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Reclaim The Game Programme Educating Men About Gambling Harm

24 May 2022

Alistair White, PNECET Community Engagement Coordinator; Dr Craig Donnachie, University of Glasgow; Michael Viggars, Healthy Stadia; Hannah White, PNECET Health and Wellbeing Officer.

Reclaim The Game Programme Educating Men About Gambling Harm

24 May 2022

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.

Head of Health and Wellbeing Jessica Riley said: “Reclaim The Game is an innovative and informative programme centred around the effects of gambling harm.

“We are proud to be delivering the programme this summer to support men aged 18 to 44 in the Preston area to control their gambling habits, while helping them to become fitter and healthier through physical exercise in our inspiring sporting environment at Deepdale.

“Through the Reclaim The Game programme, we want to inspire individuals to learn, be active and develop life skills, while continuing to improve the general, physical and mental wellbeing of our community.”

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.

For more information about the Reclaim The Game programme, please email Alternatively, click here to sign-up.

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