MAN v FAT Football Leicester, Blaby League



Welcome MAN v FAT Footballers,

Thank you for registering for the MAN v FAT Football Leicester, Blaby 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: Leicester, Blaby
Registration Location: Blaby & Whetstone Youth Centre, 1 Warwick Road, Leicester LE8 6LW
Registration Date/Time:
League Venue Details: Blaby & Whetstone Youth Centre, 1 Warwick Road, Leicester LE8 6LW
League Start Date/Time:

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


Have just joined Blaby, anyone else joined yet ?


I’ll be back in England for three weeks from the 26 of Jan and would like to have a game if possible.


Hi Steven - to play you must register online. Unfortunately we don’t offer a ‘pay to play’ style.


Oh, OK. No problem, I might swing by to support then.


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.


Im looking forward to joining the leicester league. Does anyone know how many people we have?


I’m signed up!


All signed up really looking forward to playing football again and meeting new people


Evening chaps. Looking forward to meeting you all. I’ve lost loads of weight before and need to do it again (long and painful story) and MvF struck me as a great way to do it.

I haven’t played football for 20 years and have no football ability at all… but I will trundle around the pitch for the duration.


I’ve signed up. Looking forward to it,with like minded people to have fun & lose weight


How can I make our league successful?

The beauty of MAN v FAT and especially the Football element is that as we are all in the same boat we can push each other to achieve so much more than when we do it alone. Success breeds success, we motivate and inspire people just by doing our best.

In order for your league to work well we need good numbers to build the support structures we try and create and the atmosphere that has worked so well at all of our current leagues. You can help massively here as a large number of sign ups come from player referrals and word of mouth so to speak. There is also added accountability in attending a league with people you know and for those of you that are competitive it also gives you the opportunity to earn the bragging rights and target the top weight loss accolades.

Below I have included a flyer for your league and I ask that you simply share it via any means at your disposal - Facebook, Twitter and football Fan Forums are great examples. You can also set up your own referral code that gets you £5 credit in the club shop and your friend 50% off their registration fee. Visit here to set up your code and get sharing it to as many people as possible.

There will also be a MAN v FAT Football on offer for the top referrer in January, so go go go!!


Hi guys,

My name is Sunny Rohit and I am the lead coach for the Blaby scheme. I am looking forward to meeting you all and helping you with your weight loss goals. I have been involved in the sports and leisure industry for over a decade and am passionate about helping people make a positive change. We hope that your involvement in our scheme will bring you both physical and mental health benefits. Please let friends and family know about the scheme. We are still recruiting and hope that this will be a strong and sustainable programme. If you have any questions about the scheme and want to post them on this board I will do my very best to answer them.


What is the surface we will be playing on and what footwear is recommended?


Hi Dave,

It will be held on an outdoor astro turf pitch so Astro turf trainers are the most appropriate footwear (the type with the little dimples on the bottom). Some players like to play in firm ground football boots so it will depend on what you prefer (or have already).

Cheers, Ben.


Really buzzing for it to start !!


Signed up


Any newbies who haven’t already, have a read of this post for new members: The ultimate new member welcome post


Hi guys, just registered tonight for the Blaby area. I’m reasonably new to the area and the thought of combining losing weight and meeting new people sounds great!!
What’s happening about teams etc?
Look forward to meeting you all.

Great news seeing the above link. Im new to this but up for giving a shot, although my fitness is very low. I did drop leaflets everywhere i went before xmas so hope we get a decent turn out to kick this off.

However i was registered for the leicester league, does that mean im in this one? Or do i need to be added ?