Marchers told to cover up

Marching New Zealand has told masters marchers to swap short skirts for trousers because they’re more age appropriate.

The girls from a Palmerston North masters marching team are feeling hemmed in after being told to ditch their skirts and don more “age appropriate” trousers.


“It’s sort of like, ‘Oh these old girls, we’d better cover them up!”‘ team member Frances O’Donnell, 46, said.

Glenbrae Marching Team and other masters teams were ordered by Marching NZ to wear trousers this marching season.

“Yes trousers do cover a multitude of sins, but you have to be able to see your leg action. It’s what marching is all about,” Miss O’Donnell said.

The masters grade is for those 30 years old and over, with the emphasis on fun.

I’ve never understood the attraction of this hobby but we all march to the beat of a different drum and if women choose to strut round in short skirts for fun I wouldn’t want to stand in their way.

2 Responses to Marchers told to cover up

  1. PaulL says:

    I think we should be positively encouraging women of any age, shape or size to be marching around in short skirts. The more the merrier from where I’m standing.


  2. pdm says:

    Pault – I agree.

    These will be some of the same women that we always went to watch in the mid 60’s and they never disappointed we lads then.


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