Southampton FC has announced EcoWatt as the club’s official training kit partner for the remainder of the 2022/2023 season.
The energy saving company’s branding will be on the Men’s First Team, B Team and Women’s First Team training kits, and will be debuted at the Men’s First Team game against Newcastle United on Sunday.
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.”
The green investment platform highlighted two main portfolios: The Green Asset portfolio and the Impact portfolio. The Green Asset portfolio contains 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.
This is in line with the Premier League team’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030, after recently being shortlisted for the inaugural BBC Sports Green Awards for the work it has been doing around its sustainability strategy.
“This partnership gets to the heart of what real branding is really about, authentic collaborations between brands that share similar values,” added Lauren Haworth, Global Marketing Director of EcoWatt.
“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.”
As the club aims to become more sustainable, the firm stated that it is ‘looking forward to accelerating the change’.