Northampton Town Football Club are taking part in Green Football Weekend again this season.
Green Football Weekend is the world’s biggest football campaign to tackle climate change, with more than 80 professional UK clubs in the battle to protect our beautiful game between Friday 2nd and Monday 5th February.
The teams will be competing for the Green Football Cup. Fans can score goals for the club they support and earn the chance to win prizes by taking climate-friendly action.
Goal-scoring activities include switching to a green energy provider, walking, biking or taking public transport rather than driving and encouraging friends and family to get involved.
Visit greenfootballweekend.com to sign-up. Create a team for you or your family and make sure you select Northampton Town as your club! Goals can be scored by uploading climate-friendly activities to the platform between Thursday 18th January and Wednesday 7th February.
There’s more! The Cobblers’ Sky Bet League One fixture at home to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday 27th January will be a Green Matchday.
Various local businesses and climate groups were invited to support the event last season, and even more is planned this time around.
Before kick-off, there will be a Northants Litter Wombles litter pick covering Sixfields Stadium and the surrounding areas as well as a range of activities for families and children. Those who take part will have the chance to win prizes whilst learning how to be more sustainable in order to help the environment.
Your favourite Cobblers players will also be involved with Green Football Weekend, wearing t-shirts and armbands to help support and raise awareness of the campaign. The players will also be taking on the Veg Wedge Challenge. Follow @ntfc and @NTFC_CT on X (formerly Twitter) so you don’t miss their attempts!
Damon Fox, Sustainability Lead at the Northampton Town FC Community Trust, is calling for Cobblers fans to help the club build on their Green Football Weekend success last season.
“We’re really excited to be involved in Green Football Weekend again,” he said.
“We finished ninth last year, second if you only include EFL clubs, and we want to build on that achievement.
“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.”
Please contact Damon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Green Football Weekend and our Green Matchday.