Community Development


Sports stadia and their clubs have become an important community catalyst, using the power of their team badge to engage different sections of society about various issues including education, employment and health.

Healthy Stadia works closely with community trusts and charitable foundations connected to professional sports clubs all over the UK and Europe, gathering information, sharing best practice and designing bespoke interventions for use within local communities to tackle non-communicable diseases and alleviate health inequalities.

Projects & Programmes



The gold-standard 12-week physical activity programme for overweight football fans


Sugary Drinks Education

Give Up Loving Pop with your club with these Key Stage 2 PSHE resources on high-sugar drinks


Trauma & ACEs

Online training available for sports organisations on trauma-informed practice and resilience


Healthy Goals

Train your community coaches to deliver interactive sessions on lifestyle risk factors


Football Fans and Betting

Helping football fans rediscover their love for the game not the gamble


Boundaries for Life

The health screening initiative has been performing health checks at cricket matches for almost a decade


Smokefree Squad

Training stadium stewards in stop smoking brief intervention techniques


Homeless World Cup

Delivering training to build capacity in homeless football clubs


SmokeFree Sports

Your club can help prevent the initiation of smoking through sport activities

COVID-19 and Sport

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Healthy Stadia in partnership with our sister organisation, Food Active, has developed a range of guidance materials for use by community sports organisations that may be supporting food banks and/or vulnerable members of their community.

These documents include an overview of Vitamin D supplementation, guidance on how to assemble a healthy, balanced food parcel and meal ideas for both non-perishable and fresh food items.


Support for Community Sports Organisations

Information on Vitamin D supplementation and how to assemble a healthy, balanced food parcel

About Us

Find out more about Healthy Stadia and the Healthy Stadia concept

Stadia Guidance

Support for stadia to introduce health-promoting policies


Find out more about our range of community health programmes


Learn more about how we advocate for change through sport

Research Projects

Discover how we support researchers and deliver projects


Find out how we support Europe’s governing body of football