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 - 20th May 2020 - Personal Development provision in high demand during Lockdown

PPF - 20th May 2020 - Personal Development provision in high demand during Lockdown

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.

PFA - 11th May 2020 - PFA launches new financial planning tool

PFA - 11th May 2020 - PFA launches new financial planning tool

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.

PCA - 11th May 2020 - Playing members pursuing Personal Development in Lockdown

PCA - 11th May 2020 - Playing members pursuing Personal Development in Lockdown

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.

PJA - 6th May 2020 - PJA launches new Members handbook and website

PJA - 6th May 2020 - PJA launches new Members handbook and website

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.

RPA - 6th May 2020 - New fundraising and mental health campaign launched by Restart trustees

RPA - 6th May 2020 - New fundraising and mental health campaign launched by Restart trustees

Former players and Restart trustees have launched a fundraising initiative and mental health campaign called #RugbyFamily to support players during the COVID pandemic.

PCA - 26th March 2020 - Trust Funds Gambling Harm Awareness Training

PCA - 26th March 2020 - Trust Funds Gambling Harm Awareness Training

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.

RPA - 26th March 2020 - Coronavirus Statement

RPA - 26th March 2020 - Coronavirus Statement

The RPA's official statement following the announcement from the PRL that players from 13 member clubs would be faced with imminent wage cuts.

PCA - 17th March 2020 - Professional Cricketers' Trust partners with Sporting Chance

PCA - 17th March 2020 - Professional Cricketers' Trust partners with Sporting Chance

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.

PFA - 8th March 2020 - New Womens Football Department

PFA - 8th March 2020 - New Womens Football Department

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.

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