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 - 25th March 2021 - Celebrating Six Years of the Mental Health Charter for Sport

PPF - 25th March 2021 - Celebrating Six Years of the Mental Health Charter for Sport

Today marks six years since the Professional Players Federation, the Sport and Recreation Alliance, and Mind launched the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation to actively challenge the stigma around mental health in the sporting world and promote positive mental health.

PCA - 25th February 2021 - Edwards Elected First Female PCA President

PCA - 25th February 2021 - Edwards Elected First Female PCA President

Charlotte Edwards has become the first female President of the PCA, after being elected by the Players’ Committee at the Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

PFA/LMA - 11th February 2021 - Open Letter to Social Media Companies

PFA/LMA - 11th February 2021 - Open Letter to Social Media Companies

The PFA and LMA are among eight signatories across football calling for social media companies to do more to stop racist and other discriminatory abuse on their platforms.

PPF - 3rd February 2021 - How To Use GAMSTOP

PPF - 3rd February 2021 - How To Use GAMSTOP

The PPF recently announced a new partnership with GAMSTOP, but what does GAMSTOP do, and how does it work? Please find below a summary of how GAMSTOP can help you.

PFA - 31st January 2021 - PFA Calls for Stronger Interventions on Social Media

PFA - 31st January 2021 - PFA Calls for Stronger Interventions on Social Media

Following a spate of disgusting racist abuse aimed at Black professional footballers, the PCA have once again called on social media companies to make stronger interventions to protect players from racial abuse.

PCA - 25th January 2021 - Harris Elected PCA Chair

PCA - 25th January 2021 - Harris Elected PCA Chair

Middlesex’s James Harris has been elected by the PCA Players’ Committee as the new Chair of the Association, replacing Daryl Mitchell who will step down after completing his four-year term.

RPA - 25th January 2021 - RPA Launches Equality and Diversity Webinar

RPA - 25th January 2021 - RPA Launches Equality and Diversity Webinar

The RPA held their second in a series of webinars focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in rugby, an issue that is currently a focus point of work being carried out by the organisation.

PCA - 3rd December 2020 - PCA Welcomes New Female Members

PCA - 3rd December 2020 - PCA Welcomes New Female Members

The PCA has welcomed the newly contracted domestic female players to the Association in what is a landmark moment in the history of the women’s game in England and Wales.

PJA - 1st December 2020 - PJA Appoints New Chairman

PJA - 1st December 2020 - PJA Appoints New Chairman

The PJA has appointed Jon Holmes, sports agent and racehorse owner, as Acting Chairman for 12 months, commencing from 1st December.

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