Class of 2013

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Dane Baker

City & country of residence
Point Chevalier, New Zealand

My work
Current Sports Dietitian for: Chiefs Super Rugby Franchise Counties Manukau Rugby New Zealand Swimming New Zealand Hockey New Zealand Football Previously worked as a Sports Dietitian in Qatar at ASPETAR sports medicine hospital.

My current sports nutrition practice
I work with a variety of teams and organisations, my main jobs are with the Chiefs rugby team (based in Hamilton New Zealand), I work with them 2 days per week and 2-3 days per week I work for High Performance Sport New Zealand, where I am the lead nutrit

My goals in sports nutrition
To work with elite athletes and to continue to improve my knowledge and skills to help contribute to improvements in performance with the athletes that I work with.

My own sporting background
I played golf to an elite level through school and early university before focusing full time on my studies. I also swam and played football and softball at a competetive level. These days I am a passionate surfer and like to play golf and keep in shape with kickboxing and gym work.

My favourite sporting moment or heroes
Favourite sporting heroes: Muhammed Ali, Michael Jordan, Kelly Slater. Favourite sporting moments: - Any time New Zealand beat Australia in sport!!! Watching New Zealanders win gold medals at olympic games.

My favourite foods
Hungarian Bread Puffs Coke Zero Smoothies - ideally in tropical locations after a 3 hour surf!

Other things of interest about me
Lived in the middle east for a year. Love to travel, went through costa rica surfing last year. Like all sports