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Free period products can increase female sporting participation - Ennis

9 November, 2018 - by Sinéad Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has said introducing free period products at sporting facilities can increase female participation in sport.  

Sinéad Ennis commented:

“Many women and girls are struggling with the rising costs in sanitary products and sporting organisations can play their part in reducing this pressure.

“Support for the recent ‘On The Ball’ campaign by Celtic FC fans has surged across sports teams with more and more clubs introducing free products in their facilities. 

“By joining the campaign, sporting organisations and clubs can remove some of the pressures facing women and girls who wish to participate in sport. 

“Introducing free period products would relieve the financial pressure brought about by the rising cost in sanitary products. 

“I am calling on the three main sporting bodies in the north - the Irish Football Association, Ulster Rugby and the Ulster Council of the GAA - to get involved in this campaign and help increase female participation in sport.”

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