The football club have linked up with On the Ball to provide free sanitary products for female fans at the ABAX Stadium.
Peterborough United Football Club will be providing female fans with free sanitary products at the ABAX Stadium 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 One fixture with Doncaster Rovers 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, including Posh, signed 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.
Marketing Executive Jake Baxter said: “A few clubs both in Scotland and in England have signed up to this initiative and we are delighted to be the latest club to join this great campaign. We will provide free sanitary products in all of our female toilets at the stadium starting on Saturday against Doncaster Rovers. One in 10 girls have been unable to afford sanitary products and 48% of girls feel embarrassed by their periods, so we hope that by providing these products free of charge, we can help ensure that our female supporters are able to enjoy the match day experience.”
The On the Ball campaign said: “We are absolutely delighted that Peterborough United are On the Ball and providing free period products for their fans. This action proves how forward thinking and inclusive football clubs are and we hope it will encourage others to follow suit. Great work!”
More information about the On the Ball Campaign can be found on their Twitter page - @OnTheBaw. Their mantra detailing their motives behind the campaign is detailed in the image below;