One of the biggest clubs in the country has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by planting more trees at its training ground.

Arsenal FC continued their tree planting project at their site near London Colney earlier this month as Junior Gunners were joined by club mascot Gunnersaurus for some outdoor activity on a cold and fresh December morning.

The project is part of the north London club’s initiative to be sustainable, and their home ground, the Emirates Stadium, runs on renewable energy, thanks to their partnership with Octopus Energy.

At Colney Wood, the Junior Gunners, Arsenal’s Community Walking Footballers, and club staff helped plant 200 trees, a couple of months after players Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, and Aaron Ramsey, swapped the pristine green grass of the Emirates to the sprawling land at the training ground to plant 100 new trees.

Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, and Petr Cech, lent a helping hand back in October

The club’s vision is to plant 500 trees altogether by the end of this season.

Arsenal’s switch to green electricity with Octopus Energy in 2016 made it the first Premier League club to ‘go green’ and has saved seven million kilograms of carbon from being pumped into the atmosphere - enough to fill Emirates Stadium more than four times.

Hywel Sloman, Arsenal FC operations director, who helped out on the day alongside his son, said: “As a club we are always exploring how we can make conscious choices to lessen our impact on the environment, and working with Octopus Energy on the addition of trees within Colney Wood is a wonderful symbol of these efforts. It is something supporters of all ages can support, with their own gardening projects big or small at home or within their local communities.”

Octopus Energy supplies households with 100 per cent renewable energy using mainly wind turbines, solar panels, and anaerobic digestion plants to generate energy.

Following a quick demonstration, everyone soon got involved.