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Should heading in football be banned?

IOM FA chief exec discusses data linking heading to dementia

Former footballers are apparently three-and-a-half times more likely to die of dementia than an average person.

The figures come from a recent study by the University of Glasgow, which has prompted Scottish FA to consider banning children under-12 years old from heading footballs in training.

A similar ban has been in force in the USA since 2015.

The English FA has set up an advisory group to research the link between dementia and heading the ball.

IoM FA Chief Executive Frank Stennett gave Rhian Evans his thoughts on the concern:

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