Concussion subs trials start in women’s elite leagues next weekend

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The FA have successfully applied to the International Football Association Board to introduce additional permanent concussion substitutions trials. 

The date for the introduction of the trials in both the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship is 6 February 2021.

With player welfare the priority, the protocols will allow a maximum of two concussion substitutes to be used per team, with the opposition side able to use the equivalent number. The additional concussion substitutions may be made regardless of the number of substitutions a team has made already.

The trial is a result of the IFAB’s consultation with stakeholders and recommendations from their concussion expert group to allow additional substitutions for players with actual or suspected concussion.

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