Policy and Commitment
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- In January 2023, the training ground changed gas energy supply to Yu Energy who supply carbon neutral gas.
- ESOS assessment of the training ground was conducted in December 2019. The club has confirmed that the training ground is ESOS compliant with energy certificates displayed in both the main building entrance and first team building entrance.
- Most lights at the training ground have been converted to LED. A site audit is taking place to establish any remaining lights that require changing.
- Public transport (train and bus) travel to the John Smith’s Stadium is promoted on the club’s website.
- Eavesway Coaches transports players from the Training Ground to away fixtures.
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
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- 100% of all waste is diverted from landfill from its training ground, but there is no written waste management policy for the training ground.
- General waste at the training ground is processed back at the MRF (Material Recovery Facility), baled and shipped to ferry Bridge where the waste is converted in to fuel (RDF – Refuse Derived Fuel).
- Cardboard waste at the training ground is processed back at the MRF Material Recovery Facility, baled and shipped to Europe and sold back into the commodity.
- Food waste at the training ground is separated and processed at the anaerobic digestion plant. This then generates renewable energy (Refuse Derived Fuel) and creates nutrient-rich biofertilizer.
- Grass waste at the training ground is taken to composting sites where it goes through large scale composting. This product is then used for nutritious soil conditioner. The non-compostable within the waste are separated out and mostly shredded which is then laid out in open air to decompose.
- The club uses a Waste2Water Recycling Wash-Off System at its training ground which is then used by the Grounds Team.
Plant based/low carbon food
- At the John Smith’s Stadium, Elliot’s, a craft pizza and grill restaurant based in Halifax offer veggie and vegan options to fans. Super Bao offer bao buns including jackfruit
- Other vegan, vegetarian options inside the John Smith’s Stadium include Jones’ Vegan Sausage Roll, Cheese & Onion Pasty and Pumpkin Katsu Wrap (vegan and gluten free).
- At the training ground, menus are adapted accordingly and where required, to suit the nutritional requirements of players/staff/visitors i.e vegan, gluten free.
- The training ground also has a variety of plant based milks, oat, soya, almond and plant based yoghurts.
- All meats at the training ground are locally sourced.
- Tree planting took place at the training ground as part of a Phase 1 Development in 2019/20. This included 10 trees and various other planting to the side of first team building.
- At the end of 2022, 145 laurels were planted at the training ground.
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Communication and Engagement
- Supported WWF’s 2023 #WorldWithoutNature campaign by removing the nature elements from the club’s crest for the day.
- Huddersfield Town Foundation participated in Planet League’s CUP26 – a tournament with the support of Count Us In to encourage football fans to take climate action.
- The Foundation also supports Utilita Energy’s Football Rebooted programme of keeping one million pairs of football boots out of landfill by promoting the initiative on the website. Supporters can donate no-longer required boots at the Leeds Road Sports Complex and the John Smith’s Stadium.
- Raised awareness of Rob Green and Dean Windass promotion of using smart meters.
- Huddersfield Town Association Football Club controls and owns the training ground.
- The John Smiths Stadium and catering is run by a separate company, Kirklees Stadium Development Limited, and they deal with all issues relating to the stadium and its footprint.
Information sourced directly from Huddersfield Town A.F.C staff, website and third party websites
Information updated 07 March, 2023.