A FOOTBALL league that has helped men lose more than 250,000lbs is coming to Warrington.

MAN v FAT was set up exclusively for overweight men who wish to lose weight through playing football and now has more than 70 leagues across the UK – and it will add Warrington to that list in April.

The league will be hosted at Birchwood Community High School and will run on Monday evenings between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.

MAN v FAT is unique in that teams can score points off the field as well as on it – players are rewarded for their weight loss performance as well as their footballing performance as extra goal bonuses are awarded depending on the pounds lost by the players.

Chris Fenton has lost five stone since joining MAN v FAT and says he would recommend it to any man.

“MAN v FAT Football gave me a kick up the behind and made me realise how bad my health was,” he said.

“I was then put into a group of lads who all had the same goals to play football and to lose weight.

“It gives me a focus and a desire to lose weight and as the weeks go on I feel better about myself.

“I have more energy and for the first time I'm able to play with my kids without getting tired.

“I'm truly grateful for this opportunity and would recommend it to any man.”

MAN v FAT's head of football Richard Crick added: "We've seen that MAN v FAT Football can have an incredible impact on the health of our players with 90% of players losing weight and 93% reporting improvements from a range of conditions such as curing sleep apnoea to reversing diabetes.

“Our players have now lost more than 250,000lbs and these numbers are continuing to grow week on week.”

Players can join up at www.manvfat.com/football and they can get more information by calling 0345 163 1042 or emailing football@manvfat.com