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Oldham Athletic Community Trust To Provide Free Sanitary Products For Female Fans At Boundary Park

6 September 2018

Oldham Athletic Football Club will be trialling the scheme which provides female fans with free sanitary products.

The trial will take place in the Oldham Athletic Community Trust Family Stand, with Latics becoming the latest club to join the ‘On the Ball’ campaign.

The products will be available in all female toilets at Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture with Newport County and throughout the rest of the season.

The On the Ball campaign was launched in Scotland by students Orlaith Duffy, Erin Slaven and Mikaela McKinley in an effort to increase the visibility of female football fans. But it has now spread across the UK with a number of clubs signing up to the initiative.

The football club recognise that it is vitally important to try and help our female supporters and are pleased to be working alongside the On the Ball campaign.

OACT Head Of Community, Martin Vose, commented: “Across the past several months we have worked hard to ensure that the Oldham Athletic matchday experience is as inclusive and enjoyable as possible through initiatives such as the sensory packs, and we believe that by joining the On The Ball project that we are continuing to build on these foundations.

“One in 10 females have been unable to afford sanitary products and 48% of girls feel embarrassed by their periods, it is our aim that by providing these products free of charge that we can help ensure that our female supporters are able to enjoy the match day experience.”

More information about the On the Ball Campaign can be found on their Twitter page - @OnTheBaw.

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