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.
The Professional Players Federation and the Professional Darts Players Association have released a new education film today highlighting some of the key risks to players who become involved in match fixing and the serious repercussions on both their professional career and their personal life.
The new partnership announced by the RPA will see St. James’s Place Financial Adviser Academy work alongside the RPA to support players with their transition away from the game. They will provide opportunities for players interested in pursuing a career in finance.
The PCA, LMA, RPA and WRPA have all introduced a permanent way of referring any past and present player or manager who has either been diagnosed with dementia or is caring for a loved one.
The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has appointed Ben Wright as its new Director of External Affairs. He will be overseeing all aspects of the PFA's strategic communications and stakeholder engagement, covering both the union's campaigning work and its range of activities across education, training and wellbeing.
The PCA has announced a ground-breaking partnership with health and life insurer Vitality, that sees domestic male and female players sporting Vitality’s logo on all player helmets, an asset that has been created as part of the collective rights agreement that professional players in England and Wales signed with the PCA in 2021.
The PPF is pleased to announce a new partnership with Pro Sport Wealth. Through their team of Chartered Financial Planners who are also former professional sportspeople, Pro Sport Wealth provides a bespoke, specialist service to professional sportspeople guiding them on the path to long term financial security.
Today sees the start of the PPF Career Transition Week supported by the Tom Maynard Trust. Throughout the week, we will be showcasing the wide ranging services and resources offered by player associations to help sportspeople prepare for their second career.
The PPF and Sports law specialists Mills & Reeve have teamed up to create two new cryptocurrency e-Learning resources specifically targeted at sportspeople. The two modules have been designed to improve players’ understanding of cryptocurrency and NFTs.
The PFA is to begin a major consultation exercise designed to provide a clearer understanding of the number of former professional players living with neurogenerative diseases (NDD).