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BBC award helps carry message around the world, says Forest Green chairman Dale Vince

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Despite struggling on the pitch, Forest Green Rovers have been awarded Elite Organisation of the Year at the BBC Green Sport Awards.

The League Two outfit have lost seven of their opening 10 games and currently sit one place above the relegation zone.

Dale Vince 4 | BBC award helps carry message around the world, says Forest Green chairman Dale Vince
Dale Vince at Eco Park. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Led by green industrialist Dale Vince, Rovers became the world’s first vegan football club in 2015 have continued to lead the way sustainability with sport.

This includes their stadium being powered by 100% green energy – with solar panels on the roof of the stands – no single use plastics on site, rainwater being collected to prevent water waste, and the team travelling on an electric coach.  

Vince said: “It’s a good feeling [to achieve the award] and it’s a good example of something that helps to propel us. There’s recognition around the award and it helps to carry our message around the world. It’s all part of our progress.” 

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