FA Heading The Ball Guidance

The FA Heading Guidance

Hello Everyone,

The FA have today announced updated heading the ball guidance for all age groups between under-6 and under-18, in association with the Irish and Scottish FA’s.

The updated heading the ball guidance (attached to this e-mail), which will be introduced immediately, will provide grassroots clubs, coaches and players with the recommended heading the ball guidance for training sessions only. The guidance does not make any changes to the way matches are played.

More information can be found at:


This is extremely important advice and guidance and we encourage you to circulate this to all Team Managers and Coaches so that they are aware of its contents.

We hope that this helps and as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks,

Sandra Redhead & Larette Tritton

Safeguarding Team

Sussex County Football Association Ltd.

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