Heads Up

The FA Cup Final is officially renamed the Heads Up FA Cup

The football season is set to resume following the coronavirus pandemic, and we’re so excited that this showpiece event in the football calendar will be dedicated to changing the conversation on mental health. The game is provisionally scheduled for Saturday 1st August 2020. The Duke discussed the announcement on a video call this week with…

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The Duke of Cambridge stars in new BBC One documentary to air on Thursday

  We’re excited to be promoting our new documentary with BBC One, ‘Prince William, Football, and Mental Health’, as part of the Heads Up campaign in partnership with the FA. The documentary follows The Duke over the course of a year as he meets players, fans and managers from grassroots to the elite as part…

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The Mind Map: using football to help people navigate to mental health services

In June 1994, I was twelve, Wet, Wet, Wet were number one, and the World Cup in America was delivering some of the best kits football had ever produced – in particular the host nation’s faux-denim, starry number, which a lad in the year below me owned, elevating him to stratospheric levels of cool. Also…

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How Hackney Laces is bringing a community together through football

9 years ago, I set up a football community for girls after being approached by a 14 year-old in my local park telling me she had no where to play. After inquiring to a number of organisations, local councils, and schools, I discovered that there wasn’t a place for teenage girls to play. So, Hackney…

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The Duke of Cambridge launches the Heads Up Weekends

Today, The Duke of Cambridge launched the Heads Up Weekends. Over the 8th-9th and 15th-16th of February, every football team from across the Premier League, English Football League, The National League, The Barclays Women’s Super League, The FA Women’s Championship and The FA Women’s National League will dedicate their matches to Heads Up to highlight…

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