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FFIT (Football Fans in Training) – Certificate Presentation

At Arbroath FC we are committed to supporting our wider community far beyond the 90 minutes on match day.

We believe football can be used as a force for good that has numerous social benefits – including reinforcing collective identities, improving self-esteem, inspiring young and old, promoting wellbeing and healthy living band contributing to social inclusion. Football is a powerful tool for engagement and we at Arbroath FC believe we have a duty to give something back to our community and deliver real social change.

The Football Fans in Training programme is one such project and our latest participants were awarded with their certificates yesterday at Gayfield by Arbroath Chairman Mike Caird in the 36-0 Lounge.

The men and women have all graduated from this brilliant scheme which helps you get fit and lose weight but also learning how to make positive changes to your lifestyle. Over 60 fans have now participated in two FFIT courses with Arbroath FC. Many have seen significant health improvements and everyone who has been on the course now has the tools to have a healthier lifestyle.

The latest FFIT graduates lost a combined total of 134.5kg (21 stone 3 lbs) and an average of 4.3kg (10 lbs) per person. They also reduced their waist size by 5.1cm (2”) with a combined total waist loss of 158cm (5 ft 1”).

We are now looking for 20 men and 20 women to start in our next FFIT course which will start in January 2019.

Remember it is completely free!

There are a few simple criteria you have to meet to enter.

If you are a aged between 35 to 65,

Have a BMI of 28+

Men – waist size in excessive of 38”

Women – Dress size 16+

It is the perfect course if you have an interest in improving your health, losing weight and getting active?

Open to both men and women, Football Fans In Training provides football fans with an opportunity to become healthier, lose weight, and to become happier at the same time.

You’ll get a behind the scenes look at your club, be trained by selected club coaches, have a nosy at the trophy cabinet and have the chance to talk tactics in the dressing rooms. Who knows, maybe you’ll even bump into a player or two!

The programme is held at Gayfield Park and will start in January 2019 for 12 weeks. Participants can only take part in one programme.

The meetings will take place in the evening and will last 90 minutes.

The 90 minutes will be split in half with the first 45 minutes on discussing positive changes to your lifestyle then 45 minutes of physical activity.

For more information or to book your place,

please contact; Brian Cargill by

Telephone – 07793-070168

E-mail –

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