Bergholt Heath Youth football club
Bergholt Heath Youth Football Club is an FA charter standard club that has been running youth football in West Bergholt since 1999. Many of the children playing for the club attend or attended Heathlands Primary School. The club plays in leagues, cup competitions and fixtures organised by the Colchester and District Youth League. Children over a range of ages enjoy training and playing matches for the club, from 4 and 5 year olds just staring out in the academy to teenagers competing in league matches. We are a friendly, welcoming club that are keen to offer opportunities for as many children as possible. to enjoy playing football with their friends, improve as footballers and learn to play football in what we consider the right way.
Study on the effect of football on ex-professionals
Last week the FIELD research study was published relating to the effects of football on ex-professionals. Within this was a focus on the impact of heading the ball and the number of ex-professionals who have suffered with dementia. This is an important area to research and one that could potentially have an impact on how the game is played in the future. There are no current changes as further research is required, but for a link to full details of the FIELD research study carried out and the FA's response to it, please click below.