MAN v FAT Football Oxfordshire

in partnership with

MAN v FAT Football is FREE for Oxfordshire residents thanks to Oxfordshire County Council and Achieve Oxfordshire

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

Please be aware that MAN v FAT Football sessions in England are currently on pause until early 2021. Please check individual league pages for more details.

How can I play for free?

If you live in Oxfordshire and have a BMI of 27.5 or over, you can play MAN v FAT Football free for one season with a £10 refundable deposit. 

To qualify for a free place, you must not have redeemed a free season of MAN v FAT Football in the past 12 months, had bariatric surgery in the past 12 months or have active bulimia, substance abuse or psychosis.




Barton Park Pavilion, OFF Barton Field Road, Oxford, OX3 9LD


Mondays, 7-9pm

Coming soon


in association with Cherwell District Council

Launch date

15th January 2021


Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester OX26 1AJ


Fridays, 8.30-10pm


How has COVID-19 affected MAN v FAT Football?

MAN v FAT Football sessions are currently not running in England due to November’s COVID-19 lockdown. 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.

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