Polo shirts have nothing to do with polo & other interesting facts

Roger Federer

Roger Federer in the 2009 Wimbledon Championships.
Image source: By Justin Smith [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The clue is usually in the name, right? Well not this time. If you think polo shirts originated from the game of polo, you’re mistaken. In fact, the polo shirt was invented by a famous tennis player. And this sporty garment even played a role in modernising our nation’s favourite racket sport. In celebration of the world famous Wimbledon tennis tournament, we’ve rounded up a few unusual facts about sportswear. You might be surprised to learn just how much of your wardrobe began life on a sports field…Continue reading

What makes a winning football kit?

what makes a winning footy kit

Behind every great player, there is a kit

In the incredibly unlikely event that you missed it, Euro 2016 is about to start. So too, is an extra special, 100th year anniversary Copa America. So if you want to watch football, you should be able to get your fair share.

Football fan or not, it’s hard to not appreciate a good kit. We all have our favourites, and we all have ones we’d like to forget.

But what exactly makes a football kit special? Decent players are of course a good start, but we think there’s more to it…

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The Blagger’s Guide to the Six Nations

Rugby Player Preparing to Kick Ball

Don’t know anything about rugby? Don’t worry.

February heralds an escape from the winter blues for European rugby fans, as the annual Six Nations Championship arrives at the start of the month for an eight week festival of good old fashioned tribal rivalry!

Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Gauls and Romans revel in their national stereotypes as egg-chasers from all corners comes together to worship the oval ball.

Here for your handy reference, are all the things you need to know (and say!) to enjoy this year’s tournament.

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