We would all love sports to be cleaner and for players not to deliberately hurt one another in petty ways to try and get ahead or as pay back. However, we can do very little about people’s internal motives. Many parents or partners would also prefer that sport was cleaner in terms of how much mud often gets traipsed into the house after a particularly good game.
But again, there is very little that can be done about the weather especially in Britain.So, in what ways can you keep sports clean?The answer is that you can keep sports clean in the most important way – hygienically. The importance of having the right sports first aid kit to clean up any wounds can mean the difference between slight discomfort and a major infection.
During winter, sports first aid kits are hugely useful to try and stop the spread of germs too, helping to disinfect changing rooms and showers where germs may spread, and in turn it may be the difference between one player being unable to play and the whole team being sick.The right sports training equipment is vital in ensuring that the players’ bodies are prepared for sports and avoid injuries as much as possible. However, whilst almost all teams consciously consider the impact of injuries and look at sports training equipment accordingly, very few actually consider the hygiene aspect of the game.
Obviously, cleaning wounds properly is integral and having the right disinfectants is important, but it is also important that all sports equipment and kits are also cleaned after each use and wise to suggest players shower immediately after a game and avoid sharing water bottles. Whilst such precautions may seem unnecessary, it could mean the difference between a team who are fit for every match and one that is constantly troubled with illness and infection.