Club Doncaster Foundation's Fit Rovers project has bagged the Sheffield & Hallamshire CFA Community Project of the Year 2018.
Following a record 2,904 nominations, the CFA have selected 10 local winners of the FA and McDonald's Grassroots Football Awards.
So far, the Fit Rovers project has engaged with almost 200 men in Doncaster and combined, they have lost a staggering 102 stone.
Health and wellbeing officer Nick Gillott said: "The way the project has evolved over the last 18 months has been astounding and that’s all down to the continued hard work and dedication of the team.
We have had a special year culminating with our inaugural play on the pitch event in May, so this is just the icing on top and we can't wait to develop the programme further.”
"I'd just like to thank all the men who have been through the course so far and especially those that have nominated the project for the award. We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without the support of the NHS CCG, who have provided instrumental funding to make this project soar.”
The course boasts an 80% retention rate, with an average weight loss per participant of 3.6kg and an average waist circumference loss of 1.9inch.
The Grassroots Football Awards, known previously as The FA and McDonalds Community Awards, recognise and celebrate the work of individuals and groups to instill The FA’s PRIDE values – Progressive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determination and Excellent – and make a positive difference in their club, league or local community.
The full list of winners can be found on: http://www.sheffieldfa.com/news/2018/jul/03/grassroots-football-award-winners
For more information about the Fit Rovers project and how to get involved in the next course starting on August 2, contact the team on 01302 764663.