Join Sky Blues in the Comminty's Inform project and get fit in 2014
Last year, Sky Blues in the Community was granted funding from the Big Lottery to run a free football project aimed at adult men in Coventry.
The project, known as ‘InForm’, targets men (18+) who want or need to be fitter and healthier; supporting them to embed regular exercise and healthy habits into their day-to-day life.
InForm is simple and effective, it offers weekly football sessions on weekday evenings led by qualified coaches at local facilities – including Alan Higgs Centre, Goals Soccer Centre (Centre AT7) and Xcel Leisure Centre.
The sessions are paired with informal advice and information and offer methods for tracking changes in physique and fitness so participants can literally see the benefits. This is all on offer for free thanks to the Big Lottery Fund.
In the first six months of the project, 111 men signed up and participated in the weekly sessions.
In that time participants have made a number of positive changes. 96% of men have improved at least one physical marker from their health check. 91% have reported that they have increased their physical activity levels away from the project. 90% of participants have improved their fitness. 94% felt that they had learned something from the information and advice given.
The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.
InForm is a local project that benefits from this funding and enables Sky Blues in the Community to support local men. Now 2014 is upon us, many people have New Year’s Resolutions to get fit and healthy – this is a prime opportunity to take advantage of this free support. Sign up to InForm today.
If you are interested in getting involved in the project simply contact Sky Blues in the Community Health Manager, Hiedi Sloan, by Phone: 02476 786 371, Text: 07813 455 531, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the project on Twitter: @INFORM_CCFC