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Former players and their families with experience or links to a neurodegenerative diagnosis are being asked to complete a survey as part of a major consultation exercise launched by the PFA.

The PFA is aiming to provide a clearer understanding of the number of former professionals living with neurogenerative diseases (NDD) and to support ongoing discussions with the Premier League, the FA, EFL and LMA as work continues towards the establishment of an industry-wide fund.

The following people are being asked to complete the survey, which can be accessed by clicking here.

* Former players (or families on their behalf) who have received a formal neurogenerative diagnosis 

* Former players or their family members who have concerns about neurogenerative disease and the possible onset of symptoms 

* Families of former players who have passed away with a neurogenerative diagnosis, or who exhibited possible symptoms.   

NDD in Football Project Lead Dawn Astle said:  “We currently have hundreds of former players and their families who are suffering as a direct result of their careers in professional football. 

“I hope this process will encourage more former players to come forward and help further demonstrate the sheer scale of the issue.” 

PFA Chief Executive Maheta Molango said: “As the players’ union, we are the voice of professional footballers and it’s our responsibility to challenge the industry to ensure the wellbeing and interests of players are being protected. 

“Former players and their families need help right now. 

“The conversations with football’s stakeholders need to result in tangible support and, crucially, significant funding.” 

A reminder of the link here or email for more information.