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We join forces with Football For Future

Partnership announced with football and sustainability experts, Football For Future

We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with Football For Future, to help shed light on the climate crises threatening our game. 

Founded back in August 2020, Football For Future’s mission is to build a more sustainable culture in the beautiful game, by raising awareness of the relationship between football and climate change. 

On Wednesday 9 November 2022, we were joined by Joel Foreman and FFF Founder Elliot Arthur-Worsop here at our headquarters in Culver Road, Lancing. They delivered a workshop on the ways in which we as an organisation can continue to help drive the message of climate awareness.

The workshop is part of their mission to make the football fraternity aware of the need to take action on climate change. Similar workshops have been delivered to academy players at Chelsea and staff at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The workshop, which fell on the week of COP27, raised awareness of the pressing environmental issues facing football clubs, and saw our staff engage with the various ways in which football can help empower communities to take action.

Speaking on the partnership, our Chief Executive Officer, Ken Benham said: “Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing football, and we at the Sussex County FA are delighted to partner with Football For Future to help raise awareness of these issues to clubs across the county.

“Here at our HQ, we’ve taken early steps, such as installing solar panels, LED floodlights, and bicycle stands, to help bring down our carbon footprint. 

“It was fantastic to bring all our staff together for the workshop delivered by the Football For Future team. It was highly informative, thought provoking, and we look forward to working with them to further improve our own, and Sussex football’s, carbon footprint.”

Commenting from Football For Future, Joel Foreman said: “It is really important that County Football Associations realise their responsibility and take positive steps towards tackling the climate crisis.

"We need to see this attitude become more popular across the beautiful game, so we are proud to support Sussex County FA as they begin this journey.

“It’s great to see Sussex County FA working hard to use their platform and influence to make the beautiful game more sustainable.

“We were really impressed with the knowledge and interest from the staff at Sussex County FA during the workshop, and it was great to see so much enthusiasm for change. We’re looking forward to developing this partnership further.”

For more information on the work of Football For Future, follow them on all social media via @ftblforfuture, or contact:

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