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Football Today


Jan 22, 2020

For years, there have been tentative links made between heading and neurodegenerative diseases.

Following the release of a report that suggests those links are increasingly credible, the Scottish FA have decided to take a stance on the issue.

In this episode, we look at the SFA’s proposed ban on heading in youth football and ask: is this the best approach to preventing head injuries in football?

We're joined by Chris McLaughlin (@BBCchrismclaug), the sports correspondent at BBC Scotland (@BBCSportScot) who broke the story, and John Curtis (@JCurtisSoccer), a former player, USSF A Licence coach and the founder of the National Centre of Excellence Programme, who has experienced similar rule changes in the United States.

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