MIGHTY MO ARE CLUB 50 TO GET ‘ON THE BALL’
Montrose FC have joined the #OnTheBall campaign, which aims to increase visibility and inclusion for female football fans and highlight and combat the issue of period poverty throughout Scotland.
With 1 in 10 women in Scotland having at one time or another been unable to afford sanitary products, the Club have committed to provide these items free to all those who use Links Park.
Montrose FC Operations Manager, Davey Byrne said, “I am delighted we have been able to join this campaign and are the 50th club to do so. Montrose FC are a forward thinking, progressive football club, who aim to meet the needs of ALL of our supporters. We want to promote inclusion for women and girls in football and break down the barriers of periods in what's historically been a predominantly male environment. It shouldn't be a taboo subject. We want to highlight the plight of period poverty as a wider issue as we don't feel women and girls should have to pay for these essential items.”
Erin Slaven, from #OnTheBall said, "We are absolutely delighted to have Montrose FC on board, providing free period products for their fans at Links Park. Montrose are setting a great example for other teams across Scotland, demonstrating that they are forward-thinking and inclusive. The Gable Endies are definitely deserving of their 2017 SFA's Best Club in the Community title. Well done to Davey Byrne for getting the ball rolling with this initiative and to all at the Club who helped make it a reality for their fans."