Child Welfare in Football: An Exploration of Children's Welfare in the Modern Game

Celia Brackenridge, Andy Pitchford, Kate Russell, Gareth Nutt

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This text presents an evidence-based account of contemporary youth soccer from a wide range of perspectives and discusses key themes such as child protection, children and the role of family, children and the 'football family', ethical dilemmas and the changing culture of football. The book presents unique research into the experience of a range of stakeholders in the contemporary youth game including
children, parents, teachers, doctors, coaches, managers and scouts, child protection officers, soccer academies, sports scientists, adult players and representatives of disability football.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-37232-9, 978-0-415-37233-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • child protection
  • Football
  • welfare

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