About the Professional Players Federation

Welcome to the website of the Professional Players Federation, the national organisation for the Player Associations in the United Kingdom. There are over 17,500 professional sportsmen and women in Britain and the PPF is dedicated to promoting, protecting and developing their collective interests. We have been working for the players since our establishment in 1991.

The PPF currently has thirteen Player Associations in membership who are responsible for setting our priorities. We focus on cross-sport issues that affect all the members such as match fixing, career transition, mental health and anti-doping.

You will find information on a number of research and education projects we have undertaken to help our members as well as a range of resources available to help individual players. We also provide details of our various Committees which provide forums for our Player Associations to exchange ideas, share best practice and agree the organisation’s goals.

If you have any queries relating to our work or the work of our members, please get in touch.

 

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PPF - 14th October 2021 - New Betting Integrity Education Films Released

PPF - 14th October 2021 - New Betting Integrity Education Films Released

In association with their Betting Integrity partners, the Professional Players Federation has today released three short education films aimed at professional sportspeople. The films are introduced by former footballer Jason Lee and also feature Betway’s Head of Communications, Alan Alger and Sports Betting Integrity Adviser, Nigel Mawer QPM.

PPF - 16th September 2021 - PPF publishes Social Media Guidance for Players

PPF - 16th September 2021 - PPF publishes Social Media Guidance for Players

The Professional Players Federation (PPF) has today released a set of Social Media Guidance for players and associations to help them manage and report social media abuse. The twelve player associations that form the PPF are also reiterating their call for more action to be taken to protect players from the vile online abuse they receive each day.

PFA - 8th September 2021 - PFA Presents to Home Affairs Committee

PFA - 8th September 2021 - PFA Presents to Home Affairs Committee

Today, PFA Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Simone Pound, joined former players Lianne Sanderson, Anton Ferdinand and PFA Players’ Board member Marvin Sordell to give evidence in front of a Home Affairs Select Committee examining online racist abuse of players.

PFA - 4th August 2021 - Online Abuse AI Research Study

PFA - 4th August 2021 - Online Abuse AI Research Study

Today, a PFA-funded research project carried out by ethical data science company, Signify, found there was a 48% increase in unmoderated racist online abuse in the second half of the 2020/21 football season, with 50% of abusive accounts coming from the UK.

RPA - 3rd August 2021 - RPA Appointed Welfare & Commercial Representive for Red Roses

RPA - 3rd August 2021 - RPA Appointed Welfare & Commercial Representive for Red Roses

The RPA are proud to announce that they have been appointed as the exclusive commercial and welfare representatives for the Red Roses.

PJA - 22nd July 2021 - PJA Welcomes

PJA - 22nd July 2021 - PJA Welcomes "Concussion in Sport" Report

The PJA welcomes the publication of the "Concussion in Sport" report following the DCMS Committee inquiry to consider links between sport and long-term brain injury, the implications for youth sport, funding for further scientific research, and the role of national governing bodies and major sporting organisations.

PCA - 15th July 2021 - PCA to deliver social media abuse workshops

PCA - 15th July 2021 - PCA to deliver social media abuse workshops

The PCA is to deliver groundbreaking game-wide educational workshops to all professional cricketers in England and Wales to address the role that social media plays in mental health, with 27 partner businesses joining forces to support the initiative.

PFA - 5th July 2021 - Maheta Molango outlines his vision for the PFA

PFA - 5th July 2021 - Maheta Molango outlines his vision for the PFA

Today, Maheta Molango starts his first full week as Chief Executive of the PFA, addressing members, he has committed to a player-centric approach to his leadership of the union. Find out more about his vision for the PFA...

RPA - 23rd June 2021 - RPA Announces new Partnership Initiative

RPA - 23rd June 2021 - RPA Announces new Partnership Initiative

The RPA and Pickstar Marketplace, the world’s fastest growing marketplace for brands and businesses looking to connect with and hire sports stars, entertainers and personalities, have today announced a one-year partnership agreement.

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