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Headguard for boxing, 2003
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Object statement
Boxing headguard, with packaging, leather / cord, made by Madison Sport Pty Ltd, Taiwan, 2003
This boxing headguard 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 headguards, eyewear and mouthguards to shin padding, gloves and genital protectors.

Headguards such as this one were originally made from leather with cotton flock padding, modern versions now incorporate EVA foam and optional synthetic covers. Wearing of head guards is mandatory in international amateur boxing, whilst a variety of chin and cheek protection is available on training head guards used by professionals.

The design of these products has gradually progressed and manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to improve protective equipment and make them more flexible, protective and lighter.

This headguard was displayed in the 'Sport: more than heroes and legends' exhibition (September 2003 - July 2004) as part of a suite of protective sports equipment.

Written by Erika Dicker
Assistant Curator, 2007.
The boxing headguard was made by Madison Sport Pty Ltd in Taiwan in 2003. Madison Sport Pty Ltd is an Australian company that specialises in protective sporting equipment. They are based in Queensland.
This headguard was displayed in the 'Sport: more than heroes and legends' exhibition (September 2003 - July 2004) as part of a suite of protective sports equipment.

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Description
Boxing headguard, with packaging, leather / cord, made by Madison Sport Pty Ltd, Taiwan, 2003

This is a red and black padded leather headguard. The front of the headguard is black with the white text 'Madison Spot' printed across the forehead. The inside and ear covers of the headguard are red. The top of the guard has a white cord attached.

There is also packaging for this object which consists of a zip lock clear plastic bag..
Made: Madison Sport Pty Ltd; Taiwan; 2003
Marks
White fabric label inside headguard 'M'.
2007/178/2
Production date
2003
Height
240 mm
Width
190 mm
Depth
270 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Signature Mouthguards, 2007
Subjects
+ Sport
+ Personal safety
+ Safety
+ Boxing
+ Sports equipment
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