Sligo Rovers will now provide all our female teams at the club with free sanitary products at all training sessions and games on an ongoing basis.

The club have a duty of care to all players and staff and this important step for our Women’s teams at the club will see sanitary products included as part of each team’s equipment which will be placed in a private location for players and staff to access if and when required.

Sligo Rovers currently have around seventy female players and staff within the club and today’s announcement will see products initially sponsored by Healthwise Pharmacy on Holburn Hill in Sligo Town and then provided by the club for the remainder of this season and beyond. New partners may come on board in the future and any interested parties can contact the club.

The Bit O’ Red recently appointed Elaine Crossan as Senior Women’s team Player Liaison Officer and Crossan speaks of the importance of today’s announcement.

‘’First of all, we would like to thank Healthwise Pharmacy for partnering with us by providing essential products for all the Womens teams at the club from Senior to Academy.

‘’This is a great initiative setup to provide extra support to all female players. As a club we have a duty of care to all female players and feel this is a massive step going forward’’.

Products will be provided to our Senior Women’s team and both our Under 17 & 19 Women’s teams as part of this initiative.

Aisling Watters is a coach with our Under 17 team for the past couple of seasons:

‘’I am delighted to hear Healthwise Pharmacy has come on board to supply such important products for not only all female players at Sligo Rovers but also female staff and supporters.

‘’From all at the Under 17 Sligo Rovers Womens team, we really appreciate this initiative and we thank the club and Healthwise for organising it’’.

As a club, Sligo Rovers believe Period products should be available to all female players, staff and supporters (sanitary products have been located in the club’s female toilets for the past number of seasons) at no extra cost to them, just like toilet rolls and soap.

We are grateful to Healthwise Pharmacy for helping us with this and we thank them for sponsoring the initial delivery of products for the club.

Jason Duffy from Healthwise Pharmacy:

“We are delighted to be involved in this wonderful new initiative for all the female players at Sligo Rovers.

‘’We wish all the club all the best for the rest of the season”.

Sligo Rovers are keen to keep enhancing the Women’s game in the region and we want to offer all female players a safe and positive environment to come and play football at a national level.

Since the formation of our Senior Womens team in 2022, the North-West region has been extremely supportive and we look forward to our next Women’s home game on April 29th against Athlone Town at The Showgrounds, which kicks off at 5pm.

As part of our continued Awareness Programme, our Senior Women’s team Away Kit for 2023 will see the team use Black shorts instead of the usual White shorts and no Women’s team at the club will use white shorts going forward.