We are pleased to announce that The Turmeric Co. have become the club’s first ever Official Turmeric Supplier.
Founded by former Premier League and international footballer Thomas ‘Hal’ Robson-Kanu, The Turmeric Co. is regarded as the UK’s leading producer of natural raw turmeric shots.
The award-winning shots, which recently received approval from the Royal Osteoporosis Society, will be provided to Rochdale AFC’s men’s first team for the remainder of the season and will support the players with their health and wellbeing, both on and off the pitch.
Robson-Kanu is well-known for a career across English top-flight domestic football as well as scoring the winner for Wales against Belgium in the Euro 2016 quarter final. Multiple knee injuries early on in his career looked set to end Robson-Kanu’s footballing career prematurely, however development of raw turmeric products, consumed in liquid format, are strongly credited by the former West Bromwich Albion forward to ensuring longevity in playing professional football.
The Turmeric Co.’s shots are made with a unique recipe including black pepper extract and flax oil to increase the bioavailability of the active ingredient curcumin, found in raw turmeric root. Working closely with Robson-Kanu’s father, Rechi, to create these products, this combination of ingredients optimises the benefits of the shots to particularly aid recovery for Rochdale’s players.
Rochdale AFC becomes the only side in EFL League Two to partner with The Turmeric Co., which also partners with a range of professional sides across the football leagues including Plymouth Argyle, Swansea and Brentford, whilst also having links into rugby union, league and Olympic and Paralympic programmes.
Ben Ekins, Head of Performance at Rochdale AFC commented:
“We are delighted to have The Turmeric Co as our Official Turmeric Partner. Nutrition is a vital component of the performance puzzle and having access to products that can assist with our players recovery and performance is a real benefit to the football club.”
There are four flavours found in The Turmeric Co.’s range including Raw Turmeric Original, Raw Turmeric & Ginger, Raw Turmeric & Beetroot as well as Raw Turmeric Vitamin C & D3.
Thomas ‘Hal’ Robson Kanu, Founder and CEO at The Turmeric Co. said:
“It’s an exciting time to be adding yet another partner to our ranks, this time expanding out to EFL League Two, meaning that we now support clubs across each of the top five divisions in English football. As we continue to grow our work with professional sports teams, it's reassuring that athletes, alongside coaching and performance staff, continue to have confidence in our unique formula.”
Adrian Hunt, Head of Commercial at Rochdale AFC added:
“At Rochdale, we are delighted to welcome new partners to the club, and The Turmeric Co. offers a product that we’re proud to have within our portfolio of partners.
“They’re a health-focused brand and promote good and proper nutrition, so when it came to partnering with them, the decision was a no-brainer.”