The English women’s football team are set to drop white shorts in favour of blue ones after players said they were concerned about blood leaking onto them if playing during their period.
The Lionesses will wear dark shorts for both their home and away kits at this summer’s World Cup, after discussions between the players, the FA and kit supplier Nike.
This has also led to the addition of a ‘leak protection’ liner – something that has been designed to help ease worries for players during performance while on their period.
The change to navy blue shorts is set to be made permanent, with the Lionesses set to wear the colour for the foreseeable future after members of their European Championship winning squad raised concerns last year.
It’s a move that mirrors changes made in other sports, such as tennis and rugby, to introduce non-white clothing so women are more at ease when playing during their period.
Ahead of Euro 2022, Beth Mead and Georgia Stanway raised the idea of changing the kit to make it more comfortable while on the pitch.