WHO is FFIT?
Written By Isabelle Salter
Last week, Nicky and Derek from the SPFL Trust, flew 800 miles south to visit the headquarters of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to talk about the flagship programme FFIT.
FFIT – which stands for Football Fans in Training – gets men and women physically active and eating healthy, to not only help their physical health, but also their mental health.
The programme has been so successful, that not only has it spread to clubs in England and Germany, it has now been brought to the attention of the United Nations.
WHO have a new global action plan on physical activity which is running from 2018 – 2030, and they are looking for programmes from across the globe, to help people across the globe to be fitter and healthier.
FFIT is the leading men’s health intervention in a football environment, and it has now branched out to include women.
Football is a language which the majority of the world speaks – it is important to many cultures. This is why the FFIT programme could work in many countries across the world, and why the SPFL Trust was asked to speak at the World Health Organisation last week.