Penumbra announce a new partnership with Wattcell Futsal Club for the 2018/19 season.
Wattcell Futsal Club and Penumbra have announced a new charity partnership for the 2018/19 Scottish Futsal Super League season.
The partnership will feature Penumbra’s branding on all of Wattcell’s promotional materials, social media posts and training shirts, as they hope to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing.
Players will also be donating £1 to Penumbra for every goal they score this season. The 2017/18 season saw Wattcell score 210 goals across all competitions, including 172 goals on their way to becoming Scottish Champions.
In addition, England International Futsal Player, Stuart Cook, has stated in a tweet that he will match the donations, with £1 for every goal scored against Wattcell.
This incredible gesture has been welcomed by everyone at Penumbra and we hope you join us in wishing Wattcell the best of luck in the season ahead.
Steven Malin, General Manager for Wattcell, said of the partnership;
“We were interested in teaming up with the mental health charity Penumbra to help highlight and raise awareness of mental health, particularly amongst young men. A few of our players have been directly affected by mental health issues, be it personally or through family and we wanted to try give something back, by donating £1 for ever goal we score this season. Hopefully the money we raise can go on to help others who have been affected and support the good work being done by Penumbra in Scotland”
Speaking on the behalf of Penumbra, Communications Officer, Jack Driver said;
“When Steven reached out with the idea to form a partnership in a bid to raise awareness of mental health & welbeing, we thought it was a fantastic idea. Futsal is a growing sport in Scotland and Wattcell are the reigning champions, it’s an excellent opportunity to bring attention of our mental health services to a new audience. Donating £1 per goal is an incredible gesture from the players, and goes towards Penumbra’s services which provides direct support for adults and young people experiencing mental ill health.”
Wattcell are an Edinburgh based Futsal club formed in 2015. They currently play in the Scottish Futsal Super League, in which they are the reigning champions, and recently travelled to Bosnia to compete in the UEFA Futsal Champions league.
Several players for Wattcell also represent Scotland at international level, and they have a development team which play in the Edinburgh Regional League.
Futsal is a gowing sport in the UK, however is particularly popular across South America, Europe and the Middle East, where many teams are professional. Professional footballers such as Neymar, Coutinho, and Messi have helped raise the awareness of Futsal by crediting it as a key tool for development in their careers.