Neil Robinson Vegan Footballer spoke at our 2014 vegan festival, Mr Robinson spoke on many subjects but asked and answered to question, could footballers possibly stay fit and strong on an exclusively plant-based diet? Most people could be forgiven for having serious doubts but, as ex-Everton FC player Neil Robinson will show in his upcoming tour of the UK this year, a 100% plant-based diet not only does not undermine his fitness and performances, but is actually beneficial to his longevity and well-being.
Neil was born in Walton, Liverpool and holds the record of being the player born closest to Everton’s home stadium Goodison Park. He became vegetarian in 1970 at age 13 for ethical reasons and, 4 years later, signed as a professional footballer for his beloved Everton. After moving to Swansea City FC in 1979, Neil extended his moral stance for animals by becoming vegan in 1980. He retired from professional football in 1990 and was a vegetarian/vegan throughout his entire professional playing career. Neil was the first player on the planet to demonstrate that a vegan diet could actually be an aid to being a professional football player at the top level – he was always one of the fittest at all his clubs.
Today, Neil is still passionate about his vegan lifestyle and its promotion to everyone on the planet. Over the past year, he’s been speaking about a vegan plant-exclusive lifestyle which can be augmented by an aerobic fitness & high repetition weight training conditioning programme for the benefit of everyone. He’s also been doing live demonstrations of his favorite smoothies which are not only nutrient dense but also very tasty.
We would like to thank Mr Robinson for his efforts for driving from Liverpool to Newcastle and we hope to see Neil Robinson back speaking at one of our festivals in the coming years.