The successful green vegan story of Forest Green Rovers FC

On Sunday 14th May the world’s greenest football club (as recognised by FIFA) Forest Green Rovers won promotion to the English Football League. Known as the ‘little club on the hill’ the Nailsworth-based club are not only the greenest club but they are also the smallest town to have a professional football club with a population of just 5,794 people.

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Premier League sets up new scheme to help educate children

On 31st March The Premier League launched Premier League Primary Stars, a national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

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How diet and lifestyle choices impact athletic performance and risk of infection

Professional athletes like football (Soccer) players are exposed to large amounts of physiological and psychological stress, which can increase infection susceptibility and threaten availability for training and competition. A new journal article investigates what effect diet and lifestyle choices have on those at increased risk.

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Weather and jet lag implications for footballers

With all the recent news of elite football players moving to China and the controversial upcoming FIFA World Cups being hosted in Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022) travel and weather is a ‘hot’ topic in elite level football.

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