MAN v FAT Kent

MAN v FAT Football Kent in partnership with Kent County Council

 

MAN v FAT Kent

MAN v FAT Football is FREE for Kent residents thanks to Kent County Council

If you’re a man in Kent who wants to lose weight, MAN v FAT Football is for you. Improve your health alongside like-minded men with football clubs exclusively for men who want to lose weight.

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 a Kent resident, you work in the county or have a GP surgery there, you can play a season of MAN v FAT Football for free. Enter your Kent 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.

If your workplace or GP is based in Kent, please contact us on [email protected] 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 one of the links for your chosen league location below.

Funded League Locations

Maidstone

Funded places available thanks to Kent County Council

Where?

Melrose Close, Cripple Street Maidstone, ME15 6BD

When?

Fridays, 7.45pm-9.45pm

Tonbridge

Funded places available thanks to Kent County Council

Where?

Hayesbrook Academy, Brook Street, Tonbridge, TN9 2PH

When?

Fridays, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Gravesend

Funded places available thanks to Kent County Council

Where?

Saint George’s Church of England School, Meadow Road, Gravesend, DA11 7LS

When?

Saturdays, 10.00am-12pm

Margate

Funded places available thanks to Kent County Council

Where?

Margate Football Club, Hartsdown Rd, Margate, CT9 5QZ

When?

Mondays, 8pm-10pm

FAQ

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 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.

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 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.