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Brighton & Hove Albion FC celebrates prestigious award win

Five middle aged men in front of a sign that says Football Business Awards 2024. One man is holding a glass award.
Albion's sustainability manager Tom Harris, second from left, with head of facilities and maintenance Dave Baker, chief operating officer Paul Mullen and awards presenter Colin Murray, far right.

Brighton & Hove Albion FC celebrates prestigious award win

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club (BHAFC) were recently recognised for their efforts in reducing their impact on the environment by the annual Football Business Awards 2024.

After some brilliant performances on the pitch in recent years, the club has also been making great strides off the pitch, outside of football.

Over the past ten years, BHAFC have invested in modern and efficient buildings, subsidised public transport on match days and have also worked to repopulate a deforested region of the Andes.

For each digital membership package sold, the club vowed to plant five trees in the Andean Mountain Range, resulting in a total in excess of 19,000 new trees planted as a part of their ‘My Albion My Planet’ strategy.

As per BHAFC’s web article, sustainability manager, Tom Harris, said: “The award shows how much good work has been done already but there is a recognition that there is still much to do, and the club are developing its sustainability strategy to take forward action with the support of our sustainability working group.

“Everyone at the club is delighted to have won the gold award especially as there are so many clubs doing fantastic work in this area.

“The club is committed to environmental sustainability through its My Albion My Planet strategy and this commitment extends all the way to the top. Our team values are closely aligned with sustainability and are the basis for the strategy we are developing”.

As sport’s impact on the environment becomes a growing concern in the industry, Active Sussex is proud to see the region’s leading sporting club pathing the way for others to follow.

We hope this achievement encourages clubs across all sports in the area to consider their impact and contributions towards the wellbeing of our environment.

To find out more about environmental sustainability in the sports industry, click here.

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