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 […]
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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 […]
Several partners of EuroFIT presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) meeting held in Hong Kong. The meeting ran from 3-6 of June 2018. EuroFIT-focussed symposia and presentations included: “European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): The power of football in living a healthy lifestyle”, “Using Motivational Theory to Promote Health […]
Following the successful delivery of their first EuroFIT programme earlier this year, Leicester City Community Trust will begin their second programme later this month. Healthy Stadia alongside partners from the EuroFIT steering group have been working hard to develop a licensing model for clubs – and Leicester City is one of the first clubs in […]
“I am a postdoctoral researcher within the Faculty of Science, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment at Vrije Universitat in Amsterdam. Prior to moving to Amsterdam, I graduated from the London School of Economics/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine joint MSc programme “Health Policy, Planning and Financing”. I worked for one year as a White Helmet for the […]
During the “Increasing physical activity in overweight football fans” symposium at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) 2018 congress, EuroFIT will present “Development and implementation of the EuroFIT intervention program in 15 professional football clubs across Europe”. ISPAH 2018 aims to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice, bringing a wealth […]
The study “Effectiveness of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): randomised controlled trial in England, Portugal, the Netherlands and Norway” by Sally Wyke, C Bunn, E Andersen, J Gill, CM Gray, K Hunt, A McConnachie, F van Nassua, MN da Silva and HP van der Ploeg will be presented at the 62nd Society for Social Medicine […]
The final EuroFIT consortium meeting was hosted by the University of Lisbon in Lisbon on May 8th and 9th 2018. The meeting entailed work package updates, publication planning, presentations on the latest results, discussions on implementation of the project findings, and final reflections and future priorities. By all accounts, it was an enjoyable and productive meeting! […]
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