- OUR TEAMS
- "THE GREEN CLUB"
With our traditional colours, we already see ourselves as the Green Club in one respect - but we are keen to become truly green by considering the environmental aspects of everything we do as a football club
We are in the process of purchasing a new bespoke kit for several of our teams from Hope & Glory. This is what they say about their Eco-Kit range (https://hopeandglorysportswear.co.uk/ecokit)
These kits are a part of our commitment to a sustainable future. Both the shirt and shorts are made from rPET fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles that have been melted down to produce a fine yarn. Every shirt is manufactured using a piece of fabric made from the equivalent of approximately 16 plastic bottles. The EcoKit material behaves in the same way virgin polyester would meaning no difference in performance from the standard kits – if anything the EcoKit fabric has a more premium feel, smoother to the touch and slightly lighter.
Humans use about 1.2 million plastic bottles per minute in total. Approximately 91% of plastic is not recycled. Roughly half of our global annual plastic production is destined for a single-use product.
Keeping hydrated is a vital part of playing football but all our players are encouraged to use reusable bottles by our team managers.
We are making a concerted effort to reduce the number of footballs we purchase, by looking after the ones we have, passing ones we don't need to other teams, and buying better quality balls so they last longer.
Below are links to a couple of items which highlight the resources spent on sports balls - and also where they end up.