THE Hampshire Cricket Board has launched a period-friendly kitemark, with the aim of ensuring all cricket clubs in Hampshire are female-friendly.

The partnership will see FabLittleBag provide eco-friendly products that can be used by clubs across the county.

Their products will allow clubs of all sizes to benefit, from modern clubs and multi-sports facilities to smaller local clubs.

The Hampshire Cricket Board is making this initiative available to all cricket clubs in the county, not just those with a women's or girls’ section.

Those who sign up can use the official kitemark on their website, use stickers at their facilities, and be listed as period-friendly on the Hampshire Cricket Board website.

Women and girl's development officer at the Hampshire Cricket Board, Emma Cowdrill hopes the new partnership will boost participation numbers. 

She said: "It’s great to finally announce this project that will benefit not just women and girls, but everyone involved in cricket across Hampshire.

"We hope this provides clubs with a participation boost and, most importantly, makes the game female-friendly.

“The products are high quality and work perfectly, even in older, thatched clubhouses with poor plumbing – and we are fortunate to have a few of those.

"There is also going to be a coach’s bag available so that players won’t be caught out, even at an away game or using a council facility, where many women and girls’ teams train and play."

Clubs will also be provided with posters that explain the environmental harm of flushing products and wipes, to help meet eco-friendly targets and help stop expensive plumbing work.

In addition, there are grants in place, which are dependent on having women and girls as club members.