UK’s first ‘no heading’ adult football match 英國首場 “禁止頭球” 的足球賽



UK’s first 『no heading’ adult football match 英國首場 「禁止頭球」 的足球賽


有關 「brain injuries(腦損傷)」 的詞彙


Which new rule was added to the first half of this game of football?


Kicking off the game, former Middlesbrough defender Bill Gates. Now 77, he has been diagnosed with dementia. A game, organised by his family, aiming to raise awareness for sport-related brain injuries.


Judith Gates, Head for Change
We really want people to start thinking, talking, considering alternatives. With the overarching aim of protecting the players and protecting the game.

朱迪絲‧蓋茨       慈善機構 「Head for Change」

On the face of it, football as we know it with one simple rule: no heading outside of the 18-yard box. A UK first, it was always going to take some getting used to.


Heading is and has always been an important part of the game, although increasingly research has been carried out to look at what the long-term effects of that might be.


England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad. Dementia has played a part in the deaths of Martin Peters, Ray Wilson, Nobby Stiles and Jack Charlton.


Many will point to the fact that the weight, size and materials used to make footballs has changed a lot since then. However, the Football Association recently updated its rules on heading, including a ban for under 11s during training.


Nesta McGregor, BBC correspondent
Plenty of goals so far, but this game was never about the result but the issue. And now that we’re into the second half, heading is banned anywhere on the field.

內斯塔‧麥克格雷戈       BBC通訊員

Yeah, I think instinct is if the ball is in the air, to go attack it and win the ball, but then it brings a different dimension to your game. You’ve got to adjust. You’ve got to move your feet quicker. Maybe bring the ball down with your chest and try and find different solutions really. But, yeah, it was an interesting game.


The link now has been proven between dementia and heading a football and there’re so many great players now who are really struggling. It certainly needs looking at – the FA, the Premier League – they all need to look at it and decide what we’re going to do with it, what’s a safe way to move forward.


We’re unlikely to see any changes to the professional game any time soon, but work is under way to make the game safer for everyone.



diagnosed 被診斷出

dementia 失智症

carried out 開展(試驗,研究等)

played a part 起作用

struggling 艱苦掙扎


Heading was not allowed outside the 18-yard box.