Soccer program for overweight men arrives in Cockburn

Competitors during the MAN vs FAT pilot season at UWA last year.
Competitors during the MAN vs FAT pilot season at UWA last year.

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.