The project is in the 10 Dec version of the Health – EU Newsletter.
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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
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.
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.
Ethics approvals are now in place for the EuroFIT trial in Norway – recruitment is underway!
Check out our Norweigan site here for more information.
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?”.
Prof. Sally Wyke and Dr. Chris Bunn of Glasgow University presented on translating the successful Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme from Scotland to other European countries through EuroFIT at a Global Active City Development meeting in Liverpool on 28 Oct 2015. Organised by Matthew Philpott of Healthy Stadia (HS) and Mike Salla of Everton in the Community (EITC), the programme included presentations on a range of health projects from HS and EITC. The meeting was in support of the Global Active Cities Development, for which Liverpool is a pilot Active City. Attendees included members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and EVALEO, a Swiss non-profit association whose goal is the development and active promotion of sustainable health for all.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 602170. The material presented and views expressed here are the responsibility of the author(s) only. The EU Commission takes no responsibility for any use made of the information set out.