From now, West Bromwich Women will wear navy shorts with their home kit on due to period concerns, while they previously wore white.
After discussions with the club and consulting with players, the club decided to make a kit change. According to the club’s decision, the players will wear navy for the rest of this season and beyond.
Most women across all sports have highlighted the issue of wearing white while on a period, such as during Euro 2022, the England national women’s football team Lionesses contacted their kit manufacturer after calling their shorts not practical.
The club after consultation with players, West Bromwich, has taken a forward-thinking approach and confirmed the color change and promised to consider the situation when designing all future kits.
Hannah George, the West Bromwich captain, told the club website that It’s great that the club is supporting our change to navy shorts. Moreover, she said representing the club professionally and looking smart in the kit is important to us, and this change will help us to focus on our performance without concerns or anxiety.
Jenny Sugarman, the head coach, said It’s our job as staff to find every point we can to support our players to perform at their best, and I’m proud the club has supported the decision to switch white to navy shorts for our female players.
Moreover, she said, It’s another sign of the continued integration of the women’s team across the club and recognition of a progressive and inclusive culture.
At Wimbledon, this issue has also been raised, where a strict dress code requires players to wear white.