Your questions answered
That depends on how much you put into the league and how much of the support you take (the more, the better!) In an assessed 14 week pilot scheme run by Solihull Council, players lost 22lbs on average, with 62% hitting their 5% body weight target. The maximum weight lost by one player was 67lbs and the maximum bodyweight percentage lost was 26%. 95% of players lose weight.
Because they love football and hate being fat. They see all the things that their weight is cheating them of: the ability to play with their children (or how it’s embarrassing their kids), how much their body hurts with aching joints, snoring and wheezing every time they climb the stairs, never finding any clothes that fit... the list goes on. All of them join with the motivation to lose weight and do so in a way that is truly enjoyable and inspiring.
Because the leagues are not just decided on the games won on the pitch, but also on the weight lost off it, you can join a team as a non-playing member. This means that you weigh in every week and support your team. Your weight loss counts towards your team’s success. When you’ve lost enough weight to feel comfortable joining in then you can get involved on the pitch.
Approximately 80% of players do. We put you into teams and help you to get to know the other players. Equally, if you have friends, colleagues or family who also want to lose weight then join with them and you can be in the same team. We even pay you a fiver for every player you introduce to the league.
We have a number of live leagues all over the country. Enter your postcode or nearest city in the 'Find A League' tab at the top of this page to get a full run-down of nearby leagues you can register with now. We also have a number of Planned leagues where we are recruiting players and will launch a league in that area when we have enough guys signed up. Give us a call if you're a football club, company or local authority who wants to bring a league to your area - 0845 163 0042.