29 August 2023


The month of August was filled with various activities initiated by some LFP clubs. These activities showcase their commitment to diverse social causes and their drive for positive change. From environmental responsibility to child protection and community engagement, these clubs demonstrated a meaningful dedication beyond the football pitch. Not only did these initiatives resonate within their local communities but they also painted a bigger picture of football’s potential to catalyse transformation.


Paris Saint-Germain, in collaboration with a Fairtrade-certified Indian factory in Punjab, has unveiled the first ball made entirely from recyclable materials. Made from plant-based materials, the ball is part of the capital club’s CSR policy and has been painted on Paris buildings as well as the Parc des Princes, the club’s home ground.

OGC Nice has announced the creation of a special “Stade Foot” bus service to encourage supporters to use public transport to get to the stadium on match days. Moreover, Clermont Foot 63 has also announced the installation of Cvélo stations, located just a few minutes walk from the Gabriel-Montpied stadium. Bicycle parking facilities are also available on the outskirts of the stadium for supporters wishing to use their own bikes to get to the stadium. Finally, the club has also announced that they are no longer distributing paper cups at the refreshment stands at the Gabriel-Montpied stadium. Instead, supporters will be able to use Ecocups, which must be deposited in dedicated bins after consumption so that they can be recycled and not thrown away.


As part of its Japan Tour 2023, several Paris Saint-Germain players went to meet children in Tokyo. 5 players from the capital club visited sick children at Jikei University Hospital, giving them gifts and unforgettable memories. At the same time, a group of 6 players met pupils aged between 8 and 12 from a school in Tokyo, while others talked to pupils aged between 13 and 17 and gave them advice on how to improve their game. They then went on to compete in short, friendly matches.

On 5 August, 1,000 children and accompanying adults were invited to attend the friendly match between RC Strasbourg Alsace and German club Werder Bremen at La Meinau. In partnership with the city of Strasbourg, this initiative enabled many youngsters to discover the Strasbourg arena and create a wealth of memories.

On 16 August, LOSC Lille organised the “Kilomètre solidaire”, as a prelude to the second edition of the LOSC Run Solidaire, scheduled for Saturday 10 September. On this occasion, two children, Noam and Apolline, from the Oscar Lambret centre, which works in the fight against cancer, had the chance to share a unique moment alongside two professional players (Alexsandro and Ismaily), chairman Olivier Létang, and Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, former 800 metres world champion.


The “Capitale du Foot” project, run by the OM Foundation and their partner, has been officially launched with the creation of the first pitch open to all, right next to La Major Cathedral. In the colours of Olympique de Marseille, this new pitch is the first of many. With the aim of rehabilitating underused areas to make them into free sports facilities, this initiative helps to support some of Marseille’s young people by offering them the chance to take part in sporting activities.


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