NEIL ROBINSON is a former professional footballer from the UK (having played for his boyhood team Everton, Swansea City, Grimsby Town, & Darlington) and was the very first footballer on the planet to adopt a plant-exclusive diet. Neil became vegetarian at 13 years of age and has been an ethical vegan since 1980.
He is passionate about promoting peace through a non-violent vegan lifestyle and embarked on a speaking tour of vegan festivals in 2014 organised by VegfestUK, promoting the health benefits of a plant-exclusive lifestyle. In June 2015, he embarked on a 975 mile charity bike ride for Vegan Athletes for Peace cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just 9 days. The aim of the ride was to raise funds for various charities (linked to veganism, peace, hunger, & environmental sustainability) and to raise awareness of the peace-giving vegan lifestyle.
JOHN ROBINSON is a freelance researcher and writer. John became vegetarian aged 15 and vegan 10 years later in 1980. He shares brother Neil’s passion for the promotion of peace from a base of ethical veganism.
John played soccer at semi-professional level in the UK and at college and professional level in the USA. Additionally, he has an undergraduate degree in Sports from Sheffield Hallam University and a first class degree in Food, Nutrition and Health Promotion from Liverpool John University. He also studied for an MPhil at the Department of Ageing and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Nottingham where he majored in the promotion of a healthy diet to local pensioner groups. While here, he also developed his ideas on promoting health through reminiscence.
Most recently he has been lead researcher for another brother, Sir Ken Robinson, who is a world expert on Creativity and Education.