Man V Fat footballers shape up for start of season — and are sizing up new players

By Gareth Dennison | 12/07/2019

Man V Fat footballers shape up for start of season — and are sizing up new players
The Man V Fat players

A SPORTS league which helps men in Rotherham lose fat through football is getting ready to kick off its fifth season.  

Man V Fat Football is open to any man in the borough who wants to get healthier, lose weight and enjoy playing sport.

The league is run by the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and offers support to each player, aiming to give them the motivation and inspiration they need to play football and lose weight.

Bonus “goals” are given depending on the amount of weight lost each week.

Emma Schofield, health and wellbeing manager RUCST, said this season’s players had lost almost 29 stone between them in just 12 weeks. 

“We cannot tell you how proud we are of all of our participants this season,” Emma added.

“Our leading weight loss player has lost over 16 per cent of his body weight and 28cm off his waist.

“Coupled with the increase in physical activity levels and a healthier diet, these men have really made a difference to their lives.”

Registration for the new season takes place from 6.30pm next Friday, July 19, at the New York Stadium, with weekly matches from 7pm to 9pm on Fridays at Parkgate Astro on School Lane, Parkgate.

For more information, visit, email Emma at or call 01709 827767.

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