Fleetwood Town’s Community Trust and Man v Fat’s partnership is kicking off later this week as their league, based at Poolfoot Farm, is starting between 7-9pm on Friday evening.
The Trust will be delivering two Man v Fat leagues, at Poolfoot Farm in Thornton and Baines High School in Poulton. To be eligible to register, service users will need to be a BMI of 27.5 or over.
Participants have already lost nearly 400,000lbs in weight since MAN v FAT Football began in 2016 and men in Wyre will be aiming to add to that total, as well as improve their health and wellbeing.
On a weekly basis, individuals will form as part of a team and compete against other like-minded men in the area to increase weight loss through nutritional guidance, with a weekly weigh-in and support provided by Community Trust staff. The first league is at a discounted subscription cost of £14 per month.
There are over 20 million overweight and obese men in the UK, accounting for nearly 7 out of every 10 men. The issue of weight, particularly with its links to higher risks with COVID-19, has become a major concern and many local authorities have been able to access the Adult Weight Management services grant to increase provision in their area.
Man v Fat Football now runs over 150 leagues across the UK and Australia. Man v Fat also supports more than 1.5 million men a year through their website , Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Richard Crick, Head of Man v Fat, said on the partnership: “It’s great to bring specialised weight loss support to men in the Wyre area and we’re excited to be working with some great partners.
“In the time we have been running, we have shown how men of all ages can tackle their battle with fat and come out victorious, so we’re excited to see how these new clubs can support men to trim their waistline and make some positive health changes.”
For those interested in either or both leagues, they can register here.