William Wallace returns to Stirling Castle for the #FFITCup
Written By Isabelle Salter
Saturday was a beautiful day in Stirling, as nearly 120 men who had completed our Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme from all across Scotland and England met for the annual FFIT Tournament.
This year, the competition was opened up to both recent and former graduates of the FFIT programme, and it was Swindon Town who won the prize for furthest travelled, embarking on a 800 mile round trip for the day. Safe to say it was worth the journey, as they made it to the semi-finals.
It wasn’t just the matches which proved tough for the guys involved – it was also the heat, with the weather well into the 20s, but the teams all took it in their stride.
Rangers FC won the cup, beating finalists Aberdeen FFIT 1-0.
FFIT works with men and women aged 35–65 with a waist size of 38 inches or over who want to lose weight with other like-minded football fans.
Derek Allison who works at the SPFL Trust, and organises the FFIT Tournament, was really happy with how the day went.
He said, “The whole day was and played in a great spirit in glorious conditions. My highlight of the day was Aberdeen FFIT player William Wallace getting interviewed in front of the Wallace Monument. Just brilliant!”
Last year’s finalists Celtic FFIT were beaten by Rangers FC in the semi-finals in Saturday’s competition. Aberdeen won their place in the finals by beating Swindon Town FFIT.