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Sherwood goes Green

Written by tony. Posted in Press Releases

sherwood solarpvSherwood Cricket Club goes Green with Freetricity plc

Installs solar pv and reduces carbon footprint

 

Rochester, Kent – 9th March, 2012. Sherwood Cricket Club is proud to announce that as part of an ongoing programme to become more energy efficient, is has installed a series of thirty-six solar panels at the ground with the help of solar energy firm, Freetricity plc.
 
Tony Rossiter, Chairman - Sherwood CC commented “We have an ongoing programme to be more energy efficient as a club, and the installation of solar panels from Freetricity plc is the first step for the club in reducing our energy costs. With the price of electricity, gas and water increasing, it is vital that we look at the longer-term benefits of renewable energy and alternative sources for our energy and water usage in addition to reducing our club’s 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

on 01634 849278 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

www.sherwoodcricket.com

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

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