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Kent Green United Impact Statement - Season 2023-24

Check out how our Kent clubs have helped to make a greener, more sustainable county this season.

At the start of the 2023/24 season, we set out on a mission to help keep Kent green by uniting clubs who share the same vision. That’s why we launched our green initiative ‘Kent Green United’ where teams work towards creating a sustainable environment for their club and local community in Kent. Fast forward 10 months later and we are so proud of the amazing work our clubs have achieved.

So let's look back at some of clubs incredible highlights this season.


Litter Picking 

A common environmental issue is the amount of litter left after matches or training sessions, but a number of our clubs have been working hard and having fun to make sure their facilities are litter-free with litter picks. Well done, Barming Youth FC, Saints FC, Staplehurst Monarchs Youth FC, and Maidstone United Raiders FC.

Boot Swap

This fantastic initiative has been very popular with Kent Green United teams, where players can donate old boots, they  have outgrown, which are then redistributed to other members of the club and reduces landfill. Great work Deal Town Rangers FC, Maidstone United Raiders FC, Cranbrook Juniors, Rising Stars Youth FC, Staplehurst Monarchs Youth FC, and Tonbridge Angels FC.


Kit Donations

We have seen clubs donate kits  to charities where the kit is redistributed in communities of need to keep them enjoying the beautiful game, whilst helping to reduce landfill . It has been incredible to see the amount of kit donated by our clubs and all for a good cause.
Great work East Kent FC, Maidstone United Raiders FC, Rising Stars Youth FC, Staplehurst Monarchs Youth FC, and Tonbridge Angels FC.

Alternative Travel

One of the leading environmental issues is the amount of carbon emissions we release into the atmosphere and football plays a part in this with  people travelling to training and matches. So, our green teams have done a great job to reduce carbon emissions, by holding walking, cycling and using public transport events to encourage members to travel to their matches! Well done Kings Hill FC, Fox FC and Radnor Park Rovers FC!


Reusable Cups/Bottles

Using reusable cups and bottles is a great way to minimize plastic waste whilst also giving the clubs good brand exposure with branded reusable items that also helps drive club income!  This was done by Barming Youth FC, Cranbrook Juniors FC, Rising Stars Youth FC and Staplehurst Monarchs Youth FC – Great work!

Other Initiatives 

We have seen a wide variety of different green initiatives such as Tonbridge Angels FC setting up clearly marked recycle and rubbish bins around their ground, Maidstone United Raiders FC donating first aid kits to charity and Margate Youth FC fitted energy efficient floodlights around their ground! Some fantastic green initiatives!

We want to thank all our active green teams  who have taken time out of their busy schedules to support Kent Green United across the season. We are so proud of the impact that has already been made, and working with our green clubs, we can continue to help protect our local environments, unite communities, and positively impact our planet. This just the beginning…



Join Kent Green United today and together we can help to keep Kent green for all.

Contact our Marketing Officer Charlie McBride on to find out more.