England’s greenest soccer club?


Policing Lecturer, Richard Hester – and avid soccer geek, and League 2 supporter of promotion-chasing Forest Green Rovers FGRĀ investigates, in the wilds of the Stroud valleys….

2nd year BSc Policing and BSc Criminology students went to Gloucestershire’s  Forest Green Rovers this week. They were given a tour of the ground, and met Safety Officer, Mark Smith, to discuss how they implement stewarding, and the work they do with Gloucestershire Police.

Students examined the key issues, including – how do you prevent a pitch invasion, and sought views on how much the club think they should fork out for policing their home matches. Mark also told us about the exciting move to a new ground and the challenges that will pose for public safety and security.

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