Children in Scotland could be banned from heading footballs over dementia link

  • Scottish Football Association finalising proposals
  • Children under 12 could be banned from heading in training
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A move towards banning children from heading balls in training in Scotland because of the links between football and dementia has been welcomed as a “positive step” by the campaigner Dawn Astle, who has urged other governing bodies follow its lead.

The Scottish Football Association is finalising its plans but it is understood that it wants to “lead the way” on the issue. The BBC says that a ban on children under the age of 12 from heading could be introduced within weeks.

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