EuroFIT Trial Kicks Off Soon in Norway

Fieldworkers involved in the EuroFIT trial in Norway will complete their training today (07 Jan 2016). Our first baseline measures of participants will start on Monday, 11 Jan 2016!

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Preparing for fieldworker training

EuroFIT in Health-EU Newsletter

The project is in the 10 Dec version of the Health – EU Newsletter.

EuroFIT Health EU Dec 2015

You can see previous editions and subscribe here.

EuroFIT features as Success Story

EuroFIT has been featured as a Success Story on the European Commission’s Research and Innovation website!

EuroFIT’s overall aim is to build new social partnerships between football clubs, fans and researchers that harness the power of football to deliver an innovative public health programme. This project is extremely exciting and ambitious – it could be adapted for all sorts of other groups, and lead to positive lifestyle changes in men, their families and wider social networks across Europe.

– Prof. Sally Wyke, EuroFIT Coordinator

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Radio Coverage in Portugal

More great coverage of the project in Portugal!

EuroFIT featured on TSF Radio, a leading news station – more here, including video coverage at Sporting Clube de Portugal.PT SCP Session PT SCP coach

 

EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

EuroFIT Coordinator Prof. Sally Wyke spoke at a meeting of the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health on 03 Dec 2015 in Luxembourg. The platform is a forum for European-level organisations, ranging from the food industry to consumer protection NGOs, willing to commit ‘current trends in diet and physical activity’.
Prof. Wyke presented EuroFIT as a case study of one the physical activity projects funded by the EU, as well as evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of our predecessor project FFIT.
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Prof. Wyke, Dr. Rachida Ghalouci (EuroFIT Project Officer) and DG Santé Representatives

Check out the November 2015 Flash Report!

Our latest Flash Report gives an update on our pilot study of the EuroFIT programme, the start of our randomised controlled trial and an update on our technologies (SitFIT and MatchFIT).

You can find the report here.

EuroFIT Flash Report Nov 2015

Ethics Approval for Trial in Norway

Ethics approvals are now in place for the EuroFIT trial in Norway – recruitment is underway!

Check out our Norweigan site here for more information.

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EuroFIT project meeting in Manchester

The team had a very productive meeting in Manchester, 10 – 11 Nov 2015, hosted by Healthy Stadia. We discussed validation of the SitFIT device, results of the feasibility assessment of the EuroFIT programme in Everton and progress of the randomised controlled trial of the EuroFIT programme now underway in the Netherlands, UK and Portugal. Planning for the next phase of the project, replication of the programme in new clubs, was also a key focus of the meeting.

Doing our best to sit less and move more – we even had a standing lunch!

Manchester plenary standing lunch

Norwegian Media Coverage of the Project

Norwegian broadcaster (NRK) wrote about EuroFIT yesterday in an article “Supporters will be slimmed”, asking the question “What do Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City and Rosenborg, Strømsgodset and Vålerenga have in common?”.

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EuroFIT Trial starts in the Netherlands