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Bras, boots, and balls: Why women’s football kit could be causing injury

A group of three teenage girls at a football practice

New research published in the journal Sports Engineering and highlighted in articles from the BBC and many other news outlets shows that the safety and performance of women football players is suffering because their kit is still largely designed for the men’s game.

The research team was led by Dr Katrine Okholm Kryger, and included England Women’s team captain Leah Williamson alongside Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine Fellows Dr Craig Rosenbloom and Dr Ritan Mehta and Member Dr Sean Carmody.