LATEST NEWS: Peterborough Sunday Morning League still going strong as '˜Man v Fat' footballers weigh up their chances of success

The death of Sunday morning football in Peterborough appears to have been greatly exaggerated.

Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:08 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:07 pm
Players from the 'Man v Fat' League.

The Peterborough Sunday Morning League has bucked a recent trend by attracting nine new teams for the 2018-19 campaign.

One new team has emerged from the popular ‘Man v Fat’ football programme in the city. ‘Man v Fat’ football was set up for overweight men and includes points awarded for weight loss.

The other new teams for next season are Glinton & Northborough, Cross Keys, Deeping & Surrounding Villages, FC Amateurs, Riverside, Bretton FC, Benwick Athletic and Dreams FC Reserves.

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Four teams who competed last season will not be returning.

They are West Town, Parkway, Walnut Tree and Cardea Reserves.

The League constitution will be released soon.

Popular long-serving chairman Fred Johnson has stood down and will be replaced by Parkside FC legend Malcolm Neale.

Jak Bellamy of Dreams FC won the League’s golden boot prize for 2017-18, fixture secretary Craig Heath was named commitee member of the year while Michael MacDonald was named referee of the year.