Advertisement - Content continues below
Social Justice

Celtic FC becomes the first club in the UK to provide free sanitary products

It comes after a fan petition

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are leading the way off the pitch too after becoming the first club in the UK to provide free sanitary products at their stadium.

Following a fan campaign, launched by Erin Slaven and friends Orlaith Duffy and Mikaela McKinlay, a petition for the club to offer tampons and sanitary pads to tackle period poverty garnered over 2,500 signatures.

The Glasgow football club will offer free products at Celtic Park from next season on a trial basis, with the aim of a permanent service in place by December.

Slaven tweeted her thanks after the announcement yesterday.

Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who has been campaigning to end period poverty in Scotland, welcomed the move from the club.

Advertisement - Content continues below
Advertisement - Content continues below

“This is a brilliant victory for the activists who have been campaigning to secure free access to sanitary products at Celtic Park,” she said. “Menstruation should never be a barrier for women participating in football or supporting their team.

Lennon also said she will be meeting with the Scottish Football Association next month regarding its policies on menstruation for all football clubs in Scotland.

A Celtic spokesperson said: “We are pleased to support this trial, which we hope will be well received by our female supporters.”

Advertisement - Content continues below

Support us today

Over the last 30 years, your contributions have been vital in providing opportunities for those facing poverty by giving them a hand up, not a hand out. Support us to help thousands more. Buy a copy from your local vendor, donate or subscribe online today.

Recommended for you

Read All
Health inequalities: How does your area of England compare to others?
Social Justice

Health inequalities: How does your area of England compare to others?

'What kidnappers do' - DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper
Social Justice

'What kidnappers do' - DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life
Social Justice

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life

Women and LGBTQ+ people in Afghanistan are still waiting for the UK refugees scheme to open
Social Justice

Women and LGBTQ+ people in Afghanistan are still waiting for the UK refugees scheme to open

Most Popular

Read All
'What kidnappers do' - DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper
1.

'What kidnappers do' - DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper

The problems with BT's £50m 888 app to protect women on their way home
2.

The problems with BT's £50m 888 app to protect women on their way home

Why England's rivers are so polluted and will be for years to come
3.

Why England's rivers are so polluted and will be for years to come

Universal credit: What is it and why does the £20 cut matter?
4.

Universal credit: What is it and why does the £20 cut matter?