Making the game safer
Head injuries in football have been a neglected problem for far too long. Despite the clear evidence of the severe and long-lasting effects they can have on players' health and well-being, this issue has overlooked and ignored. It's time to take action and address this problem to create a safer game for all players.
Flaxta is dedicated to making a difference and addressing the growing concern of head injuries in football. We aim to utilize our expertise in developing the best possible protection and raising awareness of this important topic.
Our goal is to contribute towards a safer game, ensuring that players can continue to enjoy football for years to come. By playing a small role in this change, we hope to make a positive impact and help create a better future for the beautiful game.
Join us in our mission to create a safer game, one that players can enjoy for a longer period of time without compromising their health and well-being.
“Football faces a huge challenge in tackling brain injuries — including changing the mindset of players who are prepared to stay on the pitch until they cannot walk any more.”
John Mousinho, Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA)
“With the current data we’re now at the point to suggest that football should be sold with a health warning saying repeated heading in football may lead to an increased risk of dementia. That’s where we are now, that cannot be ignored.”
Dr Willie Stewart, University of Glasgow
“When you play football as a professional you expect in later life you are going to have problems with your knees, your ankles, or you back, like I have. But never did I think playing football could be linked to having a brain disease. That is why the research has to be done.”
Chris Nowinski of the Concussion Legacy Foundation in Boston.
90% of diagnosed concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
1600% increase in youth football concussions between 1990-2014
In 2015, the U.S. Soccer Federation decided to ban heading for young athletes (children under 10 years of age).
Women athletes are twice as likely as men to get concussed and the effects are more severe, but with research focusing mainly on men, is concussion in women being overlooked?
English football will introduce heading guidance across every level of the professional and amateur game from the start of the 2021-22 season.
Footballers are one and a half times more likely to develop dementia than the general population.
90% of concussions are diagnosed without loss of consciousness.
300,000 football-related concussions happen each year.
5 out of 10
5 out of every 10 head traumas go unreported or undetected