About MAN v FAT Football
WANT TO JOIN MAN v FAT FOOTBALL?
MAN v FAT Football is for men everywhere who love football and who want to lose weight. During the leagues MAN v FAT supports you to lose weight and each week as well as playing a 30-minute football match, you also weigh in before the game. You and your team earn bonus goals from the weigh-in results which are added to the score on the football pitch. Uniquely, MAN v FAT Football rewards players not just for winning games but for losing weight.
If you're a bloke who enjoys football and wants to lose weight then this is for you. If you want more information or to ask any questions then take a look here.
WANT TO BRING A LEAGUE TO YOUR AREA?
MAN v FAT Football leagues started in the UK in January 2016 as a scheme with Solihull Council. In that scheme 95% of players lost weight and 62% hit their 5% weight loss target. We're using all of the information we've collected to improve the performance of the leagues and to help even more men. We are the first weight loss scheme to ever be officially endorsed by the Football Association. Due to popular demand the leagues are now launching all around the UK.
If you are a football club, company or local authority who would like to work with us to bring MAN v FAT Football to your area then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0845 163 0042.
Your questions answered
Weigh, play, lose, win
MAN v FAT Football is a football league only for guys who want to lose weight. Every player is in the same situation and wants the same thing - to enjoy football, lose weight and get healthier. Uniquely, the league is decided not just on points won, but pounds lost. We give support to every player with unique resources, inspiration and 24/7 support to help you lose weight, get fitter and enjoy the beautiful game.Read one of our player’s views on the league here
For live leagues (these are leagues that are currently running) it costs £9.99 to register as a player, or £17.99 with a copy of the five star rated The MAN v FAT Weight Loss Manual (RRP £12.99). You then sign up to a league and pay £25 per month.
For planned leagues (these are leagues that will become live leagues when we have enough players signed up to start them) it costs £1 to register as a player. We take this payment to reserve your place and so that we can verify your identity. When we have enough players to start the league you would be charged the remaining £8.99 to register fully and when your league started you would pay £25 per month. If you cancel the direct debit mandate with us then we assume that you do not want to be part of the league any more and you are deleted from the system.
If you are joining a free league then you pay nothing to register or play - your costs have already been covered by a funder, most often your local authority or a national funding body such as Sport England. Sometimes the funder asks us to take a deposit for players to ensure that they turn up - if this is the case then this deposit will be refunded providing you attend (which seems fair!)
The cost to your health of not signing up is potentially tragic.