FFIT now recruiting
11th January 2013
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Football Fans in Training (FFIT study) on TV
17th February 2012
And I would walk a million steps... then I would walk a million more...
FFIT wins Herald Society Award
23rd November 2011
The Scottish Premier League Trust's Football Fans in Training initiative has won a Herald Society Award under Health Provider of the Year category.
The sessions are run by club coaches and are aimed at men aged between 35 and 65 who meet any of the following criteria – BMI 27+, belly 100cm + or trouser waist size of 38 inches +. Over the two courses run so far, 412 men have lost 2366kg or 2.3 tonnes and 2361 cm off waistlines.
Football Fans in Training documentary
25th July 2011
Jim Spence presents a BBC Radio Scotland documentary on the Scottish Premier League Trust's award-winning Football Fans in Training programme.
SPL Trust Champions in Europe
22nd July 2011
Last week, the SPL Trust’s Football Fans in Training project won a European Professional Football League (EPFL) Best Practice Award in the Social Responsibility category.
The winner was announced at the EPFL Gala Ceremony on 7 July and the award was collected by SPL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster.
The EPFL Best Practice awards celebrate and raise awareness of the very best League initiatives in areas such as Social Responsibility, Youth Development and Communications.
Football Fans in Training is a partnership between the SPL Trust, Football Pools, and the Scottish Government to run twelve week sessions at SPL clubs aimed at improving physical activity, diet and promoting a healthy lifestyle amongst participants.
The programme was developed and is being evaluated with academics from the Universities of Glasgow, Dundee and Strathclyde and the Medical Research Council. The sessions are run by club coaches and are aimed at men aged between 35 and 65 who meet any of the following criteria – BMI 28+, belly 100cm + or trouser waist size of 38 inches +. Over the two courses run so far, 412 men have lost 2366kg or 2.3 tonnes and 2361 cm off waistlines.
SPL Trust General Manager, Billy Singh, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious European Award. This is great recognition for all the participants and community coaches at the SPL clubs. Their dedication and hard work has been a great source of inspiration to others and I would encourage men to sign up for next season."
Recruitment is under way for year two of Football Fans in Training. To find out more or to sign up call 0800 389 2129, text FFIT 88802 or email email@example.com
The Association of European Professional Football Leagues will honour projects in the field of Youth Development, Marketing, Communications and Social Responsibility
27th June 2011
The winners of the inaugural EPFL Best Practices Awards will be awarded on the evening of Thursday, 7 July 2011, in Vienna. Excitement builds ahead of the Gala Ceremony which will culminate this pioneering initiative. The football community and the wider public opinion will get to know then which Best Practice activities and projects performed by the European Leagues during the 2010/2011 season have been selected and prized, in four different categories: Youth Development, Marketing, Communications and Social Responsibility.
The winning Leagues will be awarded with a handmade trophy to recognize their achievements. Its shape and colour reflect the EPFL's identity, with stylized rings representing the 30 current EPFL Members and Associate Members. The spherical form of the golden and silver statuettes were inspired by the EPFL's own logo, and stands for the common sense of purpose and unity of the Leagues around their Association, as per the attached image publicly unveiled for the first time.
Full results from FFIT 5-a-side tournament at St Mirren Park on Saturday 18th June
22nd June 2011
Well done to all involved.
1 BBC* (team photo)
1 Inverness Caley Thistle (team photo) (trophy photo)
2 Motherwell (team photo)
3 Celtic (team photo)
4 Rangers (team photo)
5 Dundee United (team photo)
6 Kilmarnock (team photo)
7 St Johnstone (team photo)
8 Hearts (team photo)
9 St Mirren (team photo)
* the BBC team included some ex-internationals and were there for the exhibition.
The FFIT 5s tournament winners and runners up
22nd June 2011
FFIT 2010/11 graduates came together at St Mirren Park on Saturday 18th June to play in the inaugural FFIT 5-a-side tournament.
Teams (and supporters) came from Celtic, Dundee United, Hearts, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Rangers, St Johnstone and St Mirren to play each other and a team from BBC Sports.
All involved with FFIT had an absolutely fantastic day with the boys from Inverness Caley Thistle lifting the impressive trophy with Motherwell a close second and managed an impressive 12-0 win.
Paul Bradley BBC Sports Producer, graduate of Celtic FFIT 2010/11 and team player for BBC Scotland team has created a montage of the day. -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/scotland/13846424.stm
The FFIT 5s tournament
3rd June 2011
The FFIT 5s tournament has been rearranged to Saturday 18th June, 1pm-4pm, at St. Mirren FC.
If you are keen to get a team together then get in touch with the Coaches at your Club. It promises to be a great day that'll celebrate the hard work you have all put in!