Burnley midfielder Jack Cork goes camping with his family. He said, "I don’t think the boys are interested in flying so it looks like we’ll be going on more motorhome adventures in the future".
What difference does it make?
When playing away or travelling with their national teams, players usually go to hotels whose operation generally produce a lot of CO2 through things like food, cleaning, employees, heating-cooling, etc. In comparison, camping is probably the greenest accomodation. It also gets you outdoors and in nature, which is never a bad thing!
What do you need?
- Camping material
- Camping spot
Step by step
Choose a camp site. There are more than 3,200 listed campsites in the UK. (see our FAQ), or keep it easy and do it in the garden!
Gear up, go through your checklist.
Tent is set, sleeping bag unrolled! Gather around the fire (if it's safe to do so), sit down and enjoy the nocturnal melody of nature.
Take a picture of your tent with friends and family. For more goals, you might double up with a meat-free BBQ!
The minimum equipment is a tent, you may find basic ones at an affordable price. At this time of the season, you wouldn't need much more but mats, a light blanket & sleeping bags. We recommend to have a look at second hand ones to scout better tent deals, or even better: borrow from friends! A night in the average UK campsite would cost around £12 pounds per day. You could access sanitary, showers and a cooking area.
In the UK, there are more than 3,200 locations. You can find them here.