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 twelve 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, Diversity & Inclusion, 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.

 

Latest News

PCA - 8th March 2024  - PCA hosts inaugural Inspire Inclusion Event

PCA - 8th March 2024 - PCA hosts inaugural Inspire Inclusion Event

The PCA hosted their first International Women’s Day event #InspireInclusion at the Kia Oval yesterday, Thursday 7 March, in collaboration with Surrey CCC and South East Stars.

PFA - 7th March 2024 - Coaching Craft Workshop

PFA - 7th March 2024 - Coaching Craft Workshop

Last month, coaches and coach educators from across the country gathered at St George’s Park for the year’s first Coaching Craft Workshop – a three-day learning event designed to challenge and develop the next generation of diverse coaching talent.

PCA - 6th March 2024 - PCA Rookie Camp

PCA - 6th March 2024 - PCA Rookie Camp

The Professional Cricketers’ Association’s Rookie Camp has inducted 28 players into the professional game with Chris Woakes, Georgia Elwiss, Rob Key and Ian Bell amongst the guest speakers as they welcomed 16 male and 12 female members into the game.

PCA - 27th February 2024 - Eoin Morgan appointed PCA President

PCA - 27th February 2024 - Eoin Morgan appointed PCA President

England legend Eoin Morgan CBE has been appointed as the new President of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), with the announcement to be approved at the Association’s AGM on Tuesday, 27 February 2024.

NPA - 8th  February 2024 - Ella Clark steps into Player Chair role

NPA - 8th February 2024 - Ella Clark steps into Player Chair role

The NPA are pleased to announce that Ella Clark is stepping into the role of Player Chair for the NPA, taking over from Fran Williams who has moved to Australia to play for West Coast Fever.

RPA - 29th January 2024 - RPA Partners with Podium Analytics

RPA - 29th January 2024 - RPA Partners with Podium Analytics

The RPA and Podium Analytics are joining forces to continue the advancement of change in the professional game of rugby that will promote and improve player welfare.

PFA - 23rd January 2024 - PFA condemns racist abuse towards Kasey Palmer

PFA - 23rd January 2024 - PFA condemns racist abuse towards Kasey Palmer

The PFA has called for tougher action by authorities in stamping out racism from the game after Coventry City midfielder Kasey Palmer was racially abused by fans in a fixture against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 20th January.

RPA - 16th January 2024 - RPA Secures Compensation Payment For Players

RPA - 16th January 2024 - RPA Secures Compensation Payment For Players

Over the last four months, successful employment tribunal proceedings, brought by the RPA on behalf of 167 of its members from Worcester Warriors, Wasps and London Irish, have resulted in protective award compensation being awarded to all three sets of players.

PPF - Staff Spotlight Q&A with Rebecca Gentle at LMA

PPF - Staff Spotlight Q&A with Rebecca Gentle at LMA

Becky Gentle joined the League Managers Association in 2016 and has gradually worked her way up to Director of Women's Football. In this Q&A feature, we find out more about the development of support for female Football Managers and how Becky managed a dual career as a netball player alongside her career at the LMA.

Featured Videos

PPF Female Athletes Week - Player Discussion

Betting Integrity - Yellow & Red Card Match Fixing Education

Problem Gambling - Risks and warning signs

Mental health & sport

Betting Integrity - Match Fixing Education