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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PPF - 4th May 2021 - PPF Launches Career Transition Month

PPF - 4th May 2021 - PPF Launches Career Transition Month

Today sees the start of PPF Career Transition Month. Former and current sportspeople across cricket, rugby, football and horseracing will feature in a series of case studies and webinars aimed exclusively at sportspeople, highlighting the broad range of second careers they can go on to enjoy.

PPF - 30th April 2021 - Player Associations unite behind Social Media Boycott

PPF - 30th April 2021 - Player Associations unite behind Social Media Boycott

The PPF and its members will be among those across the sporting community who will be taking part in a social media boycott this weekend to highlight the issue of social media abuse suffered by sporting participants that continues to go unaddressed.

PFA - 26th April 2021 - Football Announces Social Media Boycott

PFA - 26th April 2021 - Football Announces Social Media Boycott

The PFA and LMA are both uniting with English Football for a social media boycott in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.

RPA - 22nd April 2021 - RPA launches Welfare Advisory Board

RPA - 22nd April 2021 - RPA launches Welfare Advisory Board

The RPA has launched its Welfare Advisory Board with the aim of providing guidance, advice and proposals to the RPA on player welfare matters.

PCA - 1st April 2021 - PCA Players' Committee confirmed ahead of new season

PCA - 1st April 2021 - PCA Players' Committee confirmed ahead of new season

Nine new representatives, including four female domestic pros, have been confirmed as part of the PCA Players’ Committee ahead of the return of the LV= Insurance County Championship.

PPF - 25th March 2021 - Celebrating Six Years of the Mental Health Charter for Sport

PPF - 25th March 2021 - Celebrating Six Years of the Mental Health Charter for Sport

Today marks six years since the Professional Players Federation, the Sport and Recreation Alliance, and Mind launched the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation to actively challenge the stigma around mental health in the sporting world and promote positive mental health.

PCA - 25th February 2021 - Edwards Elected First Female PCA President

PCA - 25th February 2021 - Edwards Elected First Female PCA President

Charlotte Edwards has become the first female President of the PCA, after being elected by the Players’ Committee at the Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

WPBSA - 22nd February 2021 - Doherty to Lead new Players Body

WPBSA - 22nd February 2021 - Doherty to Lead new Players Body

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has today announced that former world champion Ken Doherty has been elected as chairman of the newly formed WPBSA Players organisation.

PFA/LMA - 11th February 2021 - Open Letter to Social Media Companies

PFA/LMA - 11th February 2021 - Open Letter to Social Media Companies

The PFA and LMA are among eight signatories across football calling for social media companies to do more to stop racist and other discriminatory abuse on their platforms.

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