Focus on Youth, Football & Alcohol

FYFA is a joint initiative aiming to reduce underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking among young people, as both strongly affect the health and welfare of Europe’s population.


Excluding tobacco and caffeine, alcohol is the psychoactive substance used most by young people in the European Union. Underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking of alcohol is of particular concern in Europe because it is related to the health and welfare of the population. A number of studies have linked alcohol use by young people to various problems, both short and long term.

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WORKPACKAGE 3

Lead by Romtens

WP3 will evaluate FYFA's implementation, using predefined objectives. Aspects identified as hindering or advancing implementation will be fed back to partners. WP3 will produce an evaluation plan, as well as an interim and final evaluation report.

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WORKPACKAGE 4

Lead by SHAAP

WP4 will review policies and practices relating to young people, alcohol and international sport – and gather evidence of best practices. WP4 will also interview high-level stakeholders and alcohol industry representatives. Deliverables will include a protocol review, interviews and a report of the findings.

WP4 International Review Report

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WORKPACKAGE 5

Lead by ISS

The aim of the WP5 was to determine the status quo of the policies and practices to reduce heavy episodic drinking related to under age people, alcohol and sport at national level. 

The final report presents the findings from the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of experts from sport settings across the countries, and from the health prevention area on alcohol consumption and alcohol related harms and sports and youth.
This also provides insights on the perceived obstacles to promote strategies aimed at reducing alcohol related harm with a special focus on youth drinking. 

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WORKPACKAGE 6

Lead by VAD

WP6 will review local policies and practices related to young people, sport, and alcohol in six local youth sports clubs in six Member States – Belgium, Finland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and the UK. WP6 will interview 6 senior managers at each local youth club and present the findings in a report.

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WORKPACKAGE 7

Lead by EHYT

WP7 will conduct semi-structured interviews with 4 young men and 4 young women each from 6 Member States (Belgium, Finland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and the UK) about alcohol and reducing alcohol-related risks and harms. A report will compile the findings of the interviews.

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WORKPACKAGE 8

Lead by SHAAP

WP8 will see the production of a video summarising the interviews conducted in Finland, Italy and the UK about the interviewees’ exposure to alcohol marketing, their attitudes and behaviours in relation to alcohol and what they would consider to be effective practice.
Check out the videos on FYFA project YouTube channel

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WORKPACKAGE 9

Lead by PARPA

WP9 will promote the exchange of knowledge and good practices between and within European countries, and to raise awareness of alcohol related harm amongst policy-makers. To that end WP9 will deliver a roundtable, guidelines and a conference.

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Latest news

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Watch recording of the FYFA webinar


FYFA webinar took place on 28th May it brought together 'online' over 100 stakeholders in the health and sport area. It presented the FYFA project results and looked at ways to take this work forward.

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Young people, sports, and alcohol


On May 28th, the final webinar for the FYFA project titled “Focus on Youth, Football and Alcohol” took place online.

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The impact of COVID-19 on the sports sector


All sports events are being postponed or cancelled to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Union of European Football Associations has delayed Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 and Formula 1 has postponed several races.

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FYFA project moves forward


FYFA project that started in autumn 2017 is concluding its final pieces of work and planning to publish the latest findings from local level soon. The final conference will take place in spring 2020.

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Presentations from Warsaw meeting are now available


The round table of policy discussions regarding FYFA project deliverables to date and guidelines for youth sport clubs related to underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking, took place in Warsaw on 21 May.

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FYFA filming took place in Finland


Football juniors’ thoughts about alcohol were recorded on video in Finland on 6th August 2019 as part of FYFA project. The aim of the videos is to engage young people, who are involved in sports, in the European debate on alcohol policy and to help in the planning of education.

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Do alcohol and sports always go together? What is your message to young people as a coach or as a parent?


FYFA-PROJECT asks these questions to Helsinki Cup participants

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SHAAP is a proud sponsor of Scottish Womens Football


Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) has launched their newest sponsorship agreement with Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP). They will be the named sponsor of the National Performance League and NPL Cup, the elite level for girls’ club football in Scotland, for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

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