Southampton Football Club announces Ecowatt as Official Training Kit Partner
Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce Ecowatt as the club’s Official Training Kit Partner for the remainder of the 2022/2023 season. Ecowatt will be on the Men’s First Team, B Team and Women’s First Team training kits, and will be worn for the first time at the Men’s First Team game against Newcastle United.
Ecowatt buys and builds renewable power stations to expand the supply rapidly, whilst simultaneously funding projects that are key drivers in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The innovative green investment platform has two main portfolios: The Green Asset portfolio and the Impact Portfolio. The Green Asset portfolio contains a host of new renewable power stations, such as solar, in various levels of development, funded through the issuance of Green Bonds. The impact portfolio focuses on climate impact projects, which issue carbon offsets for projects such as reforestation and rewilding.
Within the near future, through leveraging innovative technologies such as blockchain and tokens, Ecowatt will make investing in sustainable energy solutions accessible and profitable for everyone.
Southampton Football Club is on a mission to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. The club was recently shortlisted for the inaugural BBC Sports Green Awards for the work they have been doing around their sustainability strategy, ‘The Halo Effect’, which saw them rise from 18th to 3rd in the Sports Positive Premier League sustainability table.
As part of the partnership, Southampton FC and Ecowatt will work on a joint project together to help the club reduce its overall carbon emissions, with more details to be announced soon.
Sarah Batters, Director of Partnerships and Marketing for Southampton Football Club said: “We are proud to be partnering with Ecowatt, an organisation which understands the issues around climate change and is making it easy, fast, and convenient for anyone to contribute to climate action in whatever way they can.
“As a club we are fully committed to ensuring a sustainable future for our fans and community, so we support Ecowatt’s mission, and we look forward to working together throughout the season to better our planet.”
Thomas Puskas, Founder & CEO of Ecowatt said: “We believe that innovative investment will save the world. We are thrilled to work with this club which has such a genuine and meaningful commitment towards becoming more sustainable and we’re looking forward to accelerating the change with them”
Lauren Haworth, Global Marketing Director of Ecowatt said: “this partnership gets to the heart of what real branding is really about, authentic collaborations between brands that share similar values. We are so excited to work with Southampton, and together we can make a real tangible difference through more sustainability initiatives that benefit the club, the fans and the planet.”
To find out more about Ecowatt visit ecowatt.io
About Southampton Football Club
Southampton Football Club is a professional football club that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.
Based in Hampshire, on England’s south coast, the club plays its home games in the 32,000 capacity St Mary’s Stadium, a stone’s throw from St Mary’s Church, where the club was formed in 1885.
Nicknamed ‘The Saints’, the club’s proudest moment came in 1976 when they beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
After a seven-year absence, the club returned to the Premier League in 2012 following successive promotions from League One and the Championship. Having been named one of the world’s fastest-growing football club brands in 2015, the club went on to achieve its highest-ever Premier League finish of sixth in 2016 to secure European qualification for a second consecutive season.
Proud of its 136-year heritage, but constantly moving forward, the club is renowned for doing things differently and using its strong set of guiding principles to turn potential into excellence, both on and off the pitch.