Matty Blair helped the latest Fit Rovers inductees settle into their course recently as he takes on a new role as ambassador for Club Doncaster Foundation's flagship scheme.
The Rovers midfielder welcomed 27 men onto the latest staging of the course, helping them record their initial measurements of weight, height and blood pressure.
Matty will be joining the men more regularly on Thursday nights at the Keepmoat Stadium, as they bid to follow in the footsteps of the eight previous courses who have between them lost an incredible amount of weight.
Matty said: "I'm delighted to be the Fit Rovers ambassador for this season: I spent quite a bit of time with the participants last year and really enjoyed watching them reach their goals, so to have more of a direct involvement this time round is great.
"The programme is fantastic and I still can't believe it's free. The sessions I've witnessed are really professional and it's such a relaxed environment to meet new people and reach your goals."
As part of his role, Matty also visited the Fit Rovers vets session to keep an eye on how the men are progressing having already graduated from the course.
Eighty-one men turned up at the Keepmoat Stadium, 54 of which were for the for the veteran sessions, which are run by Foundation staff and are exclusive for Fit Rovers graduates. Matty spent the rest of the evening discussing how they had maintained lifestyle changes up to 18 months after their course finished.
Fit Rovers is Club Doncaster Foundation's pioneering adult fitness course based at the Keepmoat Stadium, aimed at men over the age of 30, and is free of charge for participants.
The follow on veteran sessions are available at just £2 and offer football sessions, circuits and various cycle routes around Doncaster.
For more information about the next free courses available, contact the team on 01302 764663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.