Forest Green Rovers promotion to the Football League underlines the Nailsworth-based team’s need for a brand new stadium and improved facilities.
That’s according to commercial property specialists Bruton Knowles - who have supported the team throughout the last three seasons and this year also sponsored player Christian Doidge, one the team’s Wembley goal heroes.
Angus Taylor, Head of Bruton Knowles’ commercial team, said: “We are really proud not just of the team but also the immense ambition and determination behind their success. Dale Vince set his sights high but also showed that if you don’t at first succeed, try try try again.”
“Forest Green’s promotion to the football League will add impetus to Ecotricity’s hugely ambitious plans for the team’s Nailsworth HQ, and supports their case for improvements both on and off the pitch.”
After losing out to Grimsby last season, Forest Green ensured their promotion with three first half goals with Bruton Knowles sponsored player Christian Doidge grabbing one of them.
The team’s achievement will provide a welcome boost to Ecotricity’s vision of a Gateway to Stroud incorporating an Eco Park Green Technology Hub, road improvements to the A419 from J13 of the M5 and a new all-wood stadium for Forest Green Rovers.
Ecotricity has applied to Stroud District Council for outline planning permission for the development and has high hopes this will be granted.
Angus Taylor said: “If approved, the plans could be a game changer not just for Forest Green and Nailsworth but for the whole of Gloucestershire. We are absolutely delighted for the team and the club and are right behind their vision of operating a local football team on a national stage without compromising their environmental credentials.