Healthy Body

Nutrition

Good nutrition is essential to all sports and for jockeys, it is vital in order to maintain weight healthily and consistently which will help them perform at their best. Our team understands the hectic lifestyle of a jockey and are perfectly placed to offer nutritional support with dietary queries, making weight, and menu ideas to help jockeys gain that athlete mindset and give them the edge they need.

Covid-19 Pandemic update – The team is still working remotely during lockdown to assist individual Jockeys with weight management and provide any advice required until racing returns. You can contact them through the communication means below and don’t forget to visit the ‘Factsheets and Recipes’ section in the Resources below.


Contact The PJA Nutrition Team


There are several ways for professional jockeys to get in touch with the Nutrition Team for free confidential advice, support and information or to arrange a one-to-one consultation at a time or venue to suit you or even via Skype/Zoom:

Meet The Team

Julia Scott-Douglas (Team Leader, East/Midlands) Tel: 07768 996296

Julia, a freelance nutritionist and accredited sports Dietitian has been the PJA team leader for over 15 years. She has been the tutor in nutrition at the BRS for 15 years and has been working with GB Equestrian for over 10 years. Julia is based in East Anglia.

Dan Martin (North & LJMU) Tel: 07902 151916

Dan is a SENr accredited Performance Nutritionist and has been with the team since 2013. Dan delivers nutrition modules at the NHC and runs clinics at Jack Berry House and at Liverpool John Moores University where he is a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer. Dan also works for Team GB Equestrian and in Championship football.

Hannah Trotman (South) Tel: 07772 508999

Hannah joined the team in April 2018 and is based at Oaksey House on Tuesday afternoons. She has worked in the NHS for the past two years as well as seeing private clients, sports clubs and teams, and specialises in Sport and Exercise Nutrition.

Oli Whiteman

Oliver Whiteman (Newmarket) Tel: 07534 080829

Oliver joined the team in January 2020 and is based at Peter O’Sullevan House, Newmarket every Monday. He is an accredited performance nutrition consultant who has experience supporting a wide range of athletes & teams from university scholars to academy footballer

Key resources

Jockey Matters: Nutrition – Healthy Choices

Jockey Matters: Nutrition – Staying Hydrated

Jockey Matters: Making Weight The Right Way