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.
Since the beginning of lockdown, there has been a dramatic increase in players and athletes working with personal development practitioners and participating in education courses and career transition initiatives.
The PFA Charity and ProSport has launched MyProPlan, a new financial planning tool, helping current and former professional footballers take a proactive approach to money management.
Over 100 PCA playing members have been pursuing their personal development away from the cricket pitch during the first 50 days of Coronavirus-enforced lockdown through enrolling on online courses.
The PJA has released a new digital handbook for its members. In conjunction, it has launched a brand new website, designed to complement the handbook and provide more detailed information for jockeys.
Former players and Restart trustees have launched a fundraising initiative and mental health campaign called #RugbyFamily to support players during the COVID pandemic.
Patrick Foster from EPIC Risk Management, is currently working with the PCA to deliver gambling awareness workshops funded by the Professional Cricketers’ Trust after a donation from PCA President Graham Gooch.
The Professional Cricketers’ Trust has officially partnered with Sporting Chance to provide PCA members with mental health treatment and support after a record 85 PCA members were diagnosed with related issues in 2019.
The PFA is delighted to announce the launch of a new Women’s Football department, headed up by current Player Management Executive Marie-Christine Bouchier, in her new role as Director of Women’s Football.