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Fitness & Health

10th Nov 2019

Inside Britain’s first vegan football club | Forest Green Rovers

Alex Roberts

Can a football club be vegan and successful?

Forest Green Rovers are the UK’s first vegan football club, but how do professional players function on a plant-based diet?

In episode four of Plant Powered, Alex Roberts travelled to Forest Green’s home ground to find out exactly why they became vegan – and how it impacts performance on and off the pitch.

The club’s chairman, Dale Vince explains why the menu contains no meat, while the Head Chef Jade whipped up a plant-based mac and cheese that the players eat after a game.

Alex also spoke to Forest Green defender Matt Mills, who spoke about what it’s like competing as a player on a vegan diet.