At A Glance:

  • UK’s leading male weight loss programme
  • Small-sided football league supporting men with weight loss and wellbeing
  • Six leagues in Norfolk
  • Activities around exercise, nutrition and building healthy habits
  • Norfolk County Council funded places available

MAN v FAT Football is the UK’s leading male weight loss programme.

MAN v FAT operates 170 men’s small-sided football leagues across the country, aiming to support men of all ages with their weight loss and wellbeing. They support around 8,500 men across the UK and the men also get access to an online gym and a mental health platform as part of their membership. The average guy loses around 6% of their body weight with MAN v FAT and there are a host of great stories about how the members improve their physical and mental health.

Their programme uses small-sided football games to encourage men to lose weight. Weight loss is a core element of the programme and each week, any losses contribute to bonus goals that can affect the result of matches! The peer support from teammates drives a focus on weight loss and the club coach provides the men with nutrition and diet guidance to help them achieve their goals.

MAN v FAT have 6 football leagues in Norfolk: Norwich, Norwich West, Norwich South, King’s Lynn, King’s Lynn B, Thetford. They are working with Norfolk County Council who have offered funded spaces. The inclusion criteria for the programme are adult men (aged 18 and over) with a BMI of 27.5 or over residing in Norfolk and so far, they have helped close to 500 men lose a massive 2,072.33kg of their body weight!

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MAN v FAT Challenge in Norfolk.

MAN v FAT Challenge programme focuses on weekly challenges based around three core principles: Exercise, Nutrition, and Building Healthy Habits. Men will be teamed with a Coach and compete over a 14-week league. They have created a weight loss community that helps Challengers lose weight wherever they are, whenever they need it. Teams complete weekly challenges centred around food & exercise and are supported by a dedicated Challenge coach to build healthy habits that add up to real lifestyle changes.

MAN v FAT Challenge supports men and helps improve their health through guidance via an online coach, as well as peer 2 peer support via our interactive digital community. So, as well as the support and guidance to improve your health and wellbeing, you are also offered the opportunity to participate in weekly activities based on nutrition and exercise set by our friendly Challenge team.

MAN v FAT is working with Norfolk County Council offering free funded spaces for men in Norfolk who have a BMI of 25 or over and are over the age of 18. They have helped men in Norfolk lose a massive 356.21kg of weight, so far. To join MAN v FAT Challenge and get your free 14-week season enter your postcode on the offer checker on

If you wanted to join as self-funded, the prices are £23 per month for Challenge and £28.50 per month for Football.