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Update from the Blackburn Rovers EuroFIT programme, April 2018

Dr Matthew Philpott of Healthy Stadia reports on the EuroFIT delivery at the Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire, UK. The Blackburn Rovers Football Club has 20 men participating in their EuroFIT pilot programme. Participants are ready to start Week 6. Thus far, feedback from both the coaches and the participants has been extremely positive. Below are some […]

EuroFIT celebrates World Day of Physical Activity 2018 in Portugal

Hugo V. Pereira of the University of Lisbon presented the EuroFIT project on Friday, April 6th in celebration of the World Day of Physical Activity 2018. The presentation highlighted how the love for football can be used in practice to promote healthy lifestyles in community programs. Hugo’s talk was facilitated in the Odivelas Municipality of Lisbon. Read […]

EuroFIT at FNAS/SICAD Forum, Portugal

In the recent past, a presentation of EuroFIT by the University of Lisbon team at the U Lisboa Health Network caught the attention of the President of the National Forum for Alcohol and Health (FNAS). As a result, the University of Lisbon EuroFIT research group was invited to be a part of the Forum. This Forum […]

EuroFIT tactics score at the Football is Medicine conference

On January 25 and 26th, EuroFIT’s University of Lisbon team of Pedro Teixeira, Hugo Vieira Pereira and Marlene Silva and presented EuroFIT at the “Football is Medicine” international conference in Lisbon. This scientific conference assembled expert researchers from around the globe to present and discuss the increasing evidence of recreational football practice as a tool for the prevention […]

90 Segondos de Ciencia

The University of Lisbon’s Dr Marlene N. Silva discusses EuroFIT on the Portuguese radio programme ‘90 Seconds of Science’ on 4 January 2018. Have a listen to the segment here https://www.rtp.pt/play/p2936/e322278/90-segundos-ciencia

Portuguese Coach Training at the ‘City of Football’

On November 14th and 15th, coaches from Braga and Rio Ave football clubs received their coach training. Both clubs will start recruitment and plan to begin the EuroFIT program in January 2018. “It was great training, we learned a lot of new and exciting things but most of all a new way of interacting with participants […]

EuroFIT features in many non-scientific journals

Reaching out to non-scientific audiences with the project mission, objectives and findings is important too. EuroFIT partners have communicated with a variety of audiences and spread the word in non-scientific journals, such as: • The journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology devoted to health professionals, “Factores de Risco”, “invited Marlene Silva to write a […]

Publication- The intervention process in the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) trial: a mixed method protocol for evaluation

EuroFIT consortium has published a paper: The intervention process in the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) trial: a mixed method protocol for evaluation by authors Van de Glind, I., Bunn, C. J., Gray, C. M., Hunt, K., Andersen, E., Jelsma, J., Morgan, H., Pereira, H., Roberts, G., Rooksby, J., Røynesdal, Ø., Silva, M. N., Sørensen, M., […]

Profs Kate Hunt and Theo van Achterberg will present research at SPARC 2017

EuroFIT PIs will present at SPARC 2017, a conference which will be held at Edinburgh University, UK on Thursday, 23 November. Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections or SPARC is a network of physical activity researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in Scotland. SPARC is organised by the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) at the University […]