West Brom have changed the color of their women’s team shorts due to the team’s concerns over wearing white while on their period.
The FA National League Northern Premier Division outfit announced a switch from white to navy shorts on Thursday following full consultation with their squad.
Albion has revealed she will wear her new navy shorts for the first time during this weekend’s game with Brighouse Town and will ensure future home kits follow a similar format of not using white shorts with the problem highlighted by the Lionesses during the summer.
“Albion Women will wear navy shorts with their home kit for the remainder of the 2022/23 season and beyond,” a club statement read.
Wearing white clothes while on your period is an issue that has been highlighted by women across all sports.— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) September 29, 2022
Captain Hannah George welcomed the move, adding: “It’s great that the club is supporting our move to navy blue shorts.
“Representing the club professionally and looking smart in the kit is really important to us. This change will help us focus on our performance without additional worry or anxiety.”
West Brom head coach Jenny Sugarman said: “It’s our job as staff to find every percentage point we can to help our players perform at their best.
“I am proud that the club supported the decision to switch to navy blue shorts for our players.
“It’s another sign of the continued integration of the women’s team into the club and recognition of a progressive and inclusive culture.”