Friday 21 August will see Everton in the Community host an information event at Goodison Park on Active Blues, a new programme aimed at increasing physical activity levels through sport.
The concept is aimed at inactive men aged 35-50 from the north Liverpool area.
The Club’s official charity received National Lottery Funding to set up the project, a partnership delivered in North Liverpool to residents from Kirkdale, Everton, County and Anfield, and is supported by Liverpool City Council. Active Blues project aims to combat men’s health issues that lead to type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, obesity, isolation and loneliness, poor mental health and cardiovascular disease.
The funding received was part of Sport England’s Get Healthy, Get Active programme, which has seen an investment of over £5.4 million in a series of sports programmes across the country.
Active Blues: Promoting Men’s Health through a Sports-Based Community Programme in Liverpool is a collaborative project delivered by Everton in the Community, Edge Hill University and BNENC Breckfield Centre with support from Liverpool City Council.
The Active Blues information day will take place at The People’s Club, Goodison Park from 3pm-7pm. A wide array of information will be available to those interested in the programme including a Research Zone, taster sessions, and a number of sport stations set up to provide further detail on the sports available.
For further information please contact Thomas Duffell via email at Thomas.Duffell@edgehill.ac.uk.