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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WPBSA - 7th August 2020 - WPBSA Launches Coaching Partnership Scheme

WPBSA - 7th August 2020 - WPBSA Launches Coaching Partnership Scheme

The WPBSA has announced the creation of a new initiative which will help officially qualified snooker and billiards coaches to access new resources to support their coaching delivery.

RPA - 30th July 2020 - Jodie Ounsley wins inaugural Vodafone Gain Line Award

RPA - 30th July 2020 - Jodie Ounsley wins inaugural Vodafone Gain Line Award

England 7's player Jodie Ounsley is the proud recipient of the first Vodafone sponsored Gain Line Award after signing her first professional contract in August 2019 and becoming the first female deaf rugby player to make an International 7's squad.

LET - 23rd June 2020 - LET Reveals Brand Refresh Pushing Towards the Future

LET - 23rd June 2020 - LET Reveals Brand Refresh Pushing Towards the Future

The Ladies European Tour (LET) has launched a fresh logo, new website and tag line, #RaiseOurGame, capturing the ambition of the new LPGA-LET joint venture partnership and a shared desire to keep moving women’s golf forward.

PFA - 18th June 2020 - Recruitment and Representation within Football

PFA - 18th June 2020 - Recruitment and Representation within Football

The PFA sets out changes required to the Recruitment Code within football, underpinned by transparency and accountability to ensure better BAME representation off the pitch.

PCA - 16th June 2020 - PCA Response regarding Diversity and Equality in Cricket

PCA - 16th June 2020 - PCA Response regarding Diversity and Equality in Cricket

Following recent events across the world, the PCA has issued a response regarding the diversity and equality within professional cricket and sets out how it plans to work with members to deliver change.

PFA - 16th June 2020 - PFA calls for greater transparency around Diversity in Football

PFA - 16th June 2020 - PFA calls for greater transparency around Diversity in Football

The PFA has published its own diversity statistics in relation to its black representation as part of a call for greater transparency to help tackle systemic racism in football.

RPA - 4th June 2020 - RPA Appoints new Head of Communications

RPA - 4th June 2020 - RPA Appoints new Head of Communications

The RPA today announced the appointment of Penny Maltby-Payne as Head of Communications. Penny joins the RPA from Great British Racing, where she was Senior PR Manager.

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.

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