Dundee United Joins Pledgeball, Pioneering Sustainable Football Practices in Scotland

4th February 2024

Published: 4th February 2024

Dundee United are proud to mark a significant milestone as we become the first Scottish club to partner with Pledgeball!

Pledgeball is a research-backed charity that supports sports bodies to engage fans on environmental sustainability and climate change. Working with stakeholders across the UK football community, from clubs, County FAs and leagues to the Football Supporters' Association, Pledgeball effectively mobilises fans and players to make pro-environmental choices, reducing emissions on game day and beyond.

With this partnership, Dundee United joins Pledgeball's esteemed family of clubs, striving for positive change. It serves as a kick-off of Dundee United's commitment to nurturing a brighter, more sustainable future for both the beautiful game of football and our precious planet.

Arabs have the potential to make a significant change:

  • If all Dundee United’s X followers reduced their meat consumption by 50%, it would save the same emissions as taking 7294 cars off the road.
  • If all Dundee United’s X followers used public transport instead of driving, it would save the same emissions as taking 15,131 cars off the road.

Pledgeball CEO Katie Cross expresses her enthusiasm for Dundee United's decision to join the movement: "We are thrilled to welcome Dundee United as the first Scottish club to join Pledgeball. We are excited to begin this journey with them and their wonderful community. We all underestimate our potential to drive change: strong communities, like Dundee United’s, have so much potential to make waves."

Chief Operating Officer, Joe Rice, added: "We're excited to become the first club in Scotland to partner with Plegeball and implement their innovative, group-based sustainable climate change model."

"Our involvement will bring continued awareness of the need for action and allow our fans to unite in a fun, engaging way to take small, positive steps in everyday life to evoke pro-environmental change."

In line with this partnership, our inaugural Pledgeball match will take place on March 9th against Arbroath.

Joining is simple: choose your club, make a pledge, and spread the word. The more points you score, the higher your club’s chances to win the Green Football Cup! 

Fans on the leaderboard have the opportunity to win exclusive prizes, including:

  • Meet-the-team session, providing a unique opportunity to interact with players and coaching staff at a training session and lunch
  • A signed 23/24 home shirt
  • Match tickets

To enter the draw and support Dundee United, go here.

We will continue sharing information with supporters ahead of the match!

Pledgeball and Dundee United encourage fans to participate in this Pledgeball fixture and join the club in its journey towards sustainability and community engagement.