In 2002, the tragic death of Jeff Astle aged just 59 and
the findings that were made post-mortem, raised serious concerns for the game of football and sport in general.


Our Story

An ordinary man with an extraordinary talent.
For over 40 years, Jeff Astle was known for his outstanding footballing career at  Notts County and West Bromwich Albion and as a member of Sir Alf Ramsey's 1970 World Cup Squad. From May 2014, Jeff Astle will be remembered for the disease that killed him.


Penn study spots evidence for higher concussion vulnerability in women. Sports-related concussions occur about 2 million times a year in the United States and recent findings from the American Academy of Neurology suggest women face a 50 percent greater risk than men.

Real Life Stories

Exclusive interview: Finlay Barnham tells his story. Concussion forced the Nottingham scrum half to retire last year aged just 24. Finlay talks frankly to The Jeff Astle Foundation…