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Published 17 January 2023 4 min read
Grassroots Football

Get involved for Green Football Weekend 2023

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

We’re joining forces against climate change alongside more than 80 top football clubs in the world’s biggest football campaign to protect our world

The countdown has begun to next month’s Green Football Weekend, with millions of fans and participants encouraged to score green goals for their team by taking climate-friendly actions.

Green Football Weekend takes place from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 February, but for the next 20 days, clubs across the country can battle it out for the coveted Green Football Cup.

But unlike other tournaments, it’s your actions that will decide who takes the Cup home, with fans scoring green goals for their favourite club by taking climate-friendly actions - from eating a veggie meal to turning the thermostat down one degree or taking a shorter shower.

By adopting three of the tournament’s simple habits for a year, you could save up to £728 by choosing climate-friendly activities to score green goals. So pick your activities and register your goals now via the official Green Football Weekend website.

The competition will culminate in Green Football Weekend , when clubs will join fans in implementing changes by making their fixtures ‘greener games’, and some teams will wear green armbands to show their support for protecting our world.

By taking part, fans also have the chance to win an England shirt signed by the men’s senior team.

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Green Football Weekend 2023

Find out more about Green Football Weekend, which takes place in February 2023

“In scoring green goals for their club, football fans have incredible power to help protect our world - and save money in the process,” explained Green Football Weekend spokesperson Sarah Jacobs.

“If fans adopted three climate-friendly habits across the course of the 20-day tournament - reducing their shower time to four minutes, having two meat-free days per week and turning the thermostat down by one degree - fans could save more than 700m kg CO2e, the equivalent of planting 11.78m trees.”

“And the benefits go beyond helping tackle climate change and protecting nature. In taking part, fans can also make significant savings. By adopting these small changes for one year, they could reduce their household bill by up to £728.”

The campaign, which is set to become an annual event, is backed by more than 30 major supporters, including England Football, the EFL, the BWSL, the National Trust, RSPB and the Church of England.

Thousands of schools are also taking part, with teachers running special lessons and clubs sending club staff and mascots into classrooms to inspire students.

Green Football Weekend is powered by Sky Sports, BT Sport, the Football Supporters Association, Pledgeball, Planet League, First News and Count Us In.