Penny Watson is the wife and carer of the former England footballer, Dave Watson, who years ago was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease. Since announcing this publicly February 2020 Penny has become a tireless campaigner for help for the families on this same journey. She has also been described as an activist due to her passion about this whole topic. Over a year ago Penny agreed to become an Independent Consultant for the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) with the hope of being able to make a difference. With expertise of strategic planning gained during her years working at director level in commerce and industry her opinion was welcomed particularly with the setting up of the new Neurodegenerative Disease Department. Penny also began training to be a nurse in the 70s but this was abandoned due to her husband’s football career but the desire to help others remained constant. She is also a published author.