Youth football team find success while helping to encourage recycling

It’s been a fantastic season for Burton Joyce FC Under 9’s football team (supported by Veolia) as they celebrate winning the league. This season saw them ‘go green’ in both kit colour, and environmentally as the team have helped encourage their friends and families to recycle.

Burton Joyce FC Under 9's

When not training and playing, the team became mini recycling champions and took home Nottinghamshire’s recycling information and the club gave regular reminders to all parents and supporters about what can be recycled in Nottinghamshire.  

As well as the Burton Joyce FC annual club presentations (on 10th June), having won division 1 the team were invited by the league to attend the end of season presentation at the Royal Concert Hall on the same afternoon where they were presented with the league winners trophy and individual trophies too.

Glenn Akerman, Team Manager for Burton Joyce Under 9’s said: ‘The lads have done fantastically well this season. They started in division 2 winning every game before being promoted to division 1 for the Winter league. They showed true commitment and kicked on, becoming champions of the division remaining unbeaten in the process! We’re very proud of them. Thank you to Veolia for supporting the team and helping them to become ‘green’ in more ways than one.’

Lea Hawkes General Manager for Veolia in Nottinghamshire said ‘We are proud to support Burton Joyce FC Under 9’s and wish to thank them for proudly helping us to pass the recycling message on. We wish them every success for the next season later this year.’

Burton Joyce Under 9’s play at Poplars Sports Ground, Station Road, Burton Joyce, NG14 5AN. The football club is entirely run by volunteers for the local community.

Burton Joyce Football Club is an England Football Association affiliated, Community Charter-standard club with around 20 teams and 220 registered players.
The Under 9’s team play in the 'top' division of the Young Elizabethan League on Sunday mornings in the under 9 age group (under 10 or Year 5 for next football season and school year). The majority of the team have been together for 3 years now so they're a close-knit bunch.

If you would like to ‘Go Green’ too and learn more about recycling in Nottinghamshire why not book a place on a recycling tour, take part in a free Make Do and Mend workshop or download the free recycling guide at