Research leader calls for female ex-players to take part in brain-function study

The leader of a study into changes in brain function among footballers isdesperate for female ex-professionals to come forward, as he fears dementiacould be an even greater issue among women who play the game than men. DrMichael Grey, the lead researcher on the SCORES Project at the University ofEast Anglia, has more than 35 male ex-pros in his study group including IwanRoberts and Mark Bright, but it does not contain a single female who played inthe professional ranks, even after he dropped the lower age limit from 50 to40.