Videos on Football, Heading and Brain Injury

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Jeff Astle - Videos on Football and Heading  


Videos about the former West Bromwich and England striker Jeff Astle. These videos are about raising awareness of the links between football, heading, brain injury and dementia.


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FA To Look into brain injuries

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Alan Shearer Videos on Football and Heading  

Videos about the former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer.  These videos are about raising awareness of the links between football, heading and brain injury and dementia.

There is more information on the documentary (Dementia, Football and Me)
on the BBC website.

Alan Shearer and research into football brain injury (BBC News)


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Alan Shearer interview on This Morning (10/11/17)


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Alan Shearer:  Royal College of Pathologists Video


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Alan Shearer: True Geordie Podcast



There is a discussion on the possible link between heading a football and dementia at 1:49:50.  Alan Shearer mentions the concussion film on  American football which is relevant to the debate on football and dementia.

He talks about being told to head a football and being taught to head a football.

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Alan Shearer: Full Documentary (Dementia, Football and Me)


Alan Shearer, is a former English footballer. He played as a forward in the English Premier League (EPL) for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.  As of 2017, he is Newcastle's and the Premier League's leading goalscorer.


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1966: The England Legends Who Can't Remember The Final



A video about two winners of the 1966 World Cup - Gordon Banks and Geoff Hurst.  They talk about three of the players behind that victory.  Martin Peters, Nobby Stiles and Ray Wilson all live with dementia. 


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Videos on Football, Heading and Brain Injury (UK) 

One of the aims of this website is to call for further research which could be undertaken at University College London (UCL).  UCL has a strong research record on dementia and CJD; and the video below suggests that there is also significant research being undertaken on football, heading and brain injury.


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Videos on Football, Heading and Brain Injury (US)

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A new study exposes risks of concussions for children playing soccer. 


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TED Talk on Brain Injury and Concussion

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