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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PCA - 21st December 2021 - PCA delivers Social Media Education

PCA - 21st December 2021 - PCA delivers Social Media Education

The PCA have begun their groundbreaking educational workshops designed to give players coping strategies with social media use and abuse. The professional game-wide sessions address the role that social media can have on your mental health, both positive and negative.

PPF - 10th December 2021 - PPF welcomes DCMS Concussion in Sport paper

PPF - 10th December 2021 - PPF welcomes DCMS Concussion in Sport paper

The PPF today welcomed the Government’s publication of its position paper on concussion in sport as part of its response to the DCMS Select Committee investigation.

PFA - 7th December 2021 - English Football Announces Brain Health Action Plan

PFA - 7th December 2021 - English Football Announces Brain Health Action Plan

The FA, Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers Association (PFA) have today announced a new joint action plan on understanding, promoting and protecting brain health.

PCA - 7th December 2021 - PCA Delivers Inclusivity Training at Academies

PCA - 7th December 2021 - PCA Delivers Inclusivity Training at Academies

The PCA has started delivering inclusivity education to the next generation of professional cricketers at the 18 first-class county academies.

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.

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