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New website celebrates Scottish football’s role in society

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A new SPFL Trust website provides a home for the community work of all 42 professional football clubs in Scotland

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has launched a new website detailing the community work carried out by its charitable trust.

The SPFL Trust website provides information relating to non-football related community activity across all 42 clubs in Scotland.

You can also find out more about the work of the SPFL Trust whose aim is to deliver real social change across Scotland using the hook of football.

Featured on the site at present is a call to supporters who want to lose weight.

The popular Football Fans In Training (FFIT)12-week programme will this season see male supporters of 26 clubs team up with coaches to take part in a healthy living programme.

New website celebrates Scottish football’s role in society

I have gone from a size 3XL to an M in a football top size so this is a mark improvement for me

The coaches will provide expert training and dieting advice to those taking part, such as Hibs’ fan Glenn who managed to come off his blood pressure medication due to reducing his weight and BMI level.

Speaking about the programme he said: “My goals now are to maintain my fitness and improve on that. My weight is no longer an issue and nor will it ever be.

“I have even taken part in some body building – in fact, I am now a stone and half heavier but my waist size has reduced by 2 cm so I am going in the right way.

“I have gone from a size 3XL to an M in a football top size so this is a big improvement for me.”

Men aged 35 to 65 years old, with a trouser waist size of at least 38 inches can sign up for FFIT at spfltrust.org.uk/projects/football-fans-in-training.

 

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