Forest Green Rovers is a club built on strong principles. It is the world’s first vegan Football Club and uses renewable technologies, ethical business plans and innovative technologies to reduce their carbon footprint. In 2017 FIFA described Forest Green Rovers as the Greenest Football Club in the world and in September 2018 the club received a Momentum for Change Climate Action Award from the United Nations. Forest Green Rovers were promoted to the Football League winning the National League play-off final in 2017. The club’s commitment to Youth Development was demonstrated by the Academy gaining Category 3 status in their first season in the Football League.