https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...football-children-under-12s-sfa-a9285891.html Yes, a thousand times yes. In fact I would go further and force adult players to wear headgear. Dementia is an awful illness (he writes, looking at his mother who has had the severest type for several years) and why increase the chances of getting this by continually thumping a developing brain with a ball? So glad I didn't play football as a kid, and when I did I was a winger so never really got to head the ball. We could even eliminate heading the ball in football completely and play along the ground as in 5-a-side; although I admit that's a bit extreme. Thoughts?