Sofie Junge Pedersen makes her membership in the WPG Team official by changing her number to 2 for the Juventus Women’s team. Playing with the #2 will not only represent the necessity of bringing climate action into football, but also joining a group of professional players who are committed to playing with a dual purpose- which is to make an impact on and off the pitch.
Playing with the #2 evolved from bringing the 2°C global warming limit in the football world, to becoming a symbol for a community of athletes that want to play with a dual purpose. This community is called the #2 community and is a social movement that uses the #2 to link and fortify the commitment to making an impact as an athlete and an activist.
Sofie playing with the #2 will continue to bring attention to the 2C global warming limit established by the 2015 Paris agreement, but will also represent her dedication to being an impactful athlete and advocate on and off the pitch along with her fellow #2 community companions.
On and Off the Pitch:
On the pitch, Sofie has made quite an impact as a player as she has played in 4 different top-level European leagues, and is a regular on the female Danish national team.
Just this past season (‘21/22) season Sofie played a major role in helping her current Juventus team win 3 trophies – the Coppa Italia, Super Coppa Italiana, and the Serie A championship while leading Juve to the quarter-finals of the champions league. Sofie is about to be a starter again for the bianconeri, and recently represented her national team in her 4th Women’s Euros tournament.
“Football has the platform and influence to effect massive change, and we want other actors to join us. We need everyone to work together to put a stop to further climate and environmental change.” — Sofie Junge Pedersen
Off the pitch, Sofie dedicates her time to various organizations. Other than being a #2 Pro Team player, Sofie is also a climate ambassador for the Church Aid organization, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, a member of Common Goal, and volunteers with YOPP, an NGO that uses sports to empower the youth in Ghana.
She has also got a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Administration from the University of Aalborg and has taken a course in business economics.
Playing with a Dual Purpose.
Sofie has already proven that she is capable of making an impact both on and off the pitch. However, by playing with the #2 and formally joining the community, Sofie will become one of the player pioneers for a movement that has the potential to unite and mobilize half of the globe’s population, and save the entirety. We cannot wait to see what else Sofie accomplishes both on and off the pitch!