Ian Rush & Kevin Ratcliffe in sustainability challenge

To raise awareness on World Environment Day (5 June), Kevin Ratcliffe and Ian Rush took part in a special sustainability challenge for the FAW’s football show, FC Cymru.

The Cymru legends and FAW Ambassadors, used MG electric vehicles provided by national team sponsors MG Nathaniel Cars, for a journey that took them from Wrexham to Cardiff.

Along their journey they visited JD Cymru Premier club Newtown AFC, who have installed sustainable LED floodlights through Cymru Football Foundation funding. The floodlights will reduce the club’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.

Ratcliffe and Rush also visit Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun where Welsh Cup sponsors Bute Energy were talking to children about renewable energy and the future of the planet.

Watch the full feature below.

Top 5 sustainability tips for football clubs:

  • Encourage everyone to use reusable water bottles and make sure there’s water available for people to refill their bottles.
  • Encourage car sharing and active travel (walking and cycling) where possible.
  • Harness your purchase power – buy from local producers and service providers where you can and always look out for Fairtrade and FSC certification on products that you can’t buy locally.
  • Reuse and recycle kit and equipment.
  • Save electricity by encouraging people to ‘switch off’ – put stickers on light switches etc. to remind people to switch things off when they’re not being used.
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