Weight loss for men

Play football. Lose weight. Our partner MAN v FAT will help you have fun and start to thrive. 



of players lose weight playing with MAN v FAT


lost by Nottingham players
in 2023 

10 years

of experience helping
men lose weight

How does MAN v FAT work? 

Play football  

Join other men with a BMI over 27.5 to play football and lose weight. Doesn’t matter if you’re a bit of a pro or a total beginner, we’re here for everyone.
  • Weekly 30-minute matches with qualified referees.
  • Support from an experienced coach.
  • Friendship from like-minded teammates.

Lose weight 

As well as playing football, you get free unlimited access to digital weight loss support including:
  • Online mental health support from Koa Foundations.
  • 100’s of recipes, tips and articles sharing the science behind weight loss.
  • Online workouts in MAN v FAT Gym to increase your fitness and improve your match performance.
  • Award nights and events including a national tournament at Etihad Stadium.

Your Nottingham league

Meet the coach

“Hello! I’m Ryan James, your Nottingham coach. Why not get involved and kick off your weight loss or arrange to come and have a look before putting in that transfer request!”

So much more than weight loss 

Funded by

Free weight loss for men 

Nottingham City Council pays for your first 14-week season of MAN v FAT. Score! If you want to keep playing, you’ll pay just £31 a month.  

Can I join?

We hope so! It depends on a few factors, but you’ll need to live or be registered with a GP in the city of Nottingham and have a BMI over 27.5. Use the NHS BMI calculator if you’re not sure of your BMI.

Don’t worry, we have a simple way of finding out if we’re a good fit.  We’ll guide you step-by-step to match you to the perfect programme for you.

What to expect from MAN v FAT


Weigh in before each game to track your progress. 


Score points for both weight loss and goals scored on the pitch. 


Lose weight, make friends, get fitter and improve your health. 


Team don’t win the league? You still lose weight. Result. 

Loud and proud 

We love sharing stories from those we’ve helped, and you can join them too if you sign up today! 

Stop struggling and start thriving by answering a few quick questions today.