The FA has published new guidelines which are intended to give guidance to those managing concussion in football at all levels.

Concussion is an injury to the brain resulting in a disturbance of brain function. There are many symptoms of concussion, common ones being headache, dizziness, memory disturbance or balance problems.

The FA’s Concussion Guidelines are intended to provide information on how to recognise concussion and on how concussion should be managed from the time of injury through to safe return to football. At all levels in football, if a player is suspected of having a concussion, they must be immediately removed from the pitch, whether in training or match play. IF IN DOUBT, SIT THEM OUT.

South Molton Football Club takes this issue seriously and whilst all of our coaches are aware of the guidelines, we thought it would be helpful to share the information with you so that you understand the guidelines that we are working to.

Below are some useful facts and key considerations about concussion and you can download The FA’s Concussion Guidelines here.