LSPAA Winner Profile - Kevin Stow
Kevin Stow won the Active Change Award, sponsored by One You Lincolnshire, at the Lincolnshire Sport & Physical Activity Awards 2022, held last November.
The Active Change Award is for an individual who has used sport or physical activity to make a positive change to their own life. This may be a personal transformation, a change in attitude towards physical activity, starting a journey by discovering a new sport, or a change in routine to build in more activity or change in mental health and personal wellbeing.
Kevin Stow the 2022 winner was recognised for the transformational change he made to his life after signing up for MAN v FAT Football, following a meeting regarding his heath. Kevin completely changed his diet and increased his active minutes and even began playing 11 a side football as well. He has lost over 5 stone in the last 18 months.
Kevin was diagnosed with prostate cancer after starting the MAN v FAT programme . The weight he had lost on the programme meant the operation he required was easier to perform, and his recovery much shorter than it otherwise would have been. Kevin has used his success to help others by becoming a player facilitator. Through this role Kevin has helped support the other members to improve their lifestyle through physical activity.
MAN v FAT is an amazing scheme and can make a real difference to men's physical and mental health. There are groups in Lincoln and Boston who would love new members. You do not have to be a 'footballer' as there are all levels and while we do play football the weight loss side of things is perhaps more important to helping your team to win.
Find out more about MAN v FAT in Lincolnshire on the MAN v FAT website.
Hear from Kevin in his award's video:
Thanks to One You Lincolnshire for sponsoring the Active Change Award