Middlesbrough Herald & Post

Take a step to footballin­g fitness


FOOTBALL Fans in Training is a programme aimed at encouragin­g heathier lifestyles in men aged 35-65.

Since June 2106 over 90 men have taken part in the programme and have lost an amazing 90 stone in weight.

A number of the participan­ts since finishing the course have continued there exercise through a weekly Walking Football session and they have even started their own team representi­ng the MFC Foundation in various tournament­s.

The free-to-enter initiative, which targets male football fans aged 35-65, is being delivered by health coaches at MFC Foundation and is funded by NHS South Tees Clinical Commission­ing Group.

Now a UK-wide scheme, FFIT was devised by the Scottish Football League Trust, and has already proven successful with fans of a number of profession­al clubs north of the border.

The project offers Boro fans the chance to be trained by select club coaches, have a nosy behind the scenes at the Riverside and ultimately be fitter - all for free.

After the Course there way to continue your fitness going with Walking Football a fast growing game

Middlesbro­ugh Football Fans In Training Walking Football Club are a new team. They train at Herlingsha­w Centre we have about 15 to 30 players who come down each week and want to get has many people involved as possible.

They want to put four, five or even six teams in tournament­s if not more.

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Middlesbro­ugh walking footballer­s

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