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09 06 2022

Who Is Keith Emmerson?


Keith Emmerson comes from a strong sporting background; primarily football but represented county level at a young age for cricket and athletics. His main sport is football, after being released from professional football at the age of 20, he joined the British Army in 2003 and is still serving to this current date as a Soldier Performance Specialist in the Royal Army Physical Training Corps.

MILITARY BACKGROUND


Keith began his military career in 2003 completing his All Arms Physical Training Instructors Course in 2007 after deployments to Afghanistan he then worked in Basic Training as a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) developing Soldiers into the British Army, before being selected to join the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) in 2011, where he currently serves to date.

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Keith in CF’s original T-shirt!

MILITARY FOOTBALL


Alongside his career within the military Keith has continued with his main passion of football. Where he has represented both Corps, Army and United Kingdom Armed Forces over 18+ years of service.

Amassing 150+ appearances for the British Army Mens Representative Football Team Keith has won various Inter Services competitions against the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, both as a player and as a player coach. Representing the United Kingdom Armed Forces Football Team. Over an 18 year period he has been successful in winning various Kentish Cup Championships against the Belgium, Netherlands and French Armed Forces.

Keith has also been fortunate to play football for the military in the following locations, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Slovakia.

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NON LEAGUE FOOTBALL


Keith has made 1000+ appearances in non league football spanning over a 22 year career, having recently played the last two seasons for Step 2 Vanarama National League South team, Hungerford Town Football Club.

Keith has a vast amount of clubs over 22 years, due to having to move locations every 2-3 years with the military, but has been successful with football league promotions with Poole Town FC, Farnborough FC, and Taunton Town FC and also playing in the first round of the FA Cup with non league team Shildon AFC.

Keith now goes into another season of non league football with Southern Premier League team Dorchester Town FC, in his 23rd year of elite football.

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Keith Emmerson winning a header.

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE?


Football wise the ones that come to mind are as follows;

  • Playing in the 1st round of the FA Cup.
  • Captain of a joint British Army and Royal Air Force Football Team at Wembley for the Bobby Moore Cancer Charity Fund.
  • British Army Football Captain in the Game of Truce against the German Armed Forces Team.
  • Football League Promotions with Poole Town FC, Farnborough FC and Taunton Town FC.
  • Most capped and decorated British Army Footballer in its history.
  • 1000+ Non League Football appearances.
  • Off the Line Blog Vanarama National League South Team of the Year 20/21.

WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DO YOU USE AND WHY?


Supplements form part of my daily routine, and assists with my post recovery protocols whether that’s in the gym or on the football field. I want to feel as good as possible for my next training session / competitive fixture and supplementing well can definitely help with that. 

I currently use the Vegan Protein which is ideal to ensure daily protein targets of 1.5-2.2g of protein per kg of lean bodyweight. Alongside a daily dose creatine monohydrate these are the two essentials and non negotiable for me.

WHY COMBAT FUEL?


The ethos of the company is formidable from where it started to where it is at this current date. Not only do I believe in the products but I believe in the team behind the brand. The supplements from Combat Fuel are of the highest quality, all supplements are tested to ensure that individuals will not fail a compulsory drug test, and are backed by years of scientific research. Just look at the branding too! From where it all started below to where it is now.

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CF branding when Keith first found CF in 2019!
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Our updated and current branding!