What are the objectives?

The objectives of FYFA are to generate good practices targeting the reduction of heavy episodic drinking among young people and develop guidelines regarding alcohol for youth sport clubs across EU. FYFA will study youth clubs’ delivery of messages on one important risk factor – alcohol – towards preventing non-communicable diseases. FYFA will facilitate networking to build EU and national capacities.

FYFA will review policies related to young people, sport, marketing and alcohol with particular focus on football at international, national and local levels. Relevant stakeholders and decision makers will be interviewed at all levels. We will identify one local youth football club in six Member States, where young people aged 13-15 participate in regular sporting activities, and interview football club management to find out: attitudes, strategies to reduce drinking and harm for young people.

Finally FYFA will organize an international conference on Alcohol, Sport and Youth – launching the project findings and recommendations.