Headguard for rugby union

Made by Madison Sport Pty Ltd in China, 2003.

This rugby head guard was made in 2003 and shows the innovative design and construction used in the production of protective sports gear and reflect an increasing understanding of the biomechanics of the body when playing sport.

The wearing of protective equipment to prevent injury when playing and practising sport is increasing. The use of protective equipment is mandatory in many sports such as cricket and baseball and voluntary in sports such as rugby. Protective equipment ranges from headgu...

Summary

2007/178/3
This is a black padded headguard with white trim, black cord and a velcro strap. The Text 'Madison' is printed across the forehead. It is a size large.

The headguard is made of nylon lycra over compression molded EVA foam. Extensive use of molded channels provides optimum fit, comfort and stability to this style of headguard.

There is also packaging for this object which consists of a clear plastic bag with a printed cardboard insert label. The front of the label features photographs of three rugby players wearing the headguard, product and sizing information. On the other side of the label features a photograph of a rugby player wearing the headguard and product information.

Dimensions

170 mm
250 mm
200 mm

Production

The headguard was made by Madison Sport Pty Ltd in China in 2003. Madison Sport Pty Ltd is an Australian company that specialises in protective sporting equipment. They are based in Queensland.
Madison Sport Pty Ltd 2003

Source

Gift of Signature Mouthguards, 2007

Cite this Object

Headguard for rugby union 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 March 2017, <https://ma.as/371848>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/371848 |title=Headguard for rugby union |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=23 March 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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