Last updated : Friday, 01 December 2023
MAN v FAT Football XI's is an amateur football league for men with a BMI of 27.5 or over. The league was founded in 2014 by Matt Cole, who wanted to create a way for men to lose weight and get fit through playing football.
The league now has over 100 teams playing across England, Scotland, and Wales. Players pay a monthly fee to participate, which covers the cost of referees, pitches, and insurance.
The league is not just about losing weight. It is also about having fun and making friends. Players are encouraged to support each other on their weight loss journey, and there are regular social events organized by the league.
How it works
MAN v FAT Football XI's is a 11-a-side league. Each team plays each other once, with the top teams at the end of the season progressing to the playoffs.
The league is split into different divisions, based on the players' BMIs. This ensures that all players are playing against people of a similar fitness level.
There are also regular weight loss challenges organized by the league. These challenges help players to stay motivated and on track with their weight loss goals.
MAN v FAT Football XI's has been very successful in helping men lose weight and get fit. Over 90% of players report losing weight and getting fitter after joining the league.
The league has also been praised for its positive impact on men's mental health. Players often report feeling more confident and happier after joining the league.