Joe Cooke becomes sustainability champion at Glamorgan

22 Oct 2021 | Community

Glamorgan Cricket is pleased to announce that all-rounder Joe Cooke has agreed to combine his playing commitments with a new role as the club’s sustainability champion.

His initial role as sustainability champion will be to undertake a review of all the Welsh county’s current operations and create a new sustainability strategy for the club before working with the wider Glamorgan team to deliver the plan.

Joe has a passion for the environment and a background in sustainability - he graduated from Durham University with a degree in Natural Sciences and wrote his dissertation on cricket’s relationship with climate change.

He has worked as a sustainability intern at Admiral and currently volunteers for Friends of the Earth Cymru and works with the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS).

On starting his new role, Joe Cooke, said: “Sustainability has always been a passion of mine and I’m absolutely delighted to take up the position as sustainability champion alongside my cricketing commitments.

“The club has been extremely supportive and I look forward to working with the staff to help us improve our carbon footprint and become more sustainable as a business.”

Head of operations, Dan Cherry, added: “It’s really good news Joe has come on board to help us with our sustainability project.

“The topic of climate change and the environment is one that is widely discussed by Governments and in sport around the world and we need to look to play our part in that.

“Joe is already well connected in the sector and has a wealth of knowledge and experience and a real passion to deliver change which we hope to utilise going forward.”