Heading – FA issues statement & new Rule

Heading to be phased out in new FA Rule

At the start of 23/24 season the HJFL participated in the FA trial regarding no heading and shared our feedback with them. The FA have now confirmed the plan to remove heading from games, phased as follows over the next 3 seasons;

  • Season 24/25 – Under 7,8 and 9 Leagues
  • Season 25/26 – Under 10 league
  • Season 26/27 – Under 11 league

For more information about the rationale and rules relating to heading and also kick in’s (rather than throw in’s) please click below.

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