MAN v FAT Football Cambridge League



Welcome MAN v FAT Footballers,

Thank you for registering for the MAN v FAT Football Cambridge League this page will serve as a great place to meet your future team mates (and opposition) as well as keep up-to-date with all news and updates relevant to your league.

Your league details are:

League Name: Cambridge
Registration Location: The Cambs Glass, Newmarket Road, CB5 8LN
Registration Date/Time: 08/01/2018 19:00
League Venue Details: Abbey Leisure complex, Whitehall Road, Cambridge, CB5 8NT
League Start Date/Time: 15/01/2018 19:00

All of these details and the latest information about your league (including photos, videos, scores, stats and more) can be found on your league homepage, which you can find here

Some other places that you might want to take a look at are our MAN v FAT Shop for all of your official league merchandise - Shop

The MAN v FAT website is also rammed with information, motivation, recipes, funny stuff and advice and you can find that here -MAN v FAT

You’ll also notice the Amazing Loser section and you should know that all of the Amazing Losers we profile are members of this forum so you can message them directly to ask for more information. It forms the largest social network of men supporting each other’s weight loss anywhere on the web, and it’s a massive support for your own weight loss journey.

If you haven’t yet signed up for your pre-season emails then these will take you through a number of useful elements - Subscribe

Don’t forget too to register your own unique referral URL which you can do here - this means that you can share that URL and we track all sign ups. So you get paid £5 for everyone who joins through your link. The person you refer also gets 50% off their registration - it’s the ultimate win-win.

If you have any questions please feel free to browse our MAN v FAT Football FAQ. If you still can’t find the answers your looking for then feel free to ask us below and we will get back to you.

I would also strongly recommend having a good look around the forum as it is jam-packed with great info, expert advice and tips to help you get going and be successful. Here is a great place to start - the ultimate new user post. You should also know that you can get advice from PTs and dietitians directly on this forum by visiting the Ask a PT Anything and Ask a Qualified Dietician anything threads. If you want to know how to do something on the forum such as upload an image or insert a video then check out the Forum FAQ

Finally be sure to introduce yourself by replying below so you can get to know your fellow league members. You will find plenty of chaps in the same situation as yourself all looking to come together to lose weight, get healthy and get back to enjoying football again.

I look forward to welcoming you at registration.

Ben Gallon
MAN v FAT League Administrator


Must remember to take it easy on the turkey.


Hi everyone. I’m Erol, 35, overweight, unfit and raring to go!


Hi all, Amasis Saba here, really looking forward to starting. Anyone know what happens at the first session on the 8th?


Hi. Do you need a team or can you enter as an individual?



My names Parv. Excited to join the cambs league on Monday 8th :+1:t4:


Most players join on their own. We will create teams out of all the registered players so not to worry if you are joining solo.


Ok, hoping to win the stupid question award: how many a-side are we playing?


Hi guys my name is Stuart I am 23 and obviously overweight. I am really excited to start playing football again.


Is there a whatts app group specifically for the cambridge league???


Hi mate, no there isn’t a league specific whatsapp group. When the league begins and everyone is placed into teams each team will have their own whatsapp group.


6 a side I think


Yeah 6 aside is correct.


Hi I’m Martin 36 and very overweight really keen to start


Hi all. I’m Patrick and I’m really looking forward to playing.


Hi all, signed up and looking forward to it. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make the first day on the 8th as away with work but look forward to the 15th. Hope that’s ok. Got a wedding next year hence I need to get active… have a good new year. Matt


That’s fine, HOWEVER just make sure you let the league coach know ASAP and arrive 30 mins earlier (if possible) on your first game so you can be properly measured!


What can we expect from the session on the 8th? Will there be a weigh-in? Will we be put into teams?


The registration session is an introduction to the league and how everything works. You also get to meet your team mates (and opposition) for the first time as well as the league coach who will help you on your journey.

Your starting measurements - Weight, waist and height will also be recorded and there will be the opportunity for some before photos to be taken (i can’t encourage this enough as you will want to compare and see how far you have came as the weight comes off).


So What Happens Next?

You have signed up, got your welcome email and clicked the link that’s got you to here! Hopefully your excitement is building, you have started getting used to the forum and are chatting to guys who have signed up for the same league (if you haven’t posted yet then go for it, it will settle the nerves and give you some faces to look for at registration).

You should feel comfortable asking any questions here no matter how big or small, if you’re wondering about something then I guarantee someone else is too.

The next step of your journey will see you attend the registration session for your league. All details of dates, times and location can be found in the original post and on your league homepage. There isn’t any football at your registration session so you can dress casually. Although we recommend trying to dress in similar clothing to that which you will be wearing on game nights to get the most accurate weigh ins each week.

At registration, we will introduce you to the league and how it works, take your starting weight, height and waist measurement and you will have the opportunity to take some photos for your records (I can’t recommend this highly enough as the transformation of so many players is staggering, it’s nice to have your own personal record and we even have a feature on your homepage to help you with this). You will also be introduced to your team and league coach who will be there to support you on your journey to a fitter healthier lifestyle. Each team will have a WhatsApp group created for it and will be given a team colour.

There is also still time to get your family, friends or work colleagues involved and you can support each other on the journey. Most men are notorious for being secret dieters and this is often our downfall, share your experience and get motivated to hit your targets and be successful.

Lets Smash it, Ben, MAN v FAT League Administrator.