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

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.

PPF - Committee Focus on Women's Sport and Chair Liz Bloor

PPF - Committee Focus on Women's Sport and Chair Liz Bloor

The PPF runs various Committees and this month we're focusing on the Women's Sport Committee, chaired by Liz Bloor as we look in more detail at what the key role of the Committee is along with priorities for the year ahead.

PCA - 10th January 2024 - PCA Joins FICA Partnership with Winners Alliance

PCA - 10th January 2024 - PCA Joins FICA Partnership with Winners Alliance

The PCA has joined forces with world-leading players associations and FICA to reveal a new partnership with Winners Alliance who will represent and manage select global group rights for more than 500 of the world’s best cricketers from FICA’s 13 country affiliates.

PDPA - 1st January 2024 - Durrant Joins PDPA Board

PDPA - 1st January 2024 - Durrant Joins PDPA Board

Glen Durrant has joined the Board of Directors of the Professional Darts Players Association, while Alan Warriner-Little has become the organisation's President.

PPF - 1st January 2024 - WADA Tramadol Ban

PPF - 1st January 2024 - WADA Tramadol Ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has included Tramadol on its 2024 Prohibited List from 1 January 2024. The Prohibited List is important as it designates what substances and methods are prohibited in sport, in-competition only, and within specific sports.

PFA - 14th December - PFA Signs Partnership with University of Portsmouth

PFA - 14th December - PFA Signs Partnership with University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth has signed a new partnership with the PFA, paving the way for players to explore exciting career paths within the football industry. The University will validate and award qualifications from the PFA Business School, a new, player-focused initiative launched by the union earlier this year.

PCA - 28th November 2023 - PCA Futures Award Winners Announced

PCA - 28th November 2023 - PCA Futures Award Winners Announced

The winner of the 2023 PCA Futures Awards, in association with Lodders Solicitors, is Yorkshire’s Yash Vagadia, who takes the sought-after accolade after impressing the panel with his recent off-field accomplishments. The 19-year-old claimed the victory in the Academic Progression category alongside being named the outstanding candidate of the process. The Yorkshire batting all-rounder receives £3,000 to aid his personal development, thanks to Lodders.

RPA - 26th November 2023 - Restart Round Announced

RPA - 26th November 2023 - Restart Round Announced

The RPA and Premiership Rugby are pleased to confirm that Restart Round will be back in December, running from December 1 - 3 and dedicating Round 8 of Gallagher Premiership Rugby to raising awareness of players' mental health. Restart is the official charity of The Rugby Players Association (RPA) and we are dedicated to supporting professional rugby players suffering from serious injury, illness or hardship.

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