Ireland ladies’s rugby group change to darkish shorts amid interval anxieties


The Ireland ladies’s rugby group has made a everlasting change from white to navy shorts in response to gamers’ considerations about interval anxieties.

The navy shorts will probably be debuted in Ireland’s opening sport of the Women’s Six Nations in opposition to Wales on March 25, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) mentioned on Tuesday.

“The top way to ensure we perform to our best on the field is by removing any unnecessary distractions,” mentioned Ireland worldwide Enya Breen.

“Wearing navy shorts as an alternative of white is such a small factor, however for us it’s an enormous step from [kit supplier] Canterbury and the IRFU.

“Our hope is that it will help women at all levels of rugby feel more comfortable on the field so they can get on with performing at their best in the game that they love.”

Canterbury is providing groups and gamers – in any respect ranges – who initially purchased white Canterbury shorts the possibility to swap them for a pair of a special shade, the IRFU mentioned.

Some soccer groups, together with West Bromwich Albion Women, have equally modified the colour of their shorts to allay interval anxieties, whereas Wimbledon introduced final 12 months that it’ll loosen up its white clothes rule to permit ladies to put on darkish undershorts.

Explaining how Wimbledon’s costume code had brought about her anxiousness as a participant, tennis nice Billie Jean King lately informed CNN: “My era, we at all times apprehensive as a result of we wore all white on a regular basis.

“It’s what you wear underneath that’s important for your menstrual period.”

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