The Bhutan Football Federation Clubs Sustainability Awards
“Paro Football Club” wins the Top Sustainability Award for the year 2022-2023, While “Thimphu City Football Club” wins the Top Waste Management Club and Top Advocacy Club for the year 2022-2023 and are the runner-up of the Top Sustainability Award for the year 2022-2023.
The Tigers were awarded the Top Sustainability Club Award for the years 2022–2023. Paro FC has put utmost dedication into fulfilling all three identified SDGS schemes: 1) Climate Change 2) waste management; and 3) sustainable cities and communities. They have fulfilled and topped all three schemes. The prestigious award highlights Paro FC’s outstanding commitment to sustainability within the football community. “Everything revolves around the environment; this is not something big. We initiated it right from the start when Paro FC was established. So for us, it’s nothing new. For us, it’s like day-to-day work, and we are able to do it.” Karma Jigme, the President of Paro FC.
On the other hand, the citizens were the runner-up for the Sustainability Project and were recognized as the Top Waste Management Club and Top Advocacy Club. The club has focused more on waste management and sustainable cities and communities. “I worked in the royal society for the protection of nature, where my part of the job was creating public awareness so, it comes from there that I feel creating awareness is much better than doing physical hint up” Hishey Tshering, the President of Thimphu City FC.
A total of 18 clubs implementing club licensing participated in this project. The clubs were assessed based on three SDG schemes, of which the club that fulfilled all three schemes was recognized as the TOP SUSTAINABILITY CLUB. The club sustainability project was implemented last year under the club licensing program.
The Bhutan Football Federation would like to congratulate Paro FC and Thimphu City FC for their well-deserved honor. The Bhutan Football Federation would like to thank all the implementing clubs for its remarkable efforts in incorporating the three schemes and setting the best examples and creating a lasting positive impact on our beloved sport.