People are being encouraged to sign up to a new free weight-loss initiative organised by Kent County Council and a magazine.
MAN v FAT is a magazine founded by writer, editor and publisher Andrew Shanahan who struggled with with his weight and created the magazine for men who shared his struggle.
The magazine then created MAN v FAT Football and MAN v FAT challenge. Two opportunities for men across the UK to part take in to encourage healthy weight loss through sport and activity.
Through the partnership with Kent County Council, MAN v FAT Football is able to offer free membership to their MAN v FAT Football clubs. Where they play weekly small-sided football games with qualified referees, medals and trophies.
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.
Find out more at https://t.co/BoiGmUD1FB@oneyoukent@manvfat pic.twitter.com/bwhm5zlsyR
— Kent County Council (@Kent_cc) May 6, 2022
Members are allowed to join if they are over the age of 18 and have a BMI of 27.5 or over.
The clubs are in found in four Kent locations; Maidstone, Tonbridge, Gravesend and Margate.
Weight loss is encouraged by offering incentives during the matches, such as the chance to score bonus goals based on pre-match weigh-ins.
MAN v FAT Football claims on their website that ‘90% of our players lose weight thanks to our successful combination of team support, accountability and competitiveness.’
When signing up to the club there is a £10 deposit joining fee that is reimbursed after 10 or 14 sessions with the club making the activity free to Kent residents.
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