Join the Footy Fit league

Published Monday, 9th September 2019

A new ten-week football fitness league to support men to lose weight is kicking off soon.

Starting on Monday 14 October, the league will run every Monday from 7pm until 9pm at the 3G pitch at Brierton Sports Centre.

The aim is for players to get fit and lose weight whilst having fun with friends. Teams can have a minimum of seven players and a maximum of eleven, and goal bonuses will be added for collective team weight loss.

Men must have a BMI of 27 or above to join, and players can pay £3.50 per session or just £30 for the full 10 weeks.

There will be three free taster sessions on Monday 16 September, Monday 23 September and Monday 30 September from 7pm until 8pm at Brierton Sports Centre for those interested in finding out more.

An official registration will then take place on Monday 7 October. The league will run until Monday 16 December, with an awards ceremony to honour the winning team and stand-out players of the season.

Not only this, but an exclusive league WhatsApp group has also been set up to offer players regular updates on matches, league standings, fitness and healthy eating advice.

Chris Fairless, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Sports and Physical Activity Officer and Footy Fit Coordinator, said: “This is a great opportunity to gather your team together and get fit whilst having fun.

“Team spaces are limited, so we’d encourage anyone who’s interested in finding out more or signing up to get in touch as soon as possible to reserve their spot.”

For further information, please contact Hartlepool Borough Council’s Participation Team via or by calling 01429 523556.