Wolves have joined CUP26 - a tournament ran by Planet Super League, with the support of Count Us In, which encourages football fans to take climate action. With approximately 3.5 billion football fans, CUP26 harnesses the global passion for the sport to fight climate change on an unprecedented scale.
With CUP26, fans can sign up for free at cup26.co.uk and score goals for their club by completing planet-protecting activities. Clubs play weekly fixtures against their rivals and the supporters who score the most goals win the match.
There are 100 goal scoring activities on the website, including having a delicious plant-based meal, cycling and walking, and having a screen-free evening. The Planet Super League trophy will be awarded to the tournament winner in the first week of CUP26.
CUP26 is the biggest ever football fan campaign focussed on climate change. Wolves have joining 48 other football club community organisations.
The tournament kicks off as the world builds up to CUP26, with football clubs leveraging the passion of their fans, raising awareness, driving citizen climate action, and creating real momentum ahead of the climate conference.
CUP26 is supported by the UK Government’s campaign Together for Our Planet as well as media partner Sky. At a critical time for the planet it shows that everyday fans, families and the wider public care about climate change and are willing to do their part. But they want their leaders to do more too, and deliver solutions at CUP26 that will prevent further climate change.
Josh Uppal, Wolves representative, said: We’re delighted to be involved in CUP26. We encourage all of our supporters to get involved to help us win the trophy! Planet Super League provides supporters with the unique opportunity to represent Wolves and reduce carbon emissions at the same time.
Tom Gribbin, CEO of Planet Super League, said: CUP26 is our largest tournament, with over half the professional football clubs in the UK taking part. Fans of all ages can represent their club, do their bit for the planet and help compete for the trophy. We’re delighted to be working alongside Count Us In and we look forward to sharing exciting moments and surprises as the season unfolds.
Wolverhampton Wanderers fans, schools and families can sign up for free on cup26.co.uk from today. The tournament kicks off on Monday 13th September. To keep up to date with Wolves Foundation news, follow @wwfcfoundation or visit the Foundation news page.