Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] has partnered with social enterprise Healthy Stadia to deliver the Reclaim The Game programme and educate men about the effects of gambling harm.
Reclaim The Game is an eight-week programme which combines classroom learning and physical exercise opportunities to support men aged between 18 and 44 to reduce the amount of time and money they spend on gambling.
The free programme, which has been designed by a team of experts, will be delivered by PNECET coaches at Deepdale to bring men together in a team environment and provide peer support to one another.
Sessions last 90 minutes each and are split into two halves of classroom learning and physical activity, all taking place at Deepdale, with the programme set to commence in the summer months.
Benefits of the programme also include a behind-the-scenes stadium tour of Deepdale and a £60 shopping voucher for each individual who completes the programme.
The Reclaim The Game programme forms part of a larger study, Football Fans And Betting, which stems from the University of Glasgow, which has been funded by the National Institute of Health Research.