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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RPA - 15th November 2021 - Vicky Cornborough voted RPA Vice Chair

RPA - 15th November 2021 - Vicky Cornborough voted RPA Vice Chair

The RPA Players' Board have announced Vicki Cornborough as the newly elected RPA Vice Chair, with Ethan Waller remaining as RPA Chair.

PCA - 11th November 2021 - Domestic women cricketers benefit from new training initiative

PCA - 11th November 2021 - Domestic women cricketers benefit from new training initiative

Throughout the summer of 2021, the PCA and ECB have jointly funded media training workshops for all domestic women’s cricketers.

PFA Scotland - 10th November 2021 - PFA Scotland Backing Dementia Research Programme

PFA Scotland - 10th November 2021 - PFA Scotland Backing Dementia Research Programme

PFA Scotland is backing a research programme into the causes of dementia in football players.

PCA - 5th November 2021 - Futures Week focus on personal development

PCA - 5th November 2021 - Futures Week focus on personal development

Current and former players met for the first in-person PCA Futures Conference in two years, as PCA members took time to focus on their personal development during the off-season.

PFA - 28th October 2021 - PFA calls for Industry wide Care Fund

PFA - 28th October 2021 - PFA calls for Industry wide Care Fund

Today, the PFA is again leading calls for football stakeholders to establish an industry-wide care fund to support players living with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.

PJA - 19th October 2021 - PJA Announces new President and Board Re-Structure

PJA - 19th October 2021 - PJA Announces new President and Board Re-Structure

The PJA has announced David Bass as their new Jump President taking over from Richard Johnson as well as a Board Re-Structure.

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.

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