West Bromwich Albion’s ladies’s workforce have switched their home-kit white shorts to navy ones because of issues about gamers’ consolation on their intervals, the English membership stated on Thursday.
Albion Girls, who compete in England’s third-tier FA Girls’s Nationwide League North, will put on blue shorts for the rest of the 2022-23 season and past.
“Sporting white clothes whereas on a interval is a matter that has been highlighted by ladies throughout all sports activities, and Albion will guarantee that is absolutely thought of when designing all future house kits,” the membership stated on their web site.
The choice to alter the shorts was taken after full session with the gamers, the membership added.
“This modification will assist us to give attention to our efficiency with out added issues or anxiousness,” Albion Girls captain Hannah George stated.
Coach Jenny Sugarman stated she was pleased with the membership’s determination.
“It is one other signal of the continued integration of the ladies’s workforce throughout the membership and recognition of a progressive and inclusive tradition,” she stated.
The problem of ladies athletes sporting white clothes was introduced up at this yr’s Wimbledon Tennis Championships when feminine gamers spoke concerning the anxiousness of being compelled to put on white.
England ahead Beth Mead was questioned concerning the workforce’s all-white package on the ladies’s European Championship and stated it was generally not sensible.