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

If you’re a man in Winchester 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.

Click below for information about MAN v FAT Football and MAN v FAT Challenge, 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 a Winchester 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 Winchester postcode and the promo code WINCHESTER 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 Winchester, please contact us on with the relevant details, so we can attribute a funded place to your profile.

*Please note that funded places are not available for Southampton and Portsmouth residents (unless their GP or workplace is outside of the city) as they are not part of Hampshire County Council.

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

Funded Club Locations


Funded places available thanks to Hampshire County Council


Kings’ School Sports and Community Centre, Romsey Road Winchester, SO22 5PN


Launches 16th January 2022


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 – a unique celebration of all things MAN v FAT Football.