Chesterfield supporters have been praised after helping the club win Planet Super League – a national competition aimed at encouraging people to complete green activities.
The Spireites, who were the only National League club to take part in the competition, beat off competition from some Premier League outfits to clinch the title.
Tom Gribbin, co-founder of Planet Super League, said: “Planet Football is all about using the power of football to try and inspire people to live a little bit greener.
“Over the last 11 weeks, we’ve challenged supporters of the 24 clubs involved to do as many green activities as they can, such as having a meat-free meal or using the car less.
“Each club played 11 games and Chesterfield was the only club to win all 11, beating massive clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and West Brom.”
John Croot, Chesterfield’s chief executive, said: “I’d like to thank the families who have taken part and the Community Trust – they’ve all done a great job.
“One thing we can be sure of at Chesterfield is that if we turn to our fans to do anything – particularly if it’s linked to our community – they always respond well. Yet again they have done that.
“The trophy will have pride of place in our trophy cabinet and we’ll do our best to make sure it’s there again next season.”
Phil Tooley from the Tooley-Browns – one of the families who helped the Spireites triumph – added: “My granddaughter, Pip, has learned an awful lot about how to care for the planet and make it much more sustainable.
“It’s been a fantastic initiative from Planet Super League and the Community Trust have really got families engaged.”
To watch a video from the trophy presentation ceremony, please click on the ‘play’ button below: