Football fans urged to join Planet Super League to take their club to the top - The Evesham Observer

Football fans urged to join Planet Super League to take their club to the top

Evesham Editorial 23rd Mar, 2021 Updated: 23rd Mar, 2021   0

THOUGHT your football club had no chance of winning a trophy this season?

Think again. Evesham multisport champion Helen Russell is urging local football fans to sign up to a new environment event which can help your club win some eco silverware.

Helen, who is the most recent British Quadrathlon champion and the Labour candidate in the local County Council elections for Evesham North West, has signed up to represent West Bromwich Albion in the Planet Super League competition, which gets football fans competing to score points in a football-themed environmental league.

Helen alongside Brendon Batson OBE at Swansea City FC.

The project aims to help families cut their carbon footprint and live more sustainable lives as they represent their favourite club by completing easy sustainable challenges to boost their team up the league table.

By completing challenges, fans score goals for the club they support and at the end of the tournament the club with the most points wins the league and takes the glory!

Each club plays the other clubs in their group once during the 11-week season and a match lasts seven days to give participants plenty of time to score their eco-goals.

The first season of Planet Super League was launched in November 2020, featuring 11 professional clubs involving 220 families and saw Leicester City take the title.

This year’s competition, starting on March 27, will feature 24 football clubs participating with a local derby between West Brom and Aston Villa taking place in week four of the challenge.

Helen has supported the West Bromwich Albion Foundation for a number of years and was part of the Big Baggies Bike Ride in 2018 to raise funds for local charities.

She is now urging Evesham football fans to sign up, saying: “The idea to motivate football fans to take steps to help the environment by linking it to a football league is a great idea. I’ve signed up for the Baggies but people can sign up for whatever team they support.”

Planet Super League co-founder Tom Gribbin added: “From trying meat-free meals and making draft-excluder snakes, to using their cars less and getting in touch with nature, participants during the last league season had a lot of fun doing lockdown-safe activities, whilst doing lots of great stuff for the planet.”

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