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Newcastle United Foundation Launches Man V Fat League

Newcastle United Foundation is delighted to launch our first Man V Fat league.

The programme, a 14 week FA endorsed football league, is designed exclusively for men who are overweight or obese – having a body mass index of 27.5 or higher

MAN v FAT combines football with easy to follow diet and lifestyle advice as well as 24/7 online and offline support.

There’s the traditional weigh-ins before each game, but this is then followed-up by a 30 minute game of six-a-side football. Extra goal bonuses are awarded depending on the pounds lost by the players, so it’s a real team effort.

Currently the Newcastle league, which takes place at The Turf @ St. Johns Primary School in Benwell, has six teams taking part with 51 players stepping up every week!

Oliver Bell, Health and Wellbeing Project Officer at Newcastle United Foundation said: “We’ve been delighted by the reaction by our players so far. They’ve all worked incredibly hard and we’re already seeing some incredible weight loss from some of our participants, as well as some great football.”

“I’d encourage any men looking to lose weight, play some football, and make some new mates to come along and get involved!”

Andrew Shanahan, Managing Director of said, “We’re thrilled to offer this to men across the UK. We’ve seen that MAN v FAT Football can have an incredible impact on the health of our players with 95% of players losing weight and 93% reporting health improvements from curing sleep apnoea to huge improvements in blood pressure and joint pain. Across 2016 our players lost more than 7 tonnes in weight and we know that we’re going to smash that with leagues like Newcastle United Foundation’s.”

You can find out more details about our Man V Fat league right here.

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