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.
EuroFIT’s first official Flash Report is now available as a .pdf on our Press Box, in the Press Release & Media Downloads Section.
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Current and former participants from the FFIT programme will play in a 7-a-side tournament in Falkirk Stadium on Saturday 28th June 2014. Teams from football clubs across Scotland, as well as a few celebrity teams, will compete. Players, families and friends will be welcomed to the stadium where matches will run from 9 am.
The tournament will be a celebration of the excellent work of all participants in the programme from across Scotland, and is an opportunity for FFIT participants to unite on the pitch.
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.
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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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
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
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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