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(From left) DPD's Tim Jones with Forest Green Rovers chief executive Marcus Reynolds at the club's New Lawn stadium

DPD has signed a two-year delivery contract with the greenest football club in the world, Forest Green Rovers.

The parcel company has been working with the league two club for the past two seasons, delivering replica kit and merchandise for fans.

The contract extension will see the partnership continue until the end of the 2024/25 season and means DPD’s logo and branding will appear on the back of the players’ shirts for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 seasons.

Forest Green Rovers has been recognised by global footballing body FIFA as the greenest football club in the world and is also known as being the only vegan football club in the world.

In 2017, club chairman Dale Vince was appointed as a climate champion for the United Nations, which also recognised it as the first carbon neutral football club as part of the UN Climate Neutral Now pledge.

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The club’s green initiatives cover every aspect of its operation including energy, transport, food, waste and supporting nature and biodiversity.

Tim Jones, director of marketing, communications and sustainability at DPD Group UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering up with Forest Green Rovers.

“The club has been such a leader on sustainability, not just within sport, they have shown all organisations what is possible.

“We are proud to be their delivery partner and just as proud to see our name on their shirts next season.

“Together we are reducing emissions, investing in green innovation and helping protect the planet for future generations. We wish them every success on and off the pitch in the next two seasons and hopefully together we can continue to raise awareness of what can be achieved.”