FOREST GREEN ROVERS won a prize at the at BBC Green Sport Awards 2023. 

The League 2 side, which became the world's first vegan football club in 2015,  were awarded Elite Organisation of the Year.

Their stadium is being powered by 100 per cent green energy - with solar panels on the roof of the stands – and no single use plastics are on site, rainwater is collected to prevent water waste, and the team travelling on an electric coach.  

Dale Vince, chair of FGR 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.” 

The awards celebrate individuals and organisations from around the world who are using their sporting profile to make change towards a more sustainable future.