MAN v FAT Football East Sussex

in partnership with

East Sussex County Council

MAN v FAT Football is FREE for East Sussex residents thanks to East Sussex County Council and One You East Sussex

If you’re a man in East Sussex who wants to lose weight, improve your fitness and play football with a bunch of likeminded men, MAN v FAT Football is for you.

How can I play for free?

If you live in East Sussex* and have a BMI of 27.5 or over, you can play MAN v FAT Football free for one season. 

*including Falmer, but excluding Brighton and Hove.

Click here to go to the MAN v FAT Football website or sign up using one of the links for your chosen league location below.



in partnership with Eastbourne Borough FC


Eastbourne Borough Football Club, Priory Ln, Eastbourne, BN23 7QH


Wednesdays, 7.30-9.30pm



Falmer Sports Complex, University of Sussex, East Sussex, BN1 9PJ


Mondays, 8-10pm



Horntye Park, Bohemia Rd, Hastings, TN34 1EX


Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm


How has COVID-19 affected MAN v FAT Football?

MAN v FAT Football sessions are back up and running!

The health and safety of player is our #1 priority, and we will always adhere to both government and FA guidance. You can find our latest communications about MAN v FAT Football and COVID-19 here.

What is MAN v FAT Football?

MAN v FAT Football is a UK-wide network of football leagues with a difference – each league is exclusively for men who are overweight and want to make a difference to their health.

90% of our players lose weight, and we’ve been featured on The One Show, BBC Breakfast, Sky Sports News and in FourFourTwo magazine, the Daily Mail, The Guardian and the Daily Star.

Is MAN v FAT Football for me?

If you’re a man and you’ve got a BMI of 27.5 or over, then yes! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never kicked a ball or if you haven’t set foot on a pitch for 20 years, and it doesn’t matter if you get out of breath just going upstairs.

MAN v FAT Football is for all men who want to lose some weight, improve their fitness and have fun playing footie, and the best thing is that your teammates will all be in the same boat.

How does it work?

You’ll be placed in a team with other men who all share the same goal – to lose weight, get fit and have fun. Each player weighs in every week and your progress on the scale directly impacts your team’s score, meaning you get the chance to score goals both on and off the pitch.

You’ll be supported by a dedicated league coach, will receive the MAN v FAT Football Player Handbook and will be able to access our exclusive online tools, including our popular MAN v FAT TALKS sessions – player-exclusive interactive webinars with weight loss and fitness experts. You’ll also get the opportunity to play in MAN v FAT’s national tournaments, which will culminate in the MAN v FAT Football Festival – an unique celebration of all things MAN v FAT Football.

Dan lost over 100lbs - click to read his story
Dean lost 135lbs - click to read his story
Matthew lost 49lbs - click to read his story