About

Thom Rawson is a football-sustainability expert who founded Sustainable Football in 2020.

What is Sustainable Football?

Sustainable Football offers sustainability expertise to football organisations.

Through Sustainable Football, I develop football-sustainability thought leader and work directly with football clubs and organisations to help them become more sustainable.

If you’re interested in working together, please get in touch.

How it started

Football has a unique ability to capture our imagination, unite communities and change society.

In October 2020, against a backdrop of footballers kneeling in support of Black Lives Matter, Marcus Rashford’s campaigning and the ascent of Forest Green Rovers, I was inspired to combine my passion for sustainability with my love of football.

I founded Sustainable Football as an independent consultant on a mission to help football save the planet.

Who is Thom?

I’m Thom. I used to dream of becoming a footballer but settled for saving the planet.

I’m a Burnley fan and I like public transport, long walks and beer.

I’m a sustainability leader, systems thinker and creative, named among edie’s 30 under 30 Class of 2020 for Sustainability Leaders.

Earlier this year, I became Chief Sustainability Officer at Hanwell Town FC, leading the development and implementation of the club’s sustainability strategy.

Previously, I was responsible for Heathrow Airport’s sustainability leadership strategy, Heathrow 2.0.

Since studying Geography at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus, I’ve also formed part of an award-winning energy management team, worked on one of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects and trained with the SAS.