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Yakult Becomes Club Partner

30 September 2021

Bristol Rovers F.C. are pleased to announce a new partnership with Yakult.

The world-renown Japanese brand will provide the first-team players with Yakult products for daily use at the club's Quarters Training facility.

Yakult have been on a happy mission to inspire health and wellbeing since 1935. It all started with their founder, Japanese scientist, Dr Shirota, who believed that happiness started in the gut. He selected and cultivated a unique strain of lactic acid bacteria, now known as L. casei Shirota, and used it to make the famous milk drink, Yakult! 

Fast forward 85 years, today Yakult products are enjoyed in over 40 countries and regions worldwide. Each little bottle of Yakult Original and Yakult light contains over 20 billion unique bacteria, scientifically proven to reach the gut alive.

Kevin Mansell, National Sales Manager at Yakult UK & Ireland, said: “We are proud to support Bristol Rovers Football Club, providing the team with their daily Yakult and cheering them on this season. We are happy to become an official partner and hope to inspire their wellbeing and happiness.”

Bristol Rovers’ nutritionist, James Aitken added, "The players really enjoy Yakult's products and they have quickly become part of their daily routine. It is vitally important that athletes look after all aspects of their wellbeing.”  

"We would like to thank Yakult for their support and look forward to working with them across the season."

To find out more about Yakult and the science behind their products, visit

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