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EuroFIT report on CORDIS

You can find the EuroFIT January 2019 report now on the CORDIS website. Read it here. CORDIS is the Community Research and Development Information Service. It is the European Commission’s primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense.

Lifestyle change programmes run for fans by football clubs score health goals

A programme which targeted the lifestyles of male football fans of 15 European football clubs has been more effective in improving physical activity than other physical activity intervention programmes, according to research published in PLOS Medicine today, February 5, 2019. The clubs involved were Arsenal, Everton, Newcastle, Manchester City, Stoke (England); ADO Den Haag, FC […]

EuroFIT at the 2018 Amsterdam Public Health meeting

Drs. Hidde van der Ploeg, Judith Jelsma and Femke Van Nassau presented EuroFIT results during the annual meeting of the Amsterdam Public Health (APH) research institute. Their presentation was part of an interactive panel discussion with a PSV coach and two managers from Blackburn Rovers. Hidde van der Ploeg commented, “It was great to talk to our […]

EuroFIT results presented at A Coruña sports conference

  On November 23, 2018 EuroFIT Coordinator Professor Sally Wyke of University of Glasgow presented EuroFIT results at the X Congreso Internacional de le Asociacón Espanola de Ciencias del Deporte. The meeting was organized by the Spanish Association of Sports Sciences and hosted by the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education at the University of A Coruña in A […]

EuroFIT at ISPAH 2018

EuroFIT was presented at a special session of the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH 2018) in London, on 15-17  October 2018. The session “Increasing physical activity in overweight football fans: From developing and evaluating intervention programs to wider implementation in practice” included four presentations of different aspects of […]

EuroFIT programme Launch in Brussels 31 Oct – press release

The EuroFIT programme will be officially launched in Brussels on 31 October, with the participation and support of UEFA and the European Commission, participating clubs and the fully EuroFIT consortium team. A small number of delegate places (free of charge) are still available. For details, see our press release here.

EuroFIT’s clinical trial presented at WHO European Healthy Cities conference, Belfast

EuroFIT Coordinator, Prof Sally Wyke of the Institute of Health & Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow facilitated a session at the WHO European Healthy Cities Network’s 2018 International Healthy Cities Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.  Sally’s talk, “Effectiveness of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) randomized controlled trial in England, Portugal, the Netherlands and […]

Prof Sally Wyke presents EuroFIT for the Society for Social Medicine

EuroFIT Coordinator, Professor Sally Wyke of the Institute of Health and Well Being at the University of Glasgow presented at the Society for Social Medicine meeting today. Sally’s talk entitled “Effectiveness of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): randomized controlled trial in England, Portugal, the Netherlands and Norway” described the project’s origins, its core components, objectives, […]

Prof Roberts raises awareness of EuroFIT at International Association of Applied Psychology meeting

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences’ Prof Glyn Roberts was an invited symposium speaker at the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Montreal, Canada. Glyn’s talk was entitled, “Motivation strategies for sustained behavior change in active lifestyle interventions: The EuroFIT project”. The meeting was held from June 26-30, 2018. Every four years the International Association of Applied […]