A women in sport toolkit has been launched in Ennis to remove the stigma of the menstrual cycle in sport.

Aldi Community Games launched their Women in Sport toolkit for young girls in sport at John O’Sullivan Athletics Track in Ennis on Friday. This unique toolkit was developed with teenage girls and their coaches in mind after a series of workshops run by Community Games in conjunction with Move2b.

Community Games announced today that each coach or parent who attended the series will receive a starter toolkit with the necessary items for teenage girls, such as sanitary pads, tampons, hygiene products and informational leaflets.

These kits will be used to support coaches of teams, individual sports in encouraging young girls to continue to join in sporting activities during a menstrual cycle. It is a simple yet effective way to help retain girls in sport and remove the stigma of the menstrual cycle in sport.

Lianda d’Auria – Community Games volunteer said, “As a parent of a daughter who is very interested in sport, Aldi Community Games has made me realise the great benefits that the games offer young girls for their sporting, educational and own personal well-being. Aldi Community Games has a large variety of exciting events and competitions that cater for all girls from 6 years old to 16 and I feel that their new promotional initiative for teenage girls will be of great benefit to all those that take part this year”.

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