Funktional Foods is fuelling Forest Green Rovers
We’ve Gone (even more) Green! We’ve Joined the Green Devils/Army
We are elated to announce our partnership with the worlds greenest football club, Forest Green Rovers!
Who are Forest Green Rovers (FGR)?
Forest Green Rovers F.C are a pro football club based in Nailsworth, currently in League Two of the English Football League. Fuelled by some extremely promising new signings (and the power of plants), FGR are looking to propel themselves into league one next season.
FGR – leading the way in sustainability
Named as ‘The world’s greenest football club’ by FIFA, sustainability guides FGR through all their decisions, from their electricity to their players’ menu. Since 2011, FGR have consistently been monitoring their carbon footprint, working hard to reduce it year on year. This they have successfully done, cutting their footprint in half from 2018/19 to the 2019/20 season. How have they achieved this?
For one, the entire club runs on sustainable energy, meaning their electricity emissions add up to a grand total of 0. The players also play on an organic pitch, free from pesticides and herbicides which is kept in tip-top condition with a lawn mower powered by the sun’s rays. What’s more, the club uses electric vehicle charging points and has a rainwater capture system under the pitch!
Constantly looking to improve, the next steps for FGR’s is to build an eco-park, which will contain a stadium built out of wood, along with no less than 500 trees and 1.8km of hedges.
A World’s First Vegan Football Club
As you might already know, one of the most effective ways you can reduce your carbon footprint is by switching to a plant-based diet. For this reason, Forest Green Rovers is an entirely vegan football club, the very first of its kind. FGR believe in the power of plants, just like Funktional Foods. What else we agree on is that plant-based foods can be utterly scrumptious. Great tasting, healthier, and better for the planet, an all-round win win win!
What does the partnership mean?
Given their firm belief in the power of plants, FGR are aware of the incredible benefits of superfoods and plant-based proteins on overall health and performance. As such, we will be working closely with the team and coaching staff to help them meet their nutritional needs throughout the 21/22 season both on and off the pitch.
A well-designed nutrition plan is the foundation of success in sports. This includes the perfect balance of macronutrients and enough micronutrients. Superfoods have an incredibly high nutrient content per gram, making them the perfect addition to an athlete’s diet.
Superfoods are particularly high in micronutrients such as copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, vitamins C, A and B. These improve natural energy, support immunity, increase nutrient absorption, and boost brain function – precisely what top performing athletes need.
With the Funktional Foods range of superfoods and proteins it’s easy to supercharge your diet with all the nutrients your body needs to perform at its best!