Second half for Maybole men

The highly successful Fitba Maybole programme is due to re-launch as ‘The Second Half’ this month.

The ‘first half’ of the programme resulted in a total weight loss of 9st 5lbs from the 15 participants over a 12 week period.

Sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 7-9.15pm at Carrick Academy from August 25 till October 6 and will have an introductory programme of health assessments, lifestyle advice and exercise, followed by footballing activities from 8.15-9.15pm led by a Scottish FA qualified coach from the Ayr United Football Academy.

Alan Murray, who coordinates the programme on behalf of Maybole Community Council, said: “This has been a marvellous project with real, tangible results for the participants.

“We hope to build on this for the Second Half and each of the previous participants has been asked to bring a friend. We are confident that the Second Half will be a great success.”

Shaun Ferrie, Football Development Officer of the Academy, added: “It has been a great opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of adults in Maybole and we have enjoyed being a partner in this very successful project.”

The programme is funded by the Big Lottery and is a partnership project involving Ayr United Football Academy, South Ayrshire Council, Maybole Men’s Health Forum and is led by Maybole Community Council.

Further information on the Second Half is available from Alan Murray on 01655 883222.