MAN v FAT Isle of Wight

MAN v FAT Isle of Wight in partnership with


MAN v FAT Football is FREE for Isle of Wight residents thanks to the Isle of Wight Council

If you’re a man on the Isle of Wight who wants to lose weight, MAN v FAT is for you. Improve your health alongside like-minded men with our innovative and effective weight loss schemes.

See below for information about MAN v FAT Football, including how you can take part for free.

Football clubs exclusively for men who are overweight.

Join your local MAN v FAT Football club and play small-sided football games against other men who also want to improve their health. You can join if you’re 18 or over and have a BMI of 27.5+ (check your BMI here).

Your weight loss progress directly affects your team’s performance, with the chance to score bonus goals based on your pre-match weigh-ins.

90% of our players lose weight thanks to our successful combination of team support, accountability and competitiveness. You’ll always receive a warm welcome at your MAN v FAT Football club, and will have the full support of your MAN v FAT Football club coach as well as your MAN v FAT community to reach your goals.

Whether you’re a regular on the pitch or haven’t played footie since you were a kid, MAN v FAT Football is for you if you want to make real, lasting changes to your health.

How can I play for free?

If you’re an Isle of Wight resident, you work on the island or have a GP surgery there, you can play a season of MAN v FAT Football for free*. Enter your Isle of Wight postcode when you sign up – you’ll have to pay a £10 deposit, but as long as you attend 10 of 14 sessions you’ll get that back at the end.

Please note that after 14 weeks your membership will revert to a regular paid subscription.

If your workplace or GP is based on the Isle of Wight, please contact us on with the relevant details, so we can attribute a funded place to your profile.

Click here to go to the MAN v FAT Football website or sign up using the link for your chosen club location below.

* Funding is available until the end of March 2022.

Funded Club Locations


Launches January 18th 2022

Funded places available thanks to Isle of Wight Council


The Bay CE School, The Fairway, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9JH


Tuesdays, 8pm-10pm


Are MAN v FAT Football sessions currently running?

Yes! Following the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England, MAN v FAT Football sessions have now resumed. The health and safety of players is our #1 priority, and we will always adhere to both government and FA guidance.

If anything changes, you can find our latest communications about MAN v FAT Football and COVID-19 here.

What exactly is MAN v FAT Football?

MAN v FAT Football is a UK-wide network of football clubs with a difference – each club 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.

I'm worried that my fitness isn't good enough to take part - 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 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.