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:


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


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


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


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


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


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



International Coverage:

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


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


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


Chron – 21/01/14 – Do 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


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


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


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


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


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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