Green Football Weekend Kicks Off

EFL Clubs and the network of Club Community Organisations are once again supporting Green Football Weekend.

Running from 2-5 February, EFL Clubs and their community organisations are hosting a wide range of activities and initiatives to have a positive impact on our planet, including to encourage football supporters across the world to incorporate more vegetables into their diet, not only benefitting their own health, but also having a positive impact on the planet.

We’ve already seen lots of activity, including:

  • Northampton Town holding their Green Game last Saturday, with local community and environmental groups attending to share their work with fans.
  • Wycombe Wanderers launching their new BeOne Sustainability Strategy.
  • Leicester City in the Community joined volunteers in planting 90 trees at a local playing fields.
  • QPR sharing their sustainable travel pledge as part of their green game last Sunday.
  • Watford announcing a new sustainable travel partnership to help understand and address the impact of fans travelling to matches.
  • Bradford City players visiting vegetarian restaurant Prashad to learn more about plant-based cooking ahead of the Community Foundation’s launch of new veggie and vegan options in their community hub.
  • West Bromwich Albion introducing their Baggies Pastures Green to fans and shared some of the work they’ve done since forming in 2022.
  • In the lead up to their game against Southampton, Rotherham United launching their Swap Shop, offering fans the chance to trade in their surplus Rotherham United kit and swap it for something new.
  • Blackburn Rovers Community Trust linking up with their Club partner, BGreenn, to provide guidance energy saving guidance to two groups of young people who regularly attend the charity’s Neighbourhood Youth Offer programme, and promoting the benefits of smart meters as part of their Smart Energy GB community work to Remember the Rovers participants.

Damon Fox, Sustainability Lead at the Northampton Town FC Community Trust, said: “People in our community are very interested in doing what they can to help the environment and prevent climate change.

“I urge everyone to get involved because engaging with Green Football Weekend is a lot of fun for you and your family, and you’re helping a great cause.”

Keep an eye out on activity by following the #GreenFootballWeekend hashtag over the weekend.

Supporters can log their actions on the Green Football Weekend website in order to score green goals helping their team climb up the leaderboard as fans support the campaign.