Scotland are introducing a “heading ban” for their youth football players – which AFC Bournemouth enforced last October.
The Scottish Youth Football Association are in the final stages of implementing this ban which applies to children under 12.
This is following research by the University of Glasgow as they revealed that there are lifelong health outcomes in former professional footballers.
They found that they are 3.5 times more likely to die of dementia, Parkinson’s and neurodegenerative diseases.
Bournemouth boss, Eddie Howe, said to Sky News: “We certainly want to protect the next generation.”
“Using softer balls is something we have spoken about here with some of the players to improve their technique, and then they don’t have to head the real ball until their brains are older and they have developed and their skulls can take the impact in a better way.”
Buzz Bournemouth will have more on this story later.