‘It makes a massive difference’: How football gear made especially for women is changing the game
Like almost every female athlete in Australia, Melissa Maizels learned to play the sport she loves using equipment that wasn’t designed for her.
- For female athletes it’s a common theme that they’ve had to play and train using gear that is designed for men
- Even Playing Field is an Australian distributor for sportswear and sports equipment specifically tailored for the female body
- Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Melissa Maizels says her women-specific gloves have changed her game
The Melbourne Victory goalkeeper started playing football at the age of nine, but it wasn’t until she was 18 that she pulled on her first pair of gloves.
She remembers them well: they were two sizes too big — the only pair she could find at the store —…