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.
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 Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation steering group has today issued its ‘Seven Years of Changing Culture’ report highlighting the progress made across the wider sports and recreation sector since 2015 when the Charter was established.
The PCA is making progress in representing the collective rights of its membership, including via a recently expanded partnership with the fantasy cricket game The Cricket Draft which will benefit the players.
The RPA have has launched the Retired Player Network, a new programme to support the health and wellbeing of retired members and reduce the many issues that players can experience when faced with retirement.
March 2022 marks one year since launching the PFA’s Asian Inclusion Mentoring Scheme (AIMS). The scheme was created to nurture today’s elite South Asian footballers, boosting representation, and inspiring the next generation of players.
The PPF has published a ‘Motherhood & Elite Sport’ policy paper outlining some key recommendations and minimum standards expected for female athletes in the areas of motherhood, pregnancy and parental leave.
The RPA, RFU and Premiership Rugby have launched a new four year partnership with Epic Risk Management (EPIC) to deliver a gambling awareness education programme.
The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) announces the creation of a dedicated Former Player Care department for neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) within football.ll