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May 23, 2021

New Heading Guidelines Introduced For Kids

Children aged 11 and under will no longer be taught to head footballs during training in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The new football association guidelines for coaches also puts limits on how much heading older children should do.

It follows Glasgow University research that showed former footballers were three-and-a-half times more likely to die from brain disease.

The guidance, which will not yet apply in Wales, will affect training only.

For the full story via the BBC click here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-51614088