The concept for a supporter driven movement amongst the NFFC fanbase sprang out of the 150th anniversary during the 2015/16 season. With little effort from the club to embrace the milestone a small number of us organised a day of celebration on April 2nd 2016 before a home fixture against Brentford. In typical Forest fashion, we lost 3-0.
Hundreds met in the old Clinton Arms where the club was formed in 1865 and many more set off from the Brian Clough statue just off the Old Market Square towards the ground in a mass walk. The momentum and positivity created that day was the beginning of what would become Forza Garibaldi.
Formed in the summer of 2016 the campaign focussed on a primary aim of reinvigorating the
atmosphere at Forest games, but also enhancing the matchday experience with pre-match events including the annual boat trip. We have also organised community based activities such as the five-a-side football tournament and supported numerous charities.
A major part of our efforts has become the spread of flags around the City Ground and the unveiling of large fan organised displays. This began in 2017 with our ‘Rise of the Garibaldi’ message in the Trent End and has continued over the years since. Please see our ‘Displays’ page elsewhere on the website to see our portfolio.
We also look, wherever possible, to act in the interests of our fellow supporters. This has ranged from producing a fan guide for each away game, engaging in dialogue with NFFC regarding matters such as season card prices and the relocation of supporters in the Lower Bridgford, and lobbying for the return of official standing areas at the City Ground.
At the end of last year, we hit five years since what is probably the best game of football I’ve ever seen. For sure, it was the most bonkers. Without me telling you where it was or who it was against, considering this is the Villa away guide, I suspect you know already which game […]
On Thursday 25th January we attended the inaugural meeting of the Nottingham Forest Fan Advisory Board at the City Ground. Our representative, Harry, joined others from groups including the Supporters Trust, Supporters Club, Punjabi Forest, the Disabled Supporters Club and the North American Supporters Club. Joining these established groups were two individuals who put themselves […]