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Matt Edwards
Monday 02 December 2019

Forest Green Rovers has taken a further step to reduce its reliance on plastic by switching to a revolutionary bamboo shin pad.

Following on from FGR’s switch to the world’s first bamboo kit at the beginning of the season, the club is now working with US-based Legend Soccer on the new bamboo shin pad. 

FGR are the first professional club to switch to bamboo shin pads – moving away from current products made largely from plastic.  The low-profile shin pads are impact resistant and are anti-microbial.

Dale Vince, chairman of FGR, said: “Bamboo is a natural wonder – a sustainable material that’s ridiculously strong and ultra-lightweight, making it perfect for shin pads as well as better for the planet and for our players.  Reducing plastic use is an important part of the fight against the Climate Crisis and sport has a vital role to play in this.”

Sean Person, co-founder of Legend Soccer, added: “FGR is making moves on and off-the-pitch and are being recognised for doing things another way.  We’re excited to be working with them.”

At the moment, these are not available to buy at our club shop, but we are hoping to have them available for fans at some point in the future.