MAN v FAT Football is coming to Devon

MAN v FAT Football – an FA-endorsed 14 week football league exclusively for the 56% of UK men who are overweight or obese launches in Devon from in 2018.

The MAN v FAT Football scheme is for the very first time launching in Devon. Local men who want to tackle their weight issues now have the chance to join this incredibly successful weight loss league. With 95% of players losing weight and some players losing up to 70lbs during the 14 week league, it’s no wonder that the Football Association have officially endorsed the leagues.

Set up by Andrew Shanahan who himself lost five stone and was fed-up with weight loss classes just for women, 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, so it becomes a real team effort.

Andrew Shanahan, Managing Director of www.manvfat.com said, "We're thrilled to offer this to men across the UK. We've seen that MAN v FAT Football can have an incredible impact on the health of our players with 95% of players losing weight and 93% reporting health improvements from curing sleep apnoea to huge improvements in blood pressure and joint pain. Across 2016 our players lost more than 7 tonnes in weight and we know that we’re going to smash that again with leagues in Devon”

 

Andy Dyke, National Participation Manager of Recreational Football at the Football Association 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.manvfat.com/football to get started.”

Chris Fenton, joined MAN v FAT Football in January and has now dropped over 5 stone, “MAN V FAT Football gave me a kick up the behind and made me realise how bad my health was. I was then put into a group of lads who all had the same goals to play football and to lose weight. It gives me a focus and a 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 is working in partnership with Devon FA, Exeter City Community Trust, Argyle Community Trust (Plymouth) and Torquay United Community Sports Trust to deliver the leagues across Devon.

Details of our planned leagues can be found below:

 

Location

Start Date

Date/Time

Venue

Postcode

*REGISTER YOUR INTEREST*

Email:

Exeter

*19th Jan 2018*

Fridays 8pm-10pm

Cliff Hill, Sidmouth Rd

EX5 1DP

peter.ferlie@ecfc.co.uk

Plymouth

Apr-18

tbc

tbc

tbc

Josh.Grant@pafc.co.uk

Torbay

Apr-18

tbc

tbc

tbc

nathanbeech@torquayunited.com

Each league lasts 14 weeks. It costs £9.99 to register and games cost £5 per week (taken in monthly instalments of £20). The only thing you have to lose is weight…

Players can join up at https://www.manvfatfootball.org/Leagues/SearchForLeague/All
and they can get more information by calling 0845 163 0042 or emailing football@manvfat.com

For more information about the programme in Devon, contact:
Howard.shaddick@devonfa.com – 01626 325913

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