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Sutton United match to be our dedicated Green Football Fixture

26 January 2024

Club News

Sutton United match to be our dedicated Green Football Fixture

26 January 2024

Walsall Football Club inspires fans to try a healthy veggie option as it launches bid to win Green Football Cup as part of the upcoming Green Football Weekend.

Saddlers striker Jamille Matt has shared his recipe for Caribbean rice & peas in the free Green Football Weekend Veggie Cookbook for fans to try - and then register as a goal for Walsall Football Club!

Last week saw the launch of football’s biggest climate campaign, and the countdown to Green Football Weekend itself (2nd-5th February).

Saddlers fans can go to to download the free Green Football Weekend Veggie Cookbook and find other ways to score green goals for their club.

This Saturday’s match against Sutton United will be our dedicated Green Football Fixture ahead of Green Football Weekend next week, the world’s biggest football campaign to tackle climate change.

The Saddlers will be joining more than 80 professional UK clubs in the battle to protect our beautiful game.

We are pleased to confirm that only re-usable plastics will be used in the Stadium Suite and the Mick Kearns Community Hub at tomorrow’s game.

We will also have a Green Menu in the kiosks which includes Vegan Hotdogs, Vegan Chicken & Mushroom Pies, Vegan Steak Pies and Cheese and Onion Pies.

Elsewhere, scoring is now open for the Green Football Cup, where it’s not the players but fans that will decide the winner by taking climate-friendly action. This year, we are encouraging our legendary fans to download the free online Green Football Weekend Veggie Cookbook and try Jamille’s recipe to score a green goal for the club in the Green Football Cup.

You can also help the Saddlers climb the league table by making a pledge here

Club fans can choose from over 70 delicious veggie dishes provided by players, famous fans, club nutritionists and chefs.

They’ll also get the chance to win incredible prizes, including behind-the scenes experiences at Sky Sports and tickets for The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Fans can also share their delicious veggie dishes on social media, tagging #TransferToVeg.

With 150,000 games across the country already cancelled due to flooding, we have to come together to protect the game we love. Football has incredible power to inspire change and improve lives, and that’s why Walsall FC is so proud to be taking part in Green Football Weekend.

Eating more veg is not only good for health and performance on the pitch, but can also save you money. It’s also critical to protecting our world - if the UK’s football fans had one veggie meal a day, we could save the equivalent to removing 5.5M cars from the road each year.

Fans will also be able to get the Saddlers up the Green Football Cup table with other goal-scoring activities, including saving cash by choosing discounted ‘yellow-sticker’ food at the supermarket, having fun with the Green Football Weekend AI-recipe generator to decide your next veggie meal, switching to a green energy provider; walking, biking or taking public transport rather than driving; and recruiting friends and family to get involved.

The future of football is at risk due to the effects of climate change, with 150,000 games already cancelled per year due to pitch flooding. By 2050, a quarter of UK football grounds will be flooded, with one in four teams expecting partial or total stadium flooding each year.


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