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.
The first RPA Players’ Board of the season saw the re-election of Chairman Mark Lambert and Phil Burgess as Vice Chairman and discussions about key issues in the game.
The PCA has partnered with Thrive to support members in the prevention, early-detection and self-management of common mental health conditions using the 'PCA Thrive App'.
An exciting new chapter in the history and the modern evolution of the European Tour is unveiled with a new brand identity along with new website and app.
The PCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Irish as its new Chief Executive. Irish will succeed current CEO David Leatherdale, who steps down from the role in May.
An update on what's coming next with the PFA's campaign against racism and discriminatory abuse which has taken place both on the pitch and on social media following several high profile racist incidents.
The Rugby Players Association has today formally launched its Career Insights programme as part of its continued commitment to preparing professional players for life after rugby.
The PPF's ‘Career Transition Week’ will showcase via Twitter the work that its member Player Associations do to support players prepare for life after sport.