The Planet League Cup is the unique five-week sustainability tournament where football fans score goals for their club by completing green activities like having a meat-free meal, using the car less and filling up reusable bottles with tap water.
The tournament kicks off on 10th October and runs for five weeks. Each week focuses on a particular theme, such as energy, food or travel, and the club whose fans take the most action will win the Planet League Cup. As well as taking the glory, the fan who scores the most goals will win a holiday in the UK.
As part of the Planet League Cup launch, Sky Sports Presenter Geoff Shreeves has lent his support to a short video entitled ‘It’s Time’. Planet League Cup headlines:
● Five-week climate action tournament between the fans of 76 professional football
clubs and their associated club community organisations
● 15 County FA’s are helping hundreds of schools and grassroots football clubs to take part
● RSPB, the Rainforest Trust UK, Veganuary, Her Game Too and Women in Football are also partnering
● There is Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 classroom content for teachers and a school tournament running alongside the Cup
Football fans taking part in the Planet League Cup will have dozens of environmentally friendly actions to choose from to score goals. They will include unplugging your appliances when they aren't in use, making the best of your food before it's too late with an ‘eat-me-first’ box, taking cooler and shorter showers and taking public transport.
The ‘Layer Challenge’ is a fun Planet League Cup hero activity with a serious message of putting on more layers of clothing instead of putting the heating on; to save energy but also to save money, given the rise in energy prices. The Planet League Cup Layer Challenge sees footballers putting on as many layers of clothing as possible in 30 seconds.
The Planet League’s unique technology platform includes a virtual assistant referee (VAR) system, so actions taken by fans are proven through photographs that are uploaded to the website and checked. To date, over 77,000 verified actions have been taken by fans.
All participating clubs can be found here