What is it?

Back in 2021 when the programme launched, we saw over 60 participants make the commitment to change their lives via our weight loss football league in the Borough. Since then, we’ve seen that number double! The sessions run every Monday from 7pm-10pm here at the Hayes Lane Community Stadium.

The FA-endorsed MAN v FAT Football scheme has helped men lose more than 300,000 lbs. Local men who want to tackle their weight issues, now have the chance to join this incredibly successful weight loss league. With 95% of players losing weight, with some players losing up to 70lbs during a 14-week schedule, it’s no wonder that the programmes have been so popular and won several awards, including the UKactive Healthy Community Award.

Set up by Andrew Shanahan, who himself lost five stone, was fed-up with weight loss classes aimed just at women, MAN v FAT Football combines the beautiful game with easy to follow diet and lifestyle advice as well as 24/7 support. There’s the traditional weigh-ins before each game, but this is then followed-up by a 30 minute game of six-a-side football. Extra goal bonuses are awarded depending on the pounds lost by the players, so it becomes a real team effort.

How much does it cost and how do I book?

Should you choose to come along and join this fantastic initiative, there is a £33.50 monthly subscription fee. Alongside this, MAN v FAT Football also require the participants to have a BMI of 27.50 and over.

To get onto this programme, visit the book now button.

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