Team Sport and Health – University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health

The Centre’s mission is to create a significant difference in the health of the Danish population by offering attractive and easy-to-implement training programmes to municipalities, companies, sports stakeholders and private vendors. The goal is to achieve major prevention and treatment effects. Read more about the Centre.


  • Street soccer brings hope for Denmark's homeless


    The Danish street football organisation Ombold is using sport to help the homeless dream of a brighter future. FIFA TV visited Copenhagen and made a Video of the Week that highlights the important work being done in the project. »

  • Street football boosts fitness and health in socially deprived men


    Research carried out by the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health in Denmark shows that street football (soccer) improves fitness and multiple health markers in homeless men. After only 12 weeks, the participants had better postural balance and higher muscle mass and bone mineralization, along with lower fat percentage and LDL cholesterol and higher aerobic fitness and exercise capacity. »

  • Football improves strength in men with prostate cancer


    Men with prostate cancer aged 43‒74 achieve bigger and stronger muscles, improve functional capacity, gain positive social experiences and the desire to remain active through playing football for 12 weeks. These are the findings of the “FC Prostate” trial, jointly conducted by the University Hospitals Centre for Health Care Research at The Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet and the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health at the University of Copenhagen. »

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International football congress

Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health is organising a football congress on 20-23 May 2015. Register and submit abstracts from 1 June 2014.