How to remove the helmet of your favourite Australian football team
Football equipment removal is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, with many fans now requesting the removal of their favourite Australian team’s helmets.
In the past, fans were advised to contact their local team or league to arrange for removal of the equipment.
However, with the arrival of the NFL, fans are now finding that they can remove their favourite team’s equipment without contacting the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
A Twitter account, @ArrSportAustralia, has been set up to provide the latest news on the latest Australian football equipment removal efforts.
Fans can now follow the team, their jersey number and the latest developments in Australian rugby league by liking the hashtag #ARUAus.
It’s not just the fans that are seeking the removal and relocation of the helmet.
The ARU’s head of football operations, Andrew Fenton, also announced that the ARU would be working with the Australian Football League (AFL) and NRL to provide support to players and coaches in their efforts to remove their helmets.
Fenton also announced a number of measures to make sure the removal efforts are successful, including a $500,000 donation to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Fund (ASADA), an initiative launched in 2015 to promote anti-doping awareness and prevention among sport’s elite.
“We have been working with our colleagues in the AFL and NRL, and will be working closely with ASADA to help players and clubs comply with their obligations under Australian law,” Fenton said.
“This is the first time that the Australian sports industry has stepped in to assist with a sporting event to protect the health and safety of athletes and fans.”
Fenton said the ARL’s support was important to the success of the AFL’s helmet removal initiative.
“The AFL is the only sporting body that is responsible for ensuring that all Australian teams adhere to Australian regulations and regulations,” he said.
“It is the sole authority in Australia to enforce the Australian Rules Football Rules.”
The AFL said it would provide an update on the ARRU’s efforts to assist players and teams in their effort to remove helmets and headgear.
The AFL confirmed that it was in contact with the ARRL and the ARSAA, but could not confirm whether the ARsAA had made a donation to ASADA.