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Forest Green take on Red Devils

Friday 13 July 2012
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Forest Green take on Red Devils

Forest Green Rovers will tackle a Manchester United XI in a preseason game at The New Lawn on Sunday 5th August @ 3pm.

The fixture has been organised by England football coach and former United star Gary Neville and FGR chairman Dale Vince to raise awareness and proceeds for the newly launched Sustainability in Sport foundation.

  • Tickets are available from the FGR reception or by phone: 01453  834 860 (during business hours).

Forest Green Rovers manager David Hockaday said the game will be a big challenge for his squad, with players able to test themselves against top class opposition.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to have our final preseason game against such a quality side and for the lads to see how they measure up against players that are part of Manchester United’s squad.

“Coming on the back of games against Wycombe, Swindon and Cardiff, this is the pinnacle of our preseason and great preparation for our first league game against Cambridge.”

Gary Neville said it would be a fantastic day at The New Lawn and a great way to highlight the Sustainability in Sport foundation.

“But make no mistake, this game will form an important part of the preseason agenda for parts of Manchester United’s squad. They’ll be there to win.”

Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince said: “hosting Manchester United at The New Lawn is fantastic for Forest Green players and fans alike.

“It’s also a great opportunity to highlight the work Sustainability in Sport are doing to change the rules of the game and put environmental issues at the heart of all sport.”


Adults: Seated £12      Standing £10

U16’s: Seated £5        Standing £3

  • Tickets are also available from Batemans Sports in Stroud.

Follow Sustainability in Sport on facebook.com/sustainabilityinsport and twitter @ChangeTheRules ... where over the next 12 months we will:

  • ramp up our engagement with sport governing bodies and clubs.
  • set eco-standards for stadiums, sports pitches, procurement, etc..
  • partner with a cutting-edge technology companies to develop technology that helps clubs produce their own renewable energy and improve energy efficiency to reduce costs and carbon footprints
  • run workshops and sharing expertise on improving the sustainability of stadiums and achieve the EU’s EMAS standard that maps and audits environmental performance
  • partner with suppliers and manufacturers of sustainable materials, sports equipment and support services
  • utilise Forest Green Rovers as a grassroots test-bed to show how sporting clubs can audit their environmental performance – then retrofit technologies and introduce practices to provide eco-solutions – such as solar panels, wind turbines, electric robot lawn-mowers, organic pitches, recycling water, low energy lights, locally sourced food


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