NEWS: O's and Leyton Orient Trust launch MAN v FAT Football League

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Leyton Orient and the Leyton Orient Trust have teamed up with MAN v FAT to launch a new football league to help men lose weight.

The MAN v FAT Football scheme has featured on BBC’s The One Show and has even been the focus of a programme on Brazilian national television.

In a number of leagues across the country, over 93 per cent of players have lost weight and some players have lost up to 70lbs during the 15 week league.

The league is being offered to men with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27.5 or over and you can find out your BMI by visiting

Uniquely, the MAN v FAT Football League is decided not just on points won, but pounds lost. It is suitable for men of any fitness level and there are even non-playing roles available, meaning that men of any size can get involved and get healthier. As well as free football, every player also receives free resources, inspiration and 24/7 support to help them lose weight and get fitter via

The league starts in January 2017 and you don’t have to be an O’s fan to get involved! The league will run Wednesdays between 7pm and 9pm and the small sided pitches at The Score Centre on Oliver Road, Leyton.

O’s fans Julian Furne and Francis Scoltock were in attendance for the official launch of the league last Thursday at the O’s training ground with players Nicky Hunt, Alan Dunne, Robbie Weir and Tom Parkes all lending their support to the MAN v FAT scheme.

Andrew Shanahan, Managing Director of MAN v FAT said: “I set up MAN v FAT when I lost over 70lbs and discovered just how little help there is out there for men who want to lose weight, so we are thrilled to bring MAN v FAT Football to Leyton Orient.

“We’ve already had a brilliant reaction to the idea and if you’re interested in playing then get in fast as places always go fast in every league we’ve run. I’d urge any guys who fancy winning their battle against fat to give it a try – the only thing they have to lose is weight!”

Please note that spaces on the leagues are limited and you don’t have to be a team to play, 99 per cent of those who sign up to the leagues are individuals just looking to play football and beat fat! Register now at