BRING soccer and 70 motivated overweight men together and you have a new program aiming to shed the kilos through fun and fitness.
The City of Cockburn will be the first Australian council to host the MAN v FAT program, which combines regular sport with achievable changes to diet and lifestyle.
The soccer-based program, which sees each team’s on-field score boosted by extra points earned from weight loss, helped 87 men lose a combined 600kg during the University of WA’s pilot season last year.
The inaugural 15-week league will include eight teams and will kick off on February 12 at Visko Park, Yangebup.
Visit www.manvfatsoccer.com.au for more information.