A FOOTBALL programme which aims to tackle obesity in men across the country has launched in Barnsley.
The six-a-side football club, organised by MAN v FAT Football, will meet on Tuesday evenings at Honeywell Sports Village, Honeywell Campus.
More than 60 per cent of adults in Barnsley are obese or overweight according to the British Heart Foundation, with more than 40,000 having been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Richard Crick, head of MAN v FAT, says: “We’re delighted to be expanding our programme in Barnsley following many successful years of helping men lose weight and improve their lifestyle elsewhere in the country.
“MAN v FAT isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about enjoying sport in a safe, friendly environment, learning about healthy lifestyle and diet – and making new friends.
“We have spaces for new players in Barnsley and we’ll be with them every step of the way.”
Players can join up at www.manvfat.com/football and they can get more information by calling 0345 163 1042 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.