A professional football club hosted a penalty shootout to tackle obesity at half time of a league fixture.

On Saturday, January 11, as part of National Obesity Awareness Week, Leyton Orient hosted an obesity awareness match at The Breyer Group Stadium.

Leyton Orient Trust welcomed representatives from Waltham Forest Public Health and colleagues from their healthy lifestyles programmes to celebrate launch of two new fitness programmes.

Members from the football team and Black Jack, took penalties at half time of Leyton Orient v Grimsby Town.

Black Jack are the winning team from Man V Fat Football a weight loss orientated league – together losing a total 375KG.

The day also celebrated the launch of two new healthy lifestyles programmes – Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered; and FIT O’S.

Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered is for fathers or father-figures who wants to spend quality time, strengthening bonds with their daughter through physical activity.

FIT O’S is a free 12-week health programme for men and women aged 35-65 who are looking to lose weight, get fitter and lead a more active life.

For more information visit: www.leytonorienttrust.org.uk/dad