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Sustainability round-up: March 23

March 23 2023

This week’s sustainability round-up includes UEFA’s support for the Centre for Access to Football in Europe, and the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) new Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of England Women. The round-up also covers FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s pledged support for amputee footballers, Audi Sport’s successful 2022, and a West African golf course that has embraced the ‘browns’ rather than the ‘greens’.

Sustainability round-up: March 23

European football governing body UEFA recently backed the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE)’s Week of Action, to help raise awareness on accessibility and inclusion in European football. The #TotalAccess campaign shone a spotlight on the roles that disabled people can play across the football industry. 

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Clare Connor has been appointed as the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of England Women. Connor became the Interim CEO in June last year and was previously the ECB’s Managing Director of Women’s Cricket. 

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has pledged to support and develop the game of football for amputee players. Infantino, who was recently re-elected President of the world football governing body, attended an event that showcased men’s and women’s amputee teams in Kigali, Rwanda. 

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Audi Sport has celebrated its success in 2022, from titles to sales figures, and has also highlighted the switch to electric luxury vehicles by customers. Last year, Audi delivered 10,042 cars from the Audi e-tron GT range. The manufacturer also announced last year that it would be joining the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, where it can utilise its sustainability and innovation prowess at the highest level of motorsport.

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Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou Golf Club may look different to the lush green lawns of some clubs, as it allows golfers to play in a natural setting. The West African country suffers from heavy water constraints and is located in region where drought is prevalent. Often, a top-class 18-hole golf course would take an average of 5,000 cubic metres of water per day. 

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Image: Quinton Coetzee on Unsplash

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