Man v Fat

MAN v FAT Football is Coming to Northampton

The MAN v FAT Football scheme is coming to Goals in Northampton

MAN v FAT Football - a 14 week football league exclusively for the 56% of UK men who are overweight or obese - is set to launch at Goals in Northampton. 

Local men who want to tackle their weight issues now have the chance to join this incredibly successful weight loss league. 95% of players lose weight and some players have lost up to 70lbs during the 14-week league. 

MAN v FAT combines football with easy-to-follow diet and lifestyle advice as well as 24/7 online and offline 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.

The new league in Peterborough is supported by a range of partners including Northamptonshire Sport, Northampton Town Football Club and Northamptonshire County FA.

Andrew Shanahan, Managing Director of said: "We've seen that MAN v FAT Football can have an incredible impact on the health of our players with 93% reporting health improvements. During 2016 our players lost more than seven tonnes in weight and we know that we’re going to smash that figure in 2017 with new leagues starting across England.” 

Andy Dyke, National Participation Manager of Recreational Football at the Football Association said: “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 FA is happy to back the scheme and suggest that players visit to get started.”

MAN v FAT Football will launch once 20 players have registered an interest and will be played at Goals in Northampton.

The scheme costs £9.99 to register and games cost £6 per week. The only thing you have to lose is weight…

Players can join up at and get more information by calling 0845 163 0042 or emailing