The SPFL Trust helps deliver Football Fans In Training to almost 1,000 supporters across the country.
Ross County supporters are enjoying a FFIT and healthy 2015 – thanks to a healthy lifestyle and training programme led by The SPFL Trust and now backed by famous faces Archie MacPherson and Alan Rough.
The Football Fans in Training programme* (FFIT) – which helps supporters feel better and live a healthier lifestyle by losing weight, taking more exercise and improving their diet – ran at 16 clubs last year including Ross County and is now being delivered at an additional 10.
The initiative, funded by the Scottish Government, is free for participants and is now running for the fourth consecutive season at Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) clubs. Those taking part in the 12-week programme can enjoy weekly training sessions at the home stadiums of the clubs they support, enjoyable unique behind-the-scenes access. Since the project began, participants have collectively lost an incredible 7.5 tonnes in weight.
The latest phase of FFIT, which will reach 1,200 people including an estimated 20 at Ross County, was launched by legendary Scottish football commentator Archie MacPherson – the voice of a radio campaign to help attract participants – as well as former Scotland goalkeeper Alan Rough.
Archie MacPherson said: “Football Fans In Training is delivering exactly what football has always had the power to do – a strong link between club and community, for the betterment of the supporters – and it’s great to see Ross County involved in this.
“I’m proud to lend my voice to this superb programme which has already achieved amazing results, and I’m just as thrilled it has now been extended to run at 26 SPFL clubs across the country. I wish all Ross County participants every success with FFIT and look forward to hearing of many more successes in the future.”
Clubs currently offering FFIT are Aberdeen, Albion Rovers, Annan Athletic, Brechin City, Celtic, Cowdenbeath, Dundee, Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, East Fife, Falkirk, Hamilton Accies, Hearts, Hibernian, Inverness CT, Kilmarnock, Montrose, Morton, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Queen’s Park, Rangers, Ross County, St Johnstone, St Mirren and Stenhousemuir.
Details about FFIT and how to sign up to your local club’s programme can be found on the new SPFL Trust website http://spfltrust.org.uk/