Scottish Squash received investment from Sport Scotland to provide free period products to 22 clubs across Scotland. As always, we wanted to go above and beyond to highlight our dedication to supporting females in sport while striving to create positive culture changes within squash. To celebrate Women and Girls 2021 we aimed to tackle the often taboo subject of period poverty, while raising awareness and providing educational opportunities for the squash community. We had an incredible week, traveling over 1000 miles across Scotland visiting 22 clubs to deliver a total of 12,980 sanitary towels and 10,912 tampons. For more information about our journey the case study below outlines our journey to stop inequality in sport period.
Click here to read about the programme launch.
Click here to watch the G/RLS DO SQUASH video.
Click here to see how the programme has been progressing.
Active Girls Day (Part of Women and Girls in Sport Week)
The last day of our #PeriodPoverty tour was also Active Girls Day so it was fitting that we visited Inverness Squash Club to spend some time with the new generation of squash players and drop off our last #PeriodPoverty pack!
Back in February 2018 Scottish Squash launched an ambitious new campaign in association with Scottish Women in Sport (SWiS) and the University of West Scotland (UWS) called G/RLS DO SQUASH to help drive participation in squash for women and girls.
Women and Girls in Squash Charter (Part of Women and Girls in Sport Week)
-Whitecraigs Lawn and Tennis
-Bridge of Allan