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How the FIT FANS programme is changing lives for the better

14 November 2020

Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity, and this extra weight can cause pressure to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight...

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Clubs quick to respond to community needs during new restrictions

10 November 2020

As we are all adapting to the new restrictions and our ever-changing world, Clubs and their respective Club Community Organisations (CCOs) are there, once again, proving that they can, and will, make...

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Viv Solomon-Otabor joins school pupils in virtual Show Racism the Red Card event

29 October 2020

Wigan Athletic winger Viv Solomon-Otabor joined pupils from Orrell Holgate Primary School at a virtual Show Racism the Red Card workshop on Friday.

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Peterborough United Foundation helps combat holiday hunger for local children

23 October 2020

The Peterborough United Foundation, the charitable trust of Peterborough United Football Club, have been addressing issues with local schoolchildren being hungry over the October half-term. This...

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How young people are helping Ealing Council with their COVID-19 messaging

16 October 2020

With an increase of coronavirus cases across the capital, Ealing Council drafted in young people from the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme to help with its COVID-19 messaging to the general...

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EFL Trust FIT FANS Wins Leader in Sport Award

23 September 2020

The EFL Trust’s FIT FANS programme, which has helped over 1,000 fans to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, has won a prestigious national award.

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A weight off Lee’s mind

11 September 2020

Minimum exercise, daily takeaways and a craving for sugary drinks – three of the habits Sunderland fan Lee Stewart had to kick to improve both his mental and physical well-being.

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Boro fan Alan fighting fit

21 August 2020

The EFL Trust’s FIT FANS programme forms part of Public Health England’s recently launched ‘Better Health’ campaign, encouraging the nation to lose weight and improve their overall health, cutting the...

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Pen Pal Scheme launched by young people has help Tackle Isolation and Loneliness

20 August 2020

Having heard the uncomfortable statistics about loneliness in their community, a group of young people made it their mission to help connect with elderly people. Over 359 calls and 2,100 minutes...

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FIT FANS programme a roaring for Brewers participant

19 August 2020

The EFL Trust’s FIT FANS programme forms part of Public Health England’s recently launched ‘Better Health’ campaign, encouraging the nation to lose weight and improve their overall health, cutting the...

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Pompey Teens Tackle Loneliness as they ‘Keep Doing Good’

14 August 2020

Young people from Portsmouth were keen to help tackle this issue by making sure people in their community had not been forgotten.

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Tackling Loneliness Together

13 August 2020

This week 32 football clubs launched the ‘Tackling Loneliness Together’ project which is aimed at connecting older people at risk of loneliness.

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Thousands of teenagers pledge to volunteer this summer

29 July 2020

“We want young people to feel more confident and meet new people, as well as feel more connected with their community. ‘Keep Doing Good’ can offer this to them.”

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Football Never Went Away

30 June 2020

EFL Clubs and their respective Club Community Organisations (CCOs) have always been, and remain, at the heart of their communities, and their importance to the daily lives of so many people cannot be...

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Plymouth Argyle FIT FANS participant loses over four stone

25 June 2020

Adrian, who was morbidly obese with a BMI in excess of 40 and high blood pressure, has improved health and wellbeing and changed his life after losing four stone and seven pounds, and 17 inches off...

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Extra Time Hubs helps Mick regain his confidence

19 June 2020

Mick Brown, who has been a Crawley Town supporter for more than 55 years, credits EFL Trust’s Extra Time Hubs for making him feel like a kid again and giving him a new lease of life after attending...

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Argyle Community Trust helps Roger after his wife's passing

18 June 2020

When Plymouth Argyle fan Roger tragically lost his wife at the beginning of lockdown. Argyle Community Trust’s Extra Time Hub stepped in to help him through this difficult time.

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EFL Trust receive funding to continue tackling loneliness

15 June 2020

The EFL Trust has today secured £810,000 of government funding to make onward grants to Club Community Organisations (CCOs) in 32 deprived locations across the country, with the aim of connecting more...

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Thousands to benefit from 'Joy of Moving Home School Festival'

15 May 2020

On International Day of Families, EFL Trust and Ferrero UK are launching the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’, a full afternoon of home school activities and games to get children and their...

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FIT FANS online campaign launched to get football fans active

21 April 2020

The EFL and EFL Trust have today launched an online FIT FANS campaign to provide a safe way for fans to get active in the safety of their homes.

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