The FA and E.ON partner on decarbonisation


The Football Association  and E.ON have announced a  partnership to support the decarbonisation of grassroots football.

As part of the partnership, E.ON will provide bespoke energy saving advice for grassroots clubs  alongside energy-saving kit packs, and educational resources. A number of clubs will also benefit from investment into upgrades and sustainable energy solutions as part of the programme.

Further details around the support on offer and how to apply will be announced soon.

Mark Bullingham, FA Chief Executive, said:

Our new partnership with E.ON will provide many of our grassroots clubs with valuable support and guidance to help them become more sustainable in the future. This includes working with clubs so that they can make a positive environmental impact in the communities they serve, as well as helping them to save money by identifying new energy-efficient ways to run their clubs.

We’re delighted to be working with E.ON on this important area of our game, and we look forward to sharing further details with grassroots clubs in the coming months around our new support programme, including infrastructure upgrades and educational resources that will be on offer to them.

Chris Norbury, Chief Executive of E.ON UK, said:

Creating the more sustainable country we all want and need will take all of us working together – in our homes and businesses and across entire communities.

Whether the focus is saving money, fighting the climate crisis or creating new jobs and skills, it’s important to look at the small actions that can add up to a big impact, which is why we’re so excited to be working with one of the biggest networks of community organisations anywhere in the world – the FA’s grassroots football network.