EuroFIT enters the knock-out stages

EuroFIT enters the knock-out stages

Following a successful two-day meeting in Lisbon, the European Fans In Training project is quickly readying itself for life after research.

After five research-intense years, the European Fans In Training (EuroFIT) project held its final consortium meeting in Lisbon on May 8th & 9th 2018. Hosted by the University of Lisbon, the meeting consisted of work package discussions, updates on the latest round of pilot clubs, publication planning, presentations on the positive results of the programme.

The meeting also included detailed discussions on the creation of a post-research project EuroFIT steering group, and how they will help shape implementation and roll-out of the programme across Europe, in addition to some final reflections and future priorities.

Now that the EuroFIT programme has been trialled and tested in 21 clubs in four countries, over the next 12 months, Healthy Stadia with the assistance of the EuroFIT steering group, will begin talking to National Associations and Federations, League Operators and individual clubs about running EuroFIT. The initial pilot clubs from England, Netherlands, Norway and Portugal will also have the opportunity to run EuroFIT once more.

As academic publications continue to pour out of the EuroFIT project, several researchers will be delivering conference presentations using EuroFIT data on a variety of subjects including physical activity and sedentary behaviour, non-communicable diseases, motivation and goal-setting theory.

See below for a sample of some of the conferences EuroFIT researchers will be presenting at this year:

  • 3 – 6 June 2018 – International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) – Hong Kong
  • 15 – 17 October 2018 – International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) – Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
  • 5 – 7 September 2018 – Society for Social Medicine – Glasgow

More details of additional conference presentations to follow.

Michael Viggars

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