A WEIGHT-LOSS programme for football fans will return to Clacks at the end of this month.

Football Fans in Training (FFIT) will return to the Wee County on Thursday, September 30 at Alloa Athletic's Indodrill Stadium.

Running for 12 weeks, there are limited spaces available for men and women aged between 35-65 with a waist size larger than 38 inches.

Keith Goodfellow, who attended the last programme at the Indodrill, is encouraging people to attend, even if they don't have an interest in football.

He said: "I thought it was really good, really relaxing which was a big bonus.

"There was no pressure.

"I [now] keep an eye on what I'm eating, don't eat as much rubbish as I used to."

Keith joined FFIT so he could lose some weight to allow him to join in the sessions he was organising as a coach, however he believes the course possibly saved his life.

The Tullibody man continued: "Once I joined FFIT, we went through our heart [and] blood pressure rate.

"I took a blood pressure reading and that reading nearly blew up the reader.

"I took [it] a second time; same result again. On the third time, I was advised to go the doctor straight away.

"As soon as I got there they gave me blood pressure tests and told me I was a heart attack waiting to happen."

Funded by the Scottish Government, an important part of the programme is the environment: it takes part within communities, at the grounds that fans love.

Fiona Taylor, operations manager, said: "We are delighted that FFIT has returned for the 2021-22 season and that participants can now come together at their grounds.

"This brilliant programme drives real results, using the power of football and community to help people become fitter, healthier and happier.

"Over the last 18 months, it's been hard to find time to put our physical and mental wellbeing first.

"So we are encouraging people to Get Back to the best they can be with the help of FFIT.''

The programme begins on Thursday, September 30 from 6pm-7.30pm.

Keith added: "It could save your life but at the end of the day, even if you lose a pound it's a start or if you walk more than you do."

"I would recommend it to absolutely anybody, you've got nothing to lose."

Anyone who is interested should call 01259 404015 or message Wasp Community Club on Facebook.