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Celtic to provide free sanitary products from start of next season after campaign by female fans

Celtic Park (SNS Group)
Celtic Park (SNS Group)

CELTIC will become the first football club in the UK to provide free sanitary products.

They’ll be provided without charge to fans visiting the club from the start of August on a trial basis, with the aim of making it a permanent service in December.

The move comes after a campaign launched by three female Hoops fans.

One of the campaign organisers, Erin Slaven, tweeted: “After an eventful campaign, lots of research and co-operation with Celtic – sanitary products will be free in Celtic Park from next season.

“Thanks so much to everybody who helped us! Leading by example, the Celtic Way!”

The campaign, led by Erin and friends Orlaith Duffy and Mikaela McKinlay, attracted thousands of signatures in a petition backing the move.

It is hoped that more clubs will follow Celtic’s lead.

Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who backed the campaign, said: “This is a brilliant victory for the activists… I’m delighted that Celtic have taken this progressive step to become the first football club in the UK to provide free sanitary products.

“Menstruation should never be a barrier for women participating in football or supporting their team.”

Ms Lennon added that she’d be meeting with the Scottish Football Association next month regarding its policies on menstruation as part of her campaign against period poverty.