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MAN v FAT Football – an FA-endorsed 14 week football league exclusively for the 68% of UK men who are overweight or obese is launching its next league in Northampton

16 July 2018

MAN v FAT Football is bringing its popular weight-loss league to Northampton in association with Northampton Town FC, on 17th July 2018.

Aimed at local men who want to tackle their weight issues, the incredibly successful weight loss scheme has seen 95% of players lose weight, with some losing up to 70 lbs during its 14-week duration. It’s no wonder that MAN v FAT Football leagues are officially endorsed by the Football Association, Sport England and football clubs across the country.

MAN v FAT Football combines the beautiful game with easy to follow dietary and lifestyle advice as well as online and offline support. Before each game, a weigh-in takes place followed by a 30 minute six-a-side football match. Players can earn extra goal bonuses for their team depending on the number of pounds lost, putting the emphasis on teamwork. The final result of each match consists of the score on the pitch and the score from the scales.


Andy Dyke, National Participation Manager of Recreational Football at the FA said: “Football doesn’t begin and end with the professional game, there are different levels and styles of football played throughout the UK. MAN v FAT Football is a brilliant initiative for anyone who wants to address their weight and start working their way back into playing football. The results of the leagues are extremely impressive and we are excited to see the impact this could have on men’s health across the country and around the world. You might be thinking that your footballing days are behind you, but MAN v FAT Football is a great bridge back into the national game. The FA are happy to back the scheme and suggest that players visit to get started.”

MAN v FAT Football was set up by Andrew Shanahan - who himself lost five stone - as he was fed-up with weight loss classes just for women. Andrew said: "We're thrilled to roll out our effective weight loss leagues to men in Northampton. We've seen that MAN v FAT Football can have an incredible impact on the health of our players with 95% losing weight and 93% reporting health improvements including curing sleep apnoea to regulating their blood pressure as well as relieving joint pain. Our players have lost more than 40 tonnes in weight in 2017 and we know that we’re going to smash that in 2018 with the addition of leagues like the one here in Northampton.”

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