Football clubs, National Associations and key agencies such as the World Health Organisation, European Commission and UEFA gathered for the EuroFIT Launch Event held at Scotland House in Brussels on 31 October 2018. The aim of the event was to celebrate the success of the research project and to learn how the ground-breaking programme will be […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Portuguese Football Federation, as a sponsor of the EuroFIT Portuguese pilots and to establish the social norm in Portugal by being an example to football clubs, hosted the EuroFIT program at the City of Football facilities (home of the Portuguese National team). Eighteen participants, overweight and sedentary men, managers and staff from small football […]
Rio Ave FC and SC Braga already finished their EuroFIT deliveries. The initiative was a success, with coaches and participants asking for the continuation of the programme. “The balance is extremely positive, everybody leaves the project happy, everybody accomplished their goals, and that’s what is more satisfying.” (Coach) “The experience was fabulous, it is a […]
EuroFIT recently featured in Dependencias Magazine, an institutional magazine that typically publishes news on topics relating to poor health habits and alcohol consumption. However, the EuroFIT project was described in detail and exemplified as a set of best practices to be followed in interventional programs with the potential to influence behaviours, besides physical activity. This media […]
Blackburn Rovers season ticket holder Mike Graham believes in the Community Trust’s EuroFIT programme. “I feel so much healthier, I have continued to lose weight but now I can put my shorts on for the first time in a while,” he said. “I have lost the equivalent to 16 bags of sugar so EuroFIT has […]
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