SDT 2016 Conference

EuroFIT researcher Marlene Silva (FMH, University of Lisbon) presented ‘The power of football: Using self-determination theory to promote health behavior change in the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) project’ at the Sixth International Conference on Self Determination Theory in Victoria, Canada on 04 June 2016.

The project received lots of interest and questions researchers from the US and Australia were very interested in adapting the idea to their countries (using other sports because of cultural reasons).

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Project Featured on Vålerenga Website

Excellent coverage of the programme at Vålerenga Fotball – have a look!

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Public Health Research Workshop in Glasgow

EuroFIT hosted a Public Health Research Workshop in Glasgow at Hampden Park on 10 Mar 2016,  bringing together five European projects on physical activity. Prof. Nanette Mutrie (University of Edinburgh) gave a keynote address. A series of presentations from the EU Commission highlighted the activities of three Directorates General. This was followed by presentations from projects EuroFIT, PASTA, Credits4Health, REPOPA and SitLESS, in which consortium representatives shared their project results and discussed what is needed next. A series of breakout and discussion sessions explored common themes, such as engaging with policy makers, activity-stimulating urban planning, commuting and health, and technology for behaviour change.

Graduation Ceremony in Man City

EuroFIT participants at Manchester City Football Club had a graduation ceremony to mark the end of their programme.

The coaches put together a presentation to summarise the programme, including participant achievements and reflections (slides 17+).

Well done!

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‘Coz football is what we all have’ – New Publication from FFIT

Glasgow University researchers leading FFIT, predecessor of EuroFIT, have published a paper in Sociology of Health & Illness.

You can read the full paper here.

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Trial Starting in Norway

The trial officially starts in Norway today – best of luck to the team!

 

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EuroFIT Featured on euronews

We’ve been featured on euronews! Check it out

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EuroFIT at Health Psychology Congress in Portugal

EuroFIT was presented at the 11th National Congress on Health Psychology, 26 – 29 Jan 2016 in Lisbon, in a symposium targeting theoretically-based behavioral change interventions. EuroFIT goals and design were presented, as well as presenting the project as an example to illustrate how theory can be used to guide intervention development.

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EuroFIT Session Covered on TV in Portugal

The Portuguese TV channel Porto Canal covered a EuroFIT session at FC Porto.

During the interview, the coach stressed the difference between physical activity and sedentary time and highlighted the importance of keeping the focus on lifestyle change.

The club ambassador was also interviewed.

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