A leading youth coach has backed a ban on children heading the ball in Scotland after fears over the links between football and dementia.
The leader of the study looking at the risk of dementia among footballers says the funding from the Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association to date has not covered the cost of the research, and is “a drop in the ocean” compared to what will be needed to get a deeper understanding of the issue.
Heading in football should be reduced in the professional game, not just in the under-12s, according to the leader of an influential study which found an increased risk of brain disease among footballers.
The Scottish Football Association is said to be set to announce a ban for Under-12s from heading the ball during training because of the links between football and dementia.
Campaigners have welcomed the Scottish Football Association’s move towards a ban on heading in the under-12s game.
The Scottish Football Association’s move towards a ban on heading in the under-12s game are a “positive step” according to campaigner Dawn Astle, who hopes other governing bodies follow its lead.
Children could be banned from heading the ball in Scotland due to links between football and dementia, it was reported today.
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Children under the age of 11 should avoid heading the ball, according to new advice for clubs from the Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA).
The Premier League is looking into whether academy players of a certain age should be banned from heading a football and have emailed all 20 clubs in the wake of a recent study into the link between the sport and dementia.
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