20 Mar Further Information Released on EURO 2012 RESPECT Your Health Programme
Further information has now been released on RESPECT Your Health, UEFA’s official health programme for the EURO 2012 European Football Championships, including details of a ‘European Youth Camp’ involving children from all 53 UEFA nations.
RESPECT Your Health will run in the eight host cities in Poland and Ukraine in the build up to the tournament, with the aim of improving levels of health literacy, affecting lifestyle behaviour change, and increasing community involvement in social and sports activities. The programme is coordinated by development through football organisation streetfootballworld, and supported by a host of partners including the European Healthy Stadia Network and World Heart Federation.
Healthy lifestyle education focussing on smoking prevention, healthy eating, responsible alcohol consumption and increased physical activity will be delivered by coaches as part of football and sports training sessions, and a specialist healthy lifestyle training handbook has been developed to assist coaches in their delivery. A full briefing paper on the programme and participating partners is available below, which includes links to the healthy lifestyle training handbook, RESPECT Your Health website, and information on a post-tournament ‘European Youth Camp’ involving children from all 53 UEFA nations.
If you or your organisation would like further details on the programme or feel that you could contribute to raising the profile of this work, please contact Matthew Philpott from Healthy Stadia (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kristina Gawriljuk from streetfootballworld (Gawriljuk@streetfootballworld.org) and we will be happy to help.