The following areas give a few examples of the areas of work that the Professional Players Federation covers on behalf of the membership.
The PPF is working with its members to develop a comprehensive education policy for professional players on the issues surrounding sports betting integrity. In February 2010 we signed an agreement with a number of betting operators that has enabled us to fund sports betting education programmes for players.
In August 2007 the PPF launched its Code on Sports Betting <
The PPF and its members are committed to drug free sport and support fair, effective and proportionate drug testing regimes that recognise and respect athletes' legal rights as both employees and European citizens.
The majority of sports in the UK are subject to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code. The Code imposes a number of restrictions upon athletes that have the potential to conflict with national and European legislation, including human rights, the working time directive and data protection laws.
The PPF is committed to working with partners towards a drugs policy that balances the needs of the drug testers against the rights of players whilst recognising the specifics of professional sport in the UK.
Europe is increasingly taking an important role in many issues that affect professional sport in the UK. With the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty, the European Commission now has a "soft" competency for sport and in 2010 it is developing its work programme for sport.
The PPF is an active member of EU Athletes, the European federation of player associations, and is working hard with its partners to ensure that the rights of players are recognised, promoted and protected within European policy discussions, ideally through Social Dialogue.