MAN v FAT Football Harlow League



Welcome MAN v FAT Footballers,

Thank you for registering for the MAN v FAT Football Harlow 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: Harlow
Registration Location: Mark Hall Sports Centre, London Road, CM17 9LR
Registration Date/Time: 26/03/2018 20:00
League Venue Details: Mark Hall Sports Centre, London Road, CM17 9LR
League Start Date/Time: 02/04/2018 20:00

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

New Harlow League

Can’t wait to get started. If you need any help let me know.


Hallo all - looking forward to giving this a go!


Hello Gents Im Scott 35 from Harlow looking forward to getting stuck in! Hope you all have a great xmas and see you all in the new year!!


Can not wait see you soon


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.


Looking forward to starting!


Hi Admin do you happen to know what footwear will be needed to play football for Harlow league?? Thanks :grinning:


Most surfaces for MAN V FAT are astro turf, thus trainers/ astro boots are suitable - make sure you clarify this at the registration session.


So how many we got so far? i’ve been plugging it


Evening gents,

Signed up to this. Looking forward to it!


Hi, I’m Colin 41, I’m looking forward to losing the pounds but more so playing football lol


Hey signed up, want to know how this works, do i just show up to play football?


The Harlow league is set to start later in March - you will be contacted in the coming weeks regarding when to start playing.


Afternoon Gents, I’ve signed up today. Look forward to seeing you all soon.


Hi guys, I’m Matt, overweight, dodgy knee and crap at football.

Can’t wait to get started :joy::joy:

That being said realised the actual football begins on the 2nd and I’m away then :sob::sob:

See you all at registration.


Can’t wait. Scales hit 16st this morning so I’m getting the boots out that have been collecting dust for twenty five years!!


Is it purely registration on this date - don’t want to turn up kitted up and look like a numpty!! Cheers.


John Terry ? Is that you?


First date is always registration night, it’s always worth bringing your boots and shinpads just in case there’s an option of a match on the night, as a quick kickabout? Also you can make sure that they are ok to play with!