Vale defender joined in with P.E. sessions at local school and shared ideas with pupils on how we can all make a difference to tackle climate change.
- Port Vale defender Will Forrester visits Saint Nathaniel’s Academy to promote the re-launch of the Planet League Green Football Cup
- The Vale are joining EFL clubs in highlighting the valuable work of club’s and their community organisations in the community during the EFL Week of Action
- Forrester: “We don’t just want people to see us playing 90 minutes on a Saturday, we want to be seen in the community doing what we can and helping as much as we can.”
Port Vale defender Will Forrester attended Saint Nathaniel’s Academy in Burslem last week to join in Physical Education activities and discuss climate change with pupils.
Forrester joined the Vale this summer and has regularly engaged with supporters and in community activities. This week, he joined Port Vale Foundation, who were delivering an education session around environmental sustainability as part of the launch of the Planet League Green Football Cup.
The Planet League is a social action project that challenges people to think about and act on ways to become more sustainable and to help climate change with ‘Green Initiative’ activities such as eating a meat free meal, walking to work or school and turning lights off in rooms you’re not using.
Speaking about the Planet League and explaining more about the session, Daniel Johnson, Education Coordinator at Port Vale Foundation, said:
“The Planet League is a green initiative programme that runs as part of our social action project.
“We attend St. Nathaniel’s Academy to talk about climate change and all of the activities from the Planet League website that teach us how we can affect climate change positively in our community.
“The group we were working with are taking part in the Planet League and will be coming to Vale Park on Saturday 4 February for our Green Football Weekend fixture against Wycombe Wanderers.”
Vale defender Forrester added:
“I really enjoyed the session, from doing some P.E. to the class session around climate change.
“It is important that we do what we can in the community; Carol and Kevin [Shanahan] are massive on that and I knew that from when I signed.
“We don’t just want people to see us playing 90 minutes on a Saturday, we want to be seen in the community doing what we can and helping as much as we can.
“As long as everyone does a little bit more to tackle climate change, then it all adds up to the bigger picture and I think we all have a responsibility to do what we can and help the environment as much as possible.”
The new Planet League competition and format starts today - 17thJanuary – and is called ‘The Green Football Cup’. Supporters and local residents can compete with friends and family members and try and outscore one another with 'Green Actions'.
The competition will run for three weeks with the weekend of the 3rd- 6thof February being the penultimate weekend. Clubs have been challenged to show awareness of what being sustainable is. Look at how we can cut our carbon footprint down and do our bit to tackle climate change.