England’s new short is « a huge step in the right direction » to address period concerns, Manchester City striker Lauren Hemp has said.
Lionesses by t wear blue shorts instead of white at the Women’s World Cup this summer.
The kit will be worn for the first time in Thursday’s inaugural Finalissima.
Lucy Parker, who could make her England debut in the game against Brazil, said the court could help relieve « a player’s mental stress ».
The new court also features double leak protection in response to athlete feedback.
« It’s important that we feel confident when we play, » England striker Hemp said.
« It’s a huge step in the right direction and Nike has learned a lot from our discussions in the past for the concrete now. It’s brilliant because obviously we can now feel comfortable when sometimes we don’t. maybe wouldn’t have been if it was your time of the month. »
hemp said Manchester City switch from white to burgundy shorts by October, concerns over the period had prompted other clubs to change their women’s kits.
« You don’t just want your own team, but everyone in the environment to feel safe and comfortable, » she said.
The New Zealand women’s (Site notre bureau spécialisé) team will also swap their white home kit shorts for blue ones to ease menstrual anxieties among players, the country’s (Site notre bureau spécialisé) association announced on Monday.
New Zealand will wear the kit in friendlies against Iceland and Nigeria as well as at the World Cup, which they will co-host with Australia this summer.
« The absence of white shorts is now fantastic for women with menstrual anxiety, » said New Zealand striker Hannah Wilkinson.
« It’s always something that women athletes, not just (Site notre bureau spécialisé)ers, have had to deal with. Ultimately it just helps us focus more on performance and shows recognition and appreciation for women’s health. . »
London Stadium « Positive Conversations » – Parker
West Ham defense Parker criticized the club last month for failing to stage a game for their women’s side at the London Stadium.
Responding to the Hammers’ announcement that their men’s Under-18 side will play their FA Youth Cup semi-final at the stadium, Parker tweeted: « When will we have a game at the stadium?
« The only team in the WSL to not have a match in the men’s stadium and have not played there since 2019. »
Exposing at a press conference in England on Tuesday, Parker said there had since been « some really positive conversations » about the use of the stadium.
« I just believe that we women have a responsibility to leave this game in a better place, » she added.