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 ( – 21/01/14 – How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight

Le Quotidien du – 21/01/14 – Une étude qui sort les supporters de foot de leur canapé – 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? – 21/01/14 – Feta fotbollsfans gick ner i vikt – 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—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

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

FFIT Dutch Coverage