The Australian codes of football are played with the bare minimum of protective gear for the players, unlike American football where they dress up looking more like an armoured tank than a football player.

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Even though football players in Australia do not like to wear a whole lot of armour when they are playing their favourite code of football, there are still a few vital areas that all players need to protect during competitive match play. And using more overall protection when training also helps to keep players match fit and injury free. As training can be very intense when preparing for a high level game of football it is not surprising that there can be just as many injuries off the field as on the field.

Wearing Rugby protective body armour tackle suits to help reduce injury are a good idea during rigorous football training sessions. And the padded compression shorts can also help take some of the impact away when tackled to the ground.

Other types of guards and protective gear available at the Universal Self Defence web store are groin and mouth guards to help protect those vital areas where no-one wants an injury to ruin their day. And the mouth guards have the added benefit of reducing concussions as mouth guards reduce the impact on the teeth and jaw this helps prevent the lower jaw from slamming into the TJM at the base of the skull which is how a large number of concussion occur. Brain Pad mouth guards are the best at preventing this type of concussion. Also the Mouth Guards Gel Fit - A+ Protection mouth guards with heavy duty rubber shock frame are very good at reducing the effects of impact to the mouth and lower jaw.

Support and protection for the ankle, knees and elbows joints is also very important with football training and match play as there is not only a lot of stress placed on these areas, you also have numerous collisions with the ground and other players.

Universal Self Defence has been servicing the martial arts industry for decades, so they know all about heavy physical contact, and where athletes can be most vulnerable, and what they need to protect, and you know their gear is tough and can take some real punishment when many professional full contact martial arts fighters and boxers also use their products.

Wearing football guards and protective gear is absolutely vital for the prevention of injury and plays a crucial role in assuring the long term future career of any football player, which is exactly the same for all athletes of physically demanding sports.



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