This weekend sees the start of Green Football Weekend - an exciting new campaign that will see millions of football fans and their clubs gather for a weekend of football fun and competitive activities to help protect our planet.
It is set to be the biggest moment of climate action in the footballing calendar, with more than 80 professional clubs involved, special 'greener games' being held by teams across the leagues, and Sky and BT Sport as broadcasting partners.
In support of this weekend Birmingham County FA and their award winning Save Today, Play Tomorrow programme are giving grassroots clubs the unique opportunity to support Green Football Weekend by doing what you do best…. Scoring Goals!
For every goal scored by a team playing in a competitive fixture (U12 and above) in one of the following leagues this weekend, BCFA will make a donation to the Wildlife Trust to help support vital nature restoration projects within the region
Goals will count towards the overall contribution from these leagues:
Beacon Sunday League
Birmingham & District Football League
Birmingham County Over 45's League
Birmingham County Women’s League
Central Birmingham Youth Development League
Oakbourne & Coronation Football League
Stourbridge & District Girls Youth League
Stourbridge & District Youth League
Sutton & District Sunday Football League
Wolverhampton & District Sunday League
The total number of goals scored over the weekend will be taken from the FA Fulltime website, and the amount donated will be announced on Tuesday 7 February via our social channels.
If you would like to get involved further, please post the number of goals scored in your game (not the result) and a photo across whichever social platform you prefer.
Use the hashtags #GreenFootballWeekend #GreenGoals and tag in Save Today, Play Tomorrow & the Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust using the following handles:
Twitter - @WeAreSTPT
Instagram & Facebook - @savetodayplaytomorrow
Twitter & Facebook - @WTBBC
Instagram - @bbcwildlifetrust
We are also encouraging clubs where possible to make a small donation in support of the Birmingham Wildlife Trust, for example just £10 will install a new bird or bat habitat box.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
We thank you for your support & hope you enjoy Green Football Weekend