There are only 2 required pieces of equipment: Mouthpiece and cleats.
Players need a Mouthpiece that allows them to speak and a set of cleats. Most players purchase soccer style cleats while some purchase football cleats.
Scrum caps are Optional:
Scrum caps & headguards - are designed to protect the head and ears from scrapes, cuts, abrasions and cauliflower ear. Scrum caps are good for reducing bleeding head wounds but they are NOT designed to prevent concussion, a common misconception.
Armor is Optional:
Some players choose to use body armor such as padded shirts. These offer padding but cannot have hard plastics on them. This is an optional choice of the player.
Below are some sample items that Valkyries players use. We do not endorse any of the items but this area is for you to make informed choices and items Valkyries have experience with.
Just a little cut on Eleni.
SISU guards are made from a material that absorbs and diffuses impact throughout the entire mouthguard, meaning that much less impact force is transferred the teeth.
Founded more than 25 years ago in 1997 by Dr. Anthony Lovat BDS., OPRO is the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard company and a leading pioneer in oral protection. From our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hertfordshire (UK), we’re dedicated to creating the ultimate in dental protection by using innovation and technology for the good of athletes at all levels of sport.