Sport: Get into Man versus Fat Football in Harlow

Football / Mon 19th Mar 2018 at 01:25pm

MAN v FAT Football – an FA-endorsed 14 week football league exclusively for the 68% of UK men who are overweight or obese launches in Harlow on 26th March 2018

MAN v FAT Football is coming to Harlow for the very first time with its weight-loss league. Aimed at local men who want to tackle their weight issues, the incredibly successful weight loss scheme has seen over 90% of players lose weight, with some losing up to 70lbs 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 and support. The final result of each match is a combination of the score on the pitch and the score from the scales.

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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 www.manvfatfootball.org to get started.”

MAN v FAT Football was set up by Andrew Shanahan – who himself lost five stone – as he was fed up of seeing weight-loss classes just for women. Andrew commented: “We’re thrilled to bring our effective weight loss league to men in Harlow. We’ve seen that MAN v FAT Football can have an incredible impact on the health of players with most losing weight and 93% reporting health improvements including, curing sleep apnoea to huge improvements in regulating blood pressure as well as relieving joint pain. Since inception in 2016, our players have lost more than 80,000 pounds in weight and we know that we’re going to smash even more in 2018 with the addition of leagues like the one here in Harlow.”

Chris Fenton joined a MAN v FAT league in January 2017 and has shed over 5 stone in weight. He said: “MAN V FAT Football gave me a kick up the behind and made me realise how bad my health was. I was put together with a group of lads who all had the same goals to play football and lose weight. I now have a focus and the desire to lose weight and as the weeks go on I feel better about myself. I have more energy and for the first time I’m able to play with my kids without getting tired. I’m truly grateful for this opportunity and would recommend it to any man.”

MAN v FAT Football Harlow starts on 26th March 2018 at Mark Hall Sports Centre, London Road, Harlow, CM17 9LR. It will run every Monday thereafter for 14 weeks from 8pm to 10pm. The only thing you have to lose is weight…

Players can join at www.manvfatfootball.org/harlow and get more information by calling 0845 163 0042 or emailing [email protected]


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