EuroFIT to partner with the Newcastle United Foundation

EuroFIT and Newcastle United Foundation have agreed to partner to run the UK preliminary tests of the EuroFIT feasibility study.

Newcastle United Foundation mission is to harness football’s power to deliver positive change. They encourage learning and promote healthy lifestyles that will make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and families in their region.

The EuroFIT team look forward to partnering with the Newcastle United Foundation on this stage of our study.

Flash Report Available – July 2014

EuroFIT’s first official Flash Report is now available as a .pdf on our Press Box, in the Press Release & Media Downloads Section.

This Flash Report covers project aims, current work, recent achievements, and challenges and opportunities.  It also provides an illustrated timeline for the project.

For future updates, please subscribe to our newsletter on the right hand sidebar and you’ll receive an email upon the release of our next project update!

 

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FFIT & EuroFIT Featured on BBC

Football Fans in Training and EuroFIT were both featured recently on the BBC News Website, in a report by Eleanor Bradford.  A link to the feature can be found here.

 

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27545191

FFIT featured on German Television

The EuroFIT predecessor programme, FFIT, was recently featured on German TV, and included an interview with EuroFIT coordinator Prof. Sally Wyke.

You can find a link to the programme here.

FFIT Programme: Arbroath flat fire hero helped by football fitness programme

One of the individuals involved in our predecessor programme – FFIT – recently made the news for all the rights reasons.

From the Evening Telegraph:

The heroic delivery driver who saved a woman from a blazing Angus building said football fitness helped him during the rescue.

Brian Provan was on the ball when he charged into the Arbroath flat and and pulled one-legged woman Kirsty Adam to safety.

The 43-year-old dad-of-one smashed a window and sprinted into the smoke twice, to ensure all the occupants were safe.

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Incredible FFIT Coverage

Our predecessor programme – Football Fans in Training – has received some remarkable coverage over the last week with the publication of their paper in the Lancet Magazine.  Below is a selection of the coverage:

Coverage in Britain:

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Sky Sports – 28/01/14 – Scottish Football Fans in Training

http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/9137551/scottish-football-fans-in-training

The Guardian – 21/01/14 – Football fans get FFIT through Scottish premiership scheme tackling obesity

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/21/football-fans-scottish-premiership-obesity-fitness-scheme

Herald – 21/01/14 – Football Fans in Training programme helps men to shed their excess pounds

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/football-fans-in-training-programme-helps-men-to-shed-their-excess-pounds.23229945

Independent – 21/01/14 – Who ate fewer of the pies? Scottish football clubs’ weight loss initiative proves successful with fans

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/who-ate-fewer-of-the-pies-scottish-football-clubs-weight-loss-initiative-proves-successful-with-fans-9072972.html?origin=internalSearch

STV News – 21/01/14 – Playing football effective way for men to lose weight, study shows

http://news.stv.tv/west-central/261112-playing-football-effective-way-for-men-to-lose-weight-study-shows/

BBC News – 21/01/14 – SPFL tackles fans’ weight problems

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25832757

 

International Coverage:

The Journal (www.thejournal.ie) – 21/01/14 – How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight

http://www.thejournal.ie/ffit-programme-football-fans-lose-weight-1269221-Jan2014/

Le Quotidien du Medecin.fr – 21/01/14 – Une étude qui sort les supporters de foot de leur canapé

http://www.lequotidiendumedecin.fr/actualite/recherche-sciences/une-etude-qui-sort-les-supporters-de-foot-de-leur-canape

www.spiegel.de – 22/04/14 – Trainieren beim Lieblingsverein: Fußballliebe motiviert Männer zum Abspecken

http://m.spiegel.de/gesundheit/ernaehrung/a-944631.html#spRedirectedFrom=www&referrrer=

Chron – 21/01/14 – Do Texans really care about their fans? If so, they should check this out?

http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2014/01/do-the-texans-really-care-about-their-fans-if-so-they-should-check-this-out/

www.gp.se – 21/01/14 – Feta fotbollsfans gick ner i vikt

http://www.gp.se/nyheter/varlden/1.2251426-feta-fotbollsfans-gick-ner-i-vikt

www.svd.se – 21/01/14 – Feta fotbollsfans smalare

http://www.svd.se/sport/feta-fans-gick-ner-i-vikt_8914338.svd

Sydsvenskan – 21/01/14 – Fotbollslklubbar hjälper fans att rasa

http://www.sydsvenskan.se/sport/fotboll/fotbollslklubbar-hjalper-fans-att-rasa/

Daily Monitor (Uganda) – 21/01/14 – Study shows football can tackle obesity

http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/Health—Living/Study-shows-football-can-tackle-obesity/-/689846/2161154/-/1udg66/-/index.html

Voice of Russia – 26/01/14 – Football fan fitness programme hailed success in world first

http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/news/2014_01_26/Football-fan-fitness-programme-hailed-success-in-world-first-6425/

Brabants Dagblad – 14/02/14 – Voetbalclubs helpen zware fans af te vallen

FFIT Dutch Coverage

 

 

EuroFIT Receives Worldwide Media Coverage

EuroFIT enjoyed remarkable worldwide coverage this past week, with articles in both traditional and new media.  Below is a selection of the media attention:

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