Llanelli Scarlets kitted out in Custom VR Compression

By March 14, 2014 News No Comments

photo 1Late last year, Compression Advisory became the proud suppliers of VR Compression to the Llanelli Scarlets.
This partnership opportunity came about from our previous work with Andrew Walker, Head of Sports Medicine for the Scarlets, during his time with Saracens. We decided to make a custom product for the players as it showcases our manufacturing capabilities and partnering with such a young and promising Welsh Rugby Team made this a great opportunity. Several prototypes were drawn up with recovery and performance socks but the final custom product which met their match needs was the Performa Lite, a calf sleeve which can be worn for training and under socks for matches.

As rugby players come in a variety of shapes and sizes and often find it difficult to source compression socks (among other things) that fit their dimensions correctly. Compression Advisory has even added a new size to the VR Range to accommodate players who weren’t falling into the ranges of the other four sizes available. We measured all the players to ensure that the socks and calf sleeves that they would receive would fit them properly. This unique service ensures that players receive the highest quality of compression and thus the greatest level of benefit.

Harlequins v Llanelli Scarlets - Heineken European Cup Pool FourEach player has incorporated 4 products into their lifestyle for maximum results. Scarlets players have the VR Performa for training, the custom Scarlet’s edition VR Performa Lite for training and matches, the VR Pro+ for Recovery and the VR City for wear during travel.

Players have given us great feedback, reporting that they are less sore after training/matches and recover quicker from travel. Coaches report a reduction in minor injuries and physios are seeing the difference in the players calves especially.

The response from Scarlets’ fans has been huge and we’ve been able to make the Scarlets’ edition calf sleeve available to them as a result.vr-performa-lite-the-scarlets-edition

We wish them the very best for the coming season and as they take on Ulster this evening.


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