Umbro and Forest Green rovers announce technical kit partnership
4 July 2023, Manchester, UK: Umbro UK has announced a long-term technical kit partnership with the ‘world’s greenest football club’, Forest Green Rovers FC.
The sportswear brand will provide match kit, training wear and off-field kit for all FGR teams as well as supporter wear for men, women, and children from the 23/24 season onwards.
Founded in 1889, Forest Green Rovers (FGR) is the first and only vegan football club in the world. FGR began their history in the county leagues, but they are now partnering up with Umbro ahead of their seventh consecutive season in the Football League.
Sustainability is at the core of everything FGR do, becoming the world’s first vegan football club in 2015, before being named the world’s greenest football club by FIFA two years later.
Chris Dolan, Head of Sports Marketing for Umbro UK, said: “There’s simply no other football club like FGR. The club’s influence extends way beyond football and they’re continually raising the bar for sustainability in sport. We are excited to learn from and work closely with the entire FGR team.”
Marcus Reynolds, CEO for Forest Green Rovers, said: "As the greenest football club in the world, Forest Green Rovers are excited to partner with Umbro, who share our ethos around the environment and innovation. Together we’ll explore what’s possible and lead the way in sustainable sportswear."