Sherwood Cricket Club goes Green with Freetricity plc
Installs solar pv and reduces carbon footprint
“Sherwood Cricket Club has been at the forefront of development in recent years in the Medway District and within the Kent Cricket Board and is a model of a club which is looking ahead and planning for sustaining its future.” said Peter Robinson, Director of Kent Cricket Board and Chair of the Kent Groundsman’s Association, “They have made significant ground improvements and now have installed solar pv panels to reduce their running costs. This kind of initiative to minimise its carbon footprint and establish a reputation in the community for providing opportunities for participation in cricket at the best value possible is a great credit to the Club.”
“Cricket clubs play a key part in sustaining the green agenda in their communities. Hectare for hectare, turf grass will sequester more carbon into the soil each year than the same area of woodland. The maintenance regime operated by cricket clubs on their playing surfaces is vital to the annual oxygen production and carbon dioxide fixation. A healthy grass sward is vital to carbon sequestration - the process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it in the soil reservoir.
Sherwood Cricket Club is ahead of the curve in having an impact on the health of their community” said Peter Robinson.
“We are delighted to have supplied and installed the solar pv system at Sherwood” said Dave Compton, Sales and Marketing Director at Freetricity plc. “They are the first cricket club in Kent to have the benefit of the Freetricity system and we look forward to working with them to gain the full benefits from the installation.”
About Sherwood Cricket Club
Sherwood Cricket Club was established in 1965 and our ground, known as the ‘SCG’, is located in Rochester, Kent.
We have active Senior, Youth and Social sections, with a total of over 140 members. Our teams play in the Kent Regional Cricket League, the Medway Area Sunday Cricket League and the Readers Medway Youth Cricket League.
Sherwood Cricket Club adopts an all-inclusive policy for its members irrespective of age, gender, ethnic background or cricketing ability.
We are a CASC club which has obtained Clubmark and which is recognized as a Focus Club by the Kent Cricket Board and the English Cricket Board in recognition of our strong relationship with the local community. Sherwood Cricket Club received the Bronze Award for Club of the Year in the Medway Sports Awards 2009.
For further information on Sherwood Cricket Club, please contact: Tony Rossiter, Chairman
About Freetricity Plc
Freetricity Plc are the fastest growing solar panel installers in the UK. They provide paid for and free solar panels, and solar panel installations creating solar energy for domestic and commercial properties across the UK.
Freetricity also aim to raise awareness of the damaging effect continuing to burn fossil fuels is having on our planet, as it causes pollutants to be released into the atmosphere, which is a direct cause of global warming. For further information on Freetricity Plc, please contact: Katy Taylor on 078 968 48425 or go to www.freetricity.net