A better Medway

Man v Fat is a football league for men who have a body mass index (BMI) that is 27.5 or higher.

We have local leagues available at Strood, with a new league launched in Gillingham in September 2021.

The programme helps residents make positive life changes that lead to sustainable weight loss. You will not just score points for goals but also for the pounds you have lost.

Benefits to joining the programme include:

  • over 90% of players lose weight
  • a fun and supportive atmosphere
  • led by qualified referees
  • it’s free.

To register, you need to know your height and weight.

Join Man v Fat: the only football league where the loser always wins.

The leagues

The first Man v Fat league launched at Strood Sports Centre in 2019.

The players managed to lose a combined weight of 394.1kg, with some men losing as much as 3 and a half stone. This proved to be a record weight loss for the national programme.

Alongside losing weight, the programme has helped to address key areas such as social isolation and healthy eating as part of Medway Council’s long-term strategy to improve public health in Medway.

New Gillingham league

Matches take place at PlayFootball in London Road (ME8 7JR) every Wednesday evening from 7pm to 9pm.  

Book now to get your name on the team sheet for the new Gillingham league.

Strood Sports Centre

Our long-standing league at Strood Sports Centre is looking for new members.

Matches take place every Monday from 7pm to 9pm.

Book your spot today.

Coming soon

We will be setting up a third league at Holcombe Grammar School, Walderslade Road, Chatham (ME4 6JB), starting on Friday 21 January 2022.

Matches will take place every Friday from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Sign up for the Chatham league.

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