Headguard for rugby league

Made by Madison Sport Pty Ltd in China, Asia, 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...


This headguard is made of black padded vinyl with a velcro strap and black cord. The text 'Madison" is printed white across the forehead.

This model represents the transition from traditional sponge padded cross-top skull caps with tape, tied off under the chin, which were in vogue for more than 30 years to the current style, featuring compression-molded EVA foam with poly-urethane cover and 'hook and loop' fastened chin strap.

There is also packaging for this object which consists of a plastic box with colour printed cardboard label insert featuring photographs and endorsements from various rugby players and product information on the back.


150 mm
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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


Gift of Signature Mouthguards, 2007
12 November, 2007

Cite this Object

Headguard for rugby league 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2017, <https://ma.as/371849>
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