Jan
21
2008
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Health Advice For Female Players

It is not only team doctors but also players, coaches and referees who need to know how to stay fit and healthy and be aware of issues specifically affecting women. With that in mind, a booklet of advice has been produced to address the health and fitness of female footballers and how these aspects differ from the men’s game. The booklet aims to answer questions on injury prevention, nutrition, bone protection and female-specific issues. It also provides players and coaches with a practical guide on how to protect their health and fitness in daily life, while also allowing women players to take responsibility and make informed decisions, irrespective of whether they play for fun or in a national team.
The booklet, which has been written in understandable layman’s language, is available in all four official FIFA languages (English, French, German and Spanish} and can be ordered free of charge from the FIFA Medical Department in Zurich or downloaded from FIFA.com: http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/developing/medical/index.html