Kick the Fat

The men’s weight loss football league

Kick the Fat is a football league with a difference, it’s only for players who want to lose weight.

The league runs for ten to twelve weeks on a weekday evening at three locations across the borough. Wandsworth Council subsidises the course which costs just £20-22.

You’ll be weighed each week before the game and your weight loss converted into goals on the pitch. To help with your weight loss, each week you’ll get a chance to meet with a qualified nutritionist to get tips and advice on your diet.

Kick the Fat is perfect for all abilities and fitness, even if you haven’t played football for a long time. You don’t have to play every week as even non-playing team mates can still lose weight and contribute to the score.

‘I participated in the pilot scheme and found it immensely rewarding and helpful. The sense of kinship and mutual support is very motivating but it’s also a lot of fun, no pressure just a low stress way of getting back into physical activity amongst like-minded people. Highly recommended.’

Don, Kick the Fat participant.


For leagues starting the week of 28 October 2019

  • Tuesday 8.30 to 10pm at Battersea Park Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, Battersea, SW11 4NJ
  • Friday 7.00 to 8.30pm at Furzedown Recreation Centre, Ramsdale Rd, London SW17 9BP

Qualifying criteria

  • Male 18 years +
  • Be registered with a GP or live in the Wandsworth borough
  • BMI of 30+ (to calculate your BMI click here)

To register

For more information and find out details of your nearest league, please complete the registration form . You can also contact Enable Leisure & Sport on 020 3959 0035 or email us.

A wide range of community exercise programmes are also available through our Active Lifestyles programme.

Furzedown Recreation Centre

Furzedown Recreation Centre, Ramsdale Road, London, UK

What if I’m not fit enough?
Everyone who is in the league is in the same situation and wants to lose weight, and as you
play more and lose more you’ll get fitter too. Don’t forget the weight lost each week will be converted into goals for the game, so you can still support the team as a non-playing member.

Can I join on my own?
Yes. You can join as a whole team, a few mates, or just as an individual. We’ll form the teams at our registration event shortly before the league starts.

What’s included in the fee?
The fee covers everything needed for the 10 week league – pitch hire, referees, nutritionists, equipment, even some medals and trophies at the end of the league! The costs for this programme are being subsidised by Wandsworth Council. If you’ve got any other questions please get in touch.