Everything You Need To Know About The Forest Green Rovers
Has the sound of a vegan football club caught your attention? Well, us too – read on to discover more about the Forest Green Rovers.
Who are the Forest Green Rovers?
They’re the world’s first vegan (2015) and carbon-neutral professional football club. They’re currently part of the EFL League Two and their head coach is Rob Edwards.
Where is Forest Green Rovers based?
You’ll find the Rovers in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire on their home turf, The New Lawn Stadium.
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What makes them vegan and carbon-neutral
According to a CBS news article, the club’s park is powered by solar panels and wind turbines, uses natural seaweed-based treatments for the pitch and offsets its remaining carbon footprint. What’s more, the team wears a kit made from bamboo right now and next seasons’ will be made from used coffee grounds!
The club not only serves plant-based meals to its players, but to the fans too, and everybody loves them!
Another fun fact
We reported at the end of last year that the Forest Green Rovers would be serving a beetroot-based version of hot Bovril at their stadiums from 2021.
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Bovril, which is traditionally a beef-based spread similar to marmite, is something that Brits love to drink diluted with hot water; ergo the ‘hot Bovril’. We’re always happy to hear that something’s been veganised and we’re keen to learn more, but the verdict’s still out as to who will be queuing up for seconds for this drink that requires an acquired taste.
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By Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.