Celtic fans who campaigned to make sanitary products available free to supporters visiting Celtic Park are celebrating a milestone 100th club signing up to their movement, The Herald report.

The group, who you may know as On The Ball, petitioned the Hoops to become the first team to offer the service for girls and women making their way to Paradise.

After finding that Celtic were agreeable, their ambition grew, to great success. The paper say that famous sides such as Liverpool, West Ham, Rangers and LA Galaxy all subsequently signed up.


As quoted by The Herald, organiser Erin Slaven said of it all: “We never imagined we’d get to 100 clubs on board.

“I remember getting to five clubs and being so surprised, but it’s just spiralled out of control and it’s such a thrill.

“We said from the start that we hoped football leading the way would get people taking our campaign into their own lives and implement it in whatever way they can – in pubs and restaurants and things like that.”

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Clearly a big congratulations has to be offered to all the members of the group, who are leading the way on this issue.

As The Herald point out, period poverty is a serious problem. They say a survey in 2017 by Plan International found that as many as one in 10 girls and women aged between 14 and 21 in the UK were unable to afford sanitary products.

Hopefully On The Ball can continue to add even more clubs to their ranks and help out the disadvantaged.

That Celtic fans are leading the charge should be a point of pride for those who wish to see the club become as accessible as possible, for the benefit of everyone.

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