National Sustainability Award for Birmingham County FA

Save Today, Play Tomorrow successful at BASIS Awards 2022!

Birmingham County FA is delighted to announce that its Save Today, Play Tomorrow programme has won the Strategy - Organisation Award at The British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) Awards!

BASIS AwardThe BASIS awards are held annually to recognise and highlight sustainable development principles within the sport sector across six key categories.

The winner of the Strategy - Organisation Award for 2022 was the Save Today, Play Tomorrow programme; the County FA’s over-arching strategy to create and support lower-carbon football in the West Midlands.

Save Today, Play Tomorrow is a series of planned initiatives, strategic partnerships and infrastructure investment that fall under four key themes - health and wellbeing, positive education, climate action and reconnecting football with nature – and the initiative is already having a positive impact throughout the local grassroots football region. 

Richard Lindsay, Save Today, Play Tomorrow lead at Birmingham County FA, said: "As one of the larger County FAs, we felt we’ve got a responsibility to empower grassroots football to make a few changes that can secure the safety, or secure the game for long term from an environmental perspective. 

“The last 15 – 18 months has been about educating the grassroots game and empowering and engendering them to make these positive changes - everything from eliminating plastic from matchdays, right the way through to how they travel to and from games. 

“The plan from the start was to create a blueprint that was adopted by other County FAs or even across other sports. The things we are doing are replicable across all sports and so hopefully, following this superb award, we might be able to engage a few more.”

For more information on Save Today, Play Tomorrow, please CLICK HERE