Burnley Fans take Planet Super League Summer Season Silverware
Burnley FC in the Community beat 38 clubs to take first place
Wednesday, 1 September, Turf Moor: Burnley fans have lifted the silverware for coming top of the Planet Super League summer season, the unique football tournament where fans score goals for their club by completing planet-protecting activities like having a meat-free meal, using the car less and even taking cold showers.
Burnley FC in the Community fans put in an incredible effort over the 6-week tournament racking up 1130 goals and beating 38 other clubs to the title. With 750 activities completed over the season, 2085kg of CO2 was removed from the atmosphere – the equivalent of planting 119 trees. The most popular activity performed was ‘Screens off!’ which was performed 81 times and 589km of ‘Leg Power’ was completed – more than the distance of walking from Turf Moor to Calais, France!
The Planet Super League trophy will be presented to Burnley FC in the Community by fans on Wednesday 1st September and will be placed in their trophy cabinet at the stadium.
On the Planet Super League win, Gwilym Jones, Burnley FC Community Trust’s Primary and Secondary Schools Engagement Manager commented – ‘A brilliant achievement by the fans and participants of Burnley FC in the Community to be crowned Planet Super League Summer champions. It means a lot to bring the trophy to Turf Moor and seeing our families support such a great cause to make Burnley and our planet more sustainable. A special thank you and well done to Claret 28 who were the top scoring family. We look forward to seeing our families, new and current, help us retain the trophy next season!.’
Sara Ward, CEO of Burnley FC in the Community added, “We are very proud to finish as PSL champions from 39 clubs. A big thank you to our staff, families and participants who helped us finish top of the league and win £500 that will be used to support the local community in Burnley. We look forward to compete in PSL again and complete even more planet saving activities”.
Chelsea and Flo of “team flo”, one of the top-scoring Burnley FC fans, who helped them secure the title commented – “We are so glad we joined Planet Super League this summer, it’s made the holidays educational and fun. We have had loads of fun completing the activities, uploading the photos and it’s made us more aware of unnecessary power consumption & the effects it has on the planet. We can’t wait to take part again”
39 clubs and 263 people/families took part in Planet Super League’s summer season, completing over 5,500 activities, saving 22,000 kg CO2, the equivalent to planting 1,261 trees.
Planet Super League makes taking climate action fun and rewarding through over 70 covid-safe, planet-protecting activities. These range from practical measures like having a meat-free meal, a screen-free evening, leaving the car at home and walking instead, switching to green energy or creative tasks like making a bug stadium.
Planet Super League Co-Founder, Tom Gribbin commented “Our summer season has been a triumph; the addition of more new activities and supporting families with summer activities that are fun, football-focused and help the environment was so well-received. The continued positive feedback we get from families galvanises us to do more and more, and we’re really excited about what is next for our upcoming expanded CUP26 season – we know fans are going to love it.”
Added up with the earlier spring season, PSL fan families have now saved a whopping 77,000kg CO2, the equivalent of planting 4,400 trees – and 2021 isn’t over yet. Planet Super League have teamed up with Count Us In to do a special autumn season in the run up to the COP26 climate conference. The CUP26 season kicks off on 7th September, and is set to be the biggest yet – with 49 clubs confirmed to take part. Newcomers include West Ham, Hibernian, Swansea, Middlesbrough and QPR.
Recruitment is taking place across the UK from Monday 6th September. You can represent your club and play for the planet by signing up and playing for free at https://www.planetsuperleague.com.
About Planet Super League
Planet Super League engages families to take action against climate change through
football. We run competitions, where families represent their clubs and complete activities
that help them reduce their carbon footprint, and live greener, more sustainable lives.
Tom Gribbin, Planet Super League