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WNBL and Bendigo Spirit “Proud” of Trailblazing Round 4 Initiative

November 30, 2022 10:36 am in by
 
EDIT Head of WNBL players STG rep
 
The WNBL will today launch its ‘Fighting Period Poverty Round’, with Bendigo Spirit set to show support during Friday night’s blockbuster against Townsville. 
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Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, hand-washing facilities and waste management.
 
The initiative hopes to raise $25,000 to charity, Share the Dignity, to install sanitary item vending machines in a location of the charity’s choice.
 
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Head of the league Christy Collier-Hill said it’s trailblazing partnership.
 
“It’s not just the league’s first ever ‘Fighting Period Poverty Round’, it’s Australia first ever from any professional sporting league.”
 
“So, it’s something we’re really proud of,” she said. 
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Collier-Hill added that there are some “alarming” stats when it comes to period poverty. 
 
“One in five Australians are forced to improvise on period products.” 
 
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Meanwhile, 65% of Australian menstruators have missed sports because of their periods. 
 
WNBL fans can contribute to the round by making period product donations at bins at every WNBL stadium, while ‘Fighting Period Poverty’ T-shirts will also be for sale.    
 
The Spirit take on Townsville at the Bendat Basketball Centre this Friday with tipoff at 7pm. 
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Both teams are undefeated after three matches. 
 
Image: Head of WNBL Christy Collier-Hill, Adelaide Lightning’s Steph Talbot, Share the Dignity Ami Reynolds, Sydney Flames’ Keely Froling & Townville Fire’s Lauren Nicholson (WNBL), Supplied.
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