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  • Designed exclusively for overweight men of any fitness level
  • Join on your own or with mates and see how 95% of our players lose weight
  • Expert 24/7 support provided to motivate, inform and inspire you
  • Register as a player for just $10

If you are joining a subsidised league then you pay a $10 registration fee and that's it - the costs of the first season in that league have already been covered by an external funder, like UWA or local government - Sometimes the funder asks us to take a deposit for players to ensure that they turn up. From the second season on, you'll pay a $10 registration fee, as well as a small weekly fee (paid in monthly instalments of no more than $45/month)

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    Weigh, play, lose, win

    MAN v FAT Soccer is a University of Western Australia initiative based on a successful nationwide weight loss program that exists in the UK called MAN v FAT Football. MAN v FAT Football was the first weight loss scheme to ever be officially endorsed by the UK Football Association. MAN v FAT Soccer, designed especially for Australia, is a soccer league only for guys who want to lose weight. Every player is in the same situation and wants the same thing - to enjoy soccer, lose weight and get healthier. During the leagues MAN v FAT supports you to lose weight and each week as well as playing a 30-minute football match, you also weigh in before the game. You and your team earn bonus goals from the weigh-in results which are added to the score on the football pitch. Uniquely, MAN v FAT Soccer rewards players not just for winning games but also for losing weight. We give support to every player with unique resources, inspiration and 24/7 support to help you lose weight, get fitter and enjoy the beautiful game.

    Read one of our player’s views on the league here

    If you are joining a discounted league then you pay a $10 registration fee and that's it - the costs of the first season in that league have already been covered by an external funder, like UWA, local government, or by funding provided by Healthway WA - sometimes the funder asks us to take a deposit for players to ensure that they turn up. If you're enrolling in a league from the second season on, you'll pay a $10 registration fee, as well as a small weekly fee (paid in monthly instalments of $45/month). If you're already registered in a league, you don't need to pay the $10 registration fee again!

    That depends on how much you put into the league and how much of the support you take (the more, the better!) In an assessed 14 week pilot scheme run by Solihull Council in the UK, players lost 22kgs on average, with 62% hitting their 5% body weight target. The maximum weight lost by one player was 67kgs and the maximum bodyweight percentage lost was 26%. 95% of players lose weight.
    Because they love soccer and hate being fat. They see all the things that their weight is cheating them of: the ability to play with their children (or how it’s embarrassing their kids), how much their body hurts with aching joints, snoring and wheezing every time they climb the stairs, never finding any clothes that fit... the list goes on. All of them join with the motivation to lose weight and do so in a way that is truly enjoyable and inspiring.
    Because the leagues are not just decided on the games won on the pitch, but also on the weight lost off it, you can join a team as a non-playing member. This means that you weigh in every week and support your team. Your weight loss counts towards your team’s success. When you’ve lost enough weight to feel comfortable joining in then you can get involved on the pitch.
    Approximately 80% of players do. We put you into teams and help you to get to know the other players. Equally, if you have friends, colleagues or family who also want to lose weight then join with them and you can be in the same team.

    We have two Leagues that will be running in February 2019. They are:

    1. UWA League
      The UWA Season 2 League details are:
      Dates: Wednesday 6 February – Wednesday 15 May
      Registration Night: Wednesday 6 February
      Match nights: Wednesday 13 February – Wednesday 15 May
      Location: Riley Oval, UWA Crawley Campus, Perth

       

    2. NEW! Cockburn League
      The new Cockburn Season 1 League details are:
      Dates: Tuesday 5 February – Tuesday 14 May
      Registration Night: Tuesday 5 February
      Match nights: Tuesday 12 February – Tuesday 14 May
      Location: Cockburn Bowling & Recreational Club, 40 Birchley Road, Yangebup

    If you're interested in joining a league, but don't have one near you, just get in touch and we'll do our best to raise interest and open a league in your area. Give us a call if you're a soccer club, company or local authority who wants to bring a league to your area.

    To receive the latest news on existing and new Leagues in Australia you can sign-up to the weekly MAN v FAT email that can be found at the bottom of this page.

    Take a look at our full list of FAQ here. If that doesn't answer your question email us on hello@manvfatsoccer.com.au and we’ll do our best to help.

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    Join a league to get fitter and healthier in just 14 weeks. If you have any questions email hello@manvfatsoccer.com.au.

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    This is a LIVE LEAGUE which means it’s up and running. Registration costs $10.00 (unless you're already registered from a previous season!). Your monthly direct debit payment is $45 which only starts when you are playing.

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    This is a PLANNED LEAGUE. This means that when we have 30 men signed up we will launch the league. Reserving your place costs just $1. When the league is live you would then pay $8.99 to complete your registration and a monthly direct debit payment of $25 when your league has started.

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    This is a DISCOUNTED LEAGUE. The monthly costs of $45 for the first season have already been covered by an external funder. Registration in this league will cost you $10, but if you re-enrol next season, the normal registration fee and monthly fee will apply.

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