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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PJA - 22nd July 2021 - PJA Welcomes

PJA - 22nd July 2021 - PJA Welcomes "Concussion in Sport" Report

The PJA welcomes the publication of the "Concussion in Sport" report following the DCMS Committee inquiry to consider links between sport and long-term brain injury, the implications for youth sport, funding for further scientific research, and the role of national governing bodies and major sporting organisations.

PCA - 15th July 2021 - PCA to deliver social media abuse workshops

PCA - 15th July 2021 - PCA to deliver social media abuse workshops

The PCA is to deliver groundbreaking game-wide educational workshops to all professional cricketers in England and Wales to address the role that social media plays in mental health, with 27 partner businesses joining forces to support the initiative.

PFA - 5th July 2021 - Maheta Molango outlines his vision for the PFA

PFA - 5th July 2021 - Maheta Molango outlines his vision for the PFA

Today, Maheta Molango starts his first full week as Chief Executive of the PFA, addressing members, he has committed to a player-centric approach to his leadership of the union. Find out more about his vision for the PFA...

RPA - 23rd June 2021 - RPA Announces new Partnership Initiative

RPA - 23rd June 2021 - RPA Announces new Partnership Initiative

The RPA and Pickstar Marketplace, the world’s fastest growing marketplace for brands and businesses looking to connect with and hire sports stars, entertainers and personalities, have today announced a one-year partnership agreement.

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.

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