Poole Town commercial manager disagrees with the idea of implementing the “heading ban” which applies to children’s under 12 football.
Following AFC Bournemouth’s enforcement last October, the Scottish Youth Football Association are also in the stages of finalising the ban.
Poole Town FC, commercial manager, Alex Pike, said : “I want children to have a grounded education within football. If you’re going to take out one of the technical aspects out of it, how is that going to harm them in future development if they’re going to become a professional footballer?”
A research by University of Glasgow has found that players are 3.5 times more likely to die of dementia, Parkinson’s and neurodegenerative diseases.
They have also revealed that there are lifelong health outcomes in former professional footballers.
Press Officer for Headway, James Coxon added: “There needs to be more research to fully understand the risks associated with heading in football especially concerning the lightweight modern football that we’ve got in the game. It’s a difficultly that we face in the absence of meaningful research.”
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