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Congratulations to our Prostate FFIT players!

With our new season of Prostate FFIT kicked off, we’d like to say congratulations to last season’s ‘players’ for completing their programme!

Our teams at Rugby Park and Tynecastle completed Prostate FFIT in December. It’s our 12 week exercise programme run in partnership with the SPFL Trust and the University of Glasgow.

We offer this course to men affected by prostate cancer. Prostate Football Fans in Training is a tailored version of Football Fans in Training (FFIT), the SPFL Trust’s flagship health and wellbeing programme. FFIT is hugely popular, and run at several football clubs across Scotland.

“It’s changed my life – I feel fitter and 10 years younger” was just one comment we received last year.

Prostate FFIT at Tynecastle Goal

Men progress through their individual workbooks with cancer specialist trainers, both in the changing rooms and on the pitch!

Congratulations to our players for finishing their season! What a great accomplishment!

Our pilot programme kicked off in January 2023 at Rangers FC and Heart of Midlothian FC, then at Hearts and Kilmarnock FC in September. Our current courses started last month at Rangers and Kilmarnock.

We’re delighted with the feedback from last season:

“I thought the course was well thought out and delivered. I would go twice a week if I could have.”

“Had lots of fun!”

“A Godsend actually, I needed some focus and this course delivered this, many thanks”

“I’m fitter, I’m making healthier choices and I have new friends. I would encourage anyone with a diagnosis to sign up and get involved”

Tailored to the needs of men with prostate cancer, the programme is based on research demonstrating the benefits of such exercise.  The University of Glasgow evaluated the course last year, and we’re aiming to roll out Prostate FFIT to further clubs across Scotland.

Prostate FFIT in Tynecastle changing room

Sky Sports Scotland went along to one of the sessions at Tynecastle last year – take a look at their report!

Next season

We’re aiming to roll out Prostate FFIT to further clubs across Scotland, and, in the future, to have a course in each of the five cancer treatment areas in Scotland.

We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to join a Prostate FFIT programme.

Killie Prostate FFIT players

The Scottish Professional Football League Trust is a registered charity, no SC041121.