MAN v FAT Football West Bromwich League



Welcome MAN v FAT Footballers,

Thank you for registering for the MAN v FAT Football West Bromwich 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: West Bromwich
Registration Location: George Salter Academy, West Bromwich, B70 9UW
Registration Date/Time: 29/01/2018 20:00
League Venue Details: George Salter Academy, West Bromwich, B70 9UW
League Start Date/Time: 05/02/2018 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


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!!


I’ve just signed up. Looking forward to it!


Looking forward too it . Hopefully meet some good friends and lose some weight …
O and win the league


Looking forward to registration on Monday. See you all there :slightly_smiling_face: Gary


Looking forward to getting going? Anyone know if we’ve got a Whatsapp group going?



Hi lads
I’m joining this league west brom.
I had the start date down as 5/2/18 as it stats
I didn’t reliease the registration session is 29/1/18 and can not make it.
Does this mean I can’t join the league and start on the 5th???


If you can’t make the session because of work then don’t worry, please just arrive at least 30 minutes early for your first game and let your coach know. They will then do these measurements and give you all the information you need at that session. Obviously because you’re missing from registration it means that you won’t be able to score weight loss goals until the week after your first session.


Hello guys! Name is Carl and having a tad difficulty making my way to the registration tonight. Is anyone living in bearwood or extremely local who could help me out with a lift tonight? be much appreciated.


As mentioned earlier i was struggling to make the registration because of travel issues but will be there raring to go next week whatever team i have been allocated on.



I’ve only just come across this manvfat football and I have to say I’m very intrigued, can you confirm if you still have spaces available? How do I sign up? Join a team? Can I join on my own? I love football with a passion and played over 35s football last year but was by far the biggest and unfitest in the league so gave it up, this could be brilliant for me.

Could someone please respond or call me on 07481579150.

I hope I’m not too late.

Look forward to hearing from you.




Hi Adam,

All the details for the West Brom league and a link to join can be found on the homepage

You can join on your own and we will slot you in to a team ready to start as soon as this Monday.

Cheers, Ben, MAN v FAT.



I have tried to register but unfortunately my post code is not in the area so will have to wait until the Walsall one starts.

Gutted as Would of loved to start this Monday.

Thanks anyhow.


If you email me i can send you all the options to get you started asap.

Cheers, Ben


Hi Ben,

I have emailed you.

Many Thanks


Hi guys!!!

League started last night got to meet all of the team we got off to a great start a 5-2 win , all had fun game by the sounds of things. This looks a decent league to be in some good people around all shook hands at the end one guy came off injured hopefully he’s ok…

Great game enjoyed it got me a hat trick lol looking forward to next week good luck all involved let’s keep losing those pounds or kgs and keep up the good atmosphere surrounding the games.

Paul vice captain of black pudding F.C. :grinning:![image|281x499](upload://eXhtrTANstfZETZmUteP71MmEca.j


Hi is anyone going to tonight match up from fifty shades of fat on here I’m a new player and I don’t know where to meet up


Hi folks,

I have just signed up to the group when do i get to start playing football?


If you haven’t already you can register for the league here:

You will be assigned a team in due course so hang tight.

In the meantime, feel free to have a read of our new member post: The ultimate new member welcome post