Rugby league headguard, with packaging, vinyl / velcro / cord, made by Madison Sport Pty Ltd, China, 2003
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.
Two white fabric labels inside guard 'L/CHINA', 'DISCLAIMER...'.