It’s always inspiring to come across trailblazers and the Green Gazelles Rugby Club is certainly that and then some. Not only are they the world’s first vegan rugby union team, but they are also determined to raise awareness of and take positive action on climate change, as well as encouraging community and kindness. They are already leading the way in promoting sustainability in sport. We at Word Forest are incredibly lucky to have them as a partner and are super happy that BBC Sport has made this short film about them.
Brendon Bale, founder of Green Gazelles Rugby Club, said:
“Earlier this year BBC Sport reached out to us to explore what a ‘Vegan Rugby Club’ looks like! Some of our key leaders were interviewed to explain why we were formed and expand more on our mission to tackle climate change and to spread kindness through rugby. The video feature they created was released on World Vegan Day, drawing in new players but more importantly adding much needed weight to the argument that we all need to work together to save our planet – now! It was amazing to get our Club Partner – The Word Forest Organisation – featured as we proudly have their logo on our Match Kit and set targets to raise money to support their mission – planting trees and supporting less fortunate communities in Kenya.”
Word Forest CEO Tracey West says:
“Our gratitude continues to ring out to Brendon and the Green Gazelles! They understand the urgency for environmental investment in our planet, on so many levels. It’s heartwarming to see their profile highlighted on BBC Sport. I hope it brings new players and supporters their way.”
You can watch the film by following this link: