick in the 2017 AFL draft.
Melanie Olsen is a distinguished sports performance dietitian with an exceptional track record in elevating the nutritional strategies of top-tier athletic teams. With an impressive background in fostering peak physical performance, Melanie has lent her expertise to some of Australia's most renowned sporting franchises. Olsen has been working with the Brisbane Lions as a sports performance dietitian since 2022 and has previously worked with the St George Illawarra Dragons and the NSW Waratahs in similar roles.
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