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A Sports Club for Health is about more than performance

By ISCA and University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology

Did you know that there is a short online course that can help sports clubs deliver activities that specifically focused on improving the participants’ health and wellbeing? A Sports Club for Health is about more than sports performance, as the initiative and project of the same name is striving to teach sports organisations around Europe.

The free 30-minute Sports Club for Health (SCforH) online course aims to help people working in sports organisations to get inspired by the health-enhancing physical activity approach, learn how to incorporate it in their activities and receive a certificate for participating in their professional development.

In the interactive course you will learn how the Sports Club for Health movement developed, as well as its current status in the European context; the guiding principles of the Sports Club for Health approach; the benefits that sports organisations and their individual members can reap when they adopt the approach (see examples in the infographic above); physical activity recommendations for different age groups; the health benefits of sports and physical activity; and how to apply the Sports Club for Health approach within a sports organisation.

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Consortium behind Sports Club for Health (SCforH) approach gathered at three events in September
In September 2022, three events were organised as part of the third international Sports Club for Health (SCforH) project entitled “Creating mechanisms for continuous implementation of the Sports Club for Health guidelines in the European Union”. A symposium titled Sports Club for Health (SCforH) approach: evidence on importance and examples of implementation activities was held in Nice, France, on 1 September 2022, as part of the HEPA Europe Conference. It was attended by around 40 participants.

The International Conference for Sports Associations and Clubs: Improving Health Through Sport was held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 22 September 2022, at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology. The Conference brought together approximately 130 participants from sports clubs and associations, government institutions, science, and higher education. It included six invited lectures, a panel discussion with leading Croatian experts in sports promotion, and SCforH workshop, followed by a lunch for the attendees and an informal exchange of experiences.

On 23 September 2022, the 5th SCforH Project Team Meeting was held at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology. Sixteen Project Members attended the Meeting and discussed about the progress of a range of activities within the project.
The organisation of the three events has been generously supported and co-funded by the European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) through an Erasmus+ Collaborative partnerships grant. The latest information about the SCforH project and symposia can be found on the SCforH website and Twitter profile.

Join us in the mission to improve the availability and quality of health-enhancing sports activities in Europe. ISCA is a partner of the Sports Club for Health project.

Posted on 12/10/2022 by ISCA and University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology


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