Birmingham County FA’s Save Today, Play Tomorrow programme picked up the bronze award in the sustainability category at the Football Business Awards on Friday 26 May 2023.
Shortlisted alongside several professional football clubs, the bronze award served as recognition for Save Today, Play Tomorrow’s efforts to reduce grassroots football’s environmental impact on the planet.
Richard Lindsay, Save Today, Play Tomorrow lead at Birmingham County FA, said: “To be included in the shortlist for the sustainability category of the Football Business Awards 2023 alongside Liverpool, Brighton, Reading & Hibernian was an amazing achievement for the County FA and the Save Today, Play Tomorrow programme.
“Then, to receive the bronze award at the event was truly an outstanding effort that recognises and rewards the commitment of the organisation, from the board to the staff over the last couple of years.
“Together, we’ve been working to meet our responsibilities in reducing the environmental impact the game has on the planet, and using football to engage and support the wider social behaviour change needed to tackle the climate emergency.”
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.
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