MAN v FAT Football Oxford City League



Welcome MAN v FAT Footballers,

Thank you for registering for the MAN v FAT Football Oxford City 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: Oxford City
Registration Location: Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane, Oxford, OX3 0NQ
Registration Date/Time: 12/02/2018 19:00
League Venue Details: Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane, Oxford, OX3 0NQ
League Start Date/Time: 19/02/2018 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


Am I the first person signed up to start in January on this forum? Guess so - I’m looking forward to starting and seeing you there


New year & new focus. Enjoying the current season at OB Botley but I believe a better venue at City.


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.


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 Ben,

I’ve joined the league and signed up.

On the registration evening on the 15th January, will this be just registration or will be playing on the night?

I look forward to meeting everyone.

Dan Hennessy


The registration evening is an intro session where we take all your starting measurements and explain how it all works so there isn’t any football on that night.

Cheers, Ben.


Thanks Ben, see you monday.


Good afternoon all,

Unfortunately we are having to delay the start of the league in order to finish recruiting the required numbers for the league to successfully launch. Registration will now be the 12th February

In order for the league to be successful and for us to fully support everyone in their journey towards a healthier lifestyle we have a minimum number of players we can launch with.

We will be doing all we can to recruit the players we need in order to give you the standard of league you deserve and the supportive positive atmosphere that we strive to achieve for all out leagues. If you can help by spreading the word on social media or football forums then please do. Above you can find the league flyer and details of the referral scheme in place.

We apologies for this inconvenience and hope you will stick with us to smash your targets.

Kind Regards, Ben. MAN v FAT Football



Thought I would do a quick introduction I’m Chris and I’m the Man V Fat Football Coach currently running the Oxford Brooks session on a Tuesday evening and will be your coach over at the Oxford City league.

Currently the Oxford Brooks session we are on our 11th week and between the players they have lost a staggering 139.20 kg

The games are going from strength to strength but more importantly the weight loss is really showing
Man, V Fat is a supportive environment where everyone is in the same boat.
Each week I weigh all the players before kick-off and check in with how their week has been.
I also look to give guidance and support on healthy eating and what they need to do next to progress.
I also put up a weekly forum post on a little guidance on making a positive change and a few ideas on change
Looking forward to meeting you all at the introduction week


Man V Fat Football Coach



I’ve just joined the Oxford league. Do we know how many players there will be and how are teams formatted?




New here just wondered if we are on course to start next monday

Waiting with anticipation



Good Morning All,

Thank you for registering for the Oxford City MAN v FAT Football League. We would like to invite you to the registration session on Monday 12th February 7-9pm. We are excited to get the league underway with a registration and intro session. This is a none playing session where all players get chance to meet their coach, team mates and opposition.

This will also be the ideal time to get a good outline of the scheme, how it works and how you can get the best out of it in order to shed those lbs and get healthier. All of your vital starting measurements will also be taken. If you have a family member, friends or colleagues who are interested be sure to get them to sign up on the league homepage

Good luck and we hope you enjoy the league.


Hi All,

Just signed up and looking forward to registration and then getting started on 19-02-2018!



Good morning All,
Just signed up to league, look forward to meeting everyone on Monday 19/2
All the best


Hi all,

I have just signed up to this today, I saw that the registration was this Monday just gone, am I still able to join or do I have to wait 14 weeks for the next registration?


We will aim to get you playing ASAP.


I want to play aswell