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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PCA - 8th November 2019 - Members take steps for the future

PCA - 8th November 2019 - Members take steps for the future

The 2019 PCA Futures Conference saw current and former county professionals and England internationals prioritise an action plan for life after cricket at St. George’s Park.

PFA - 21st October 2019 - FIELD study shows increased dementia risk in former players

PFA - 21st October 2019 - FIELD study shows increased dementia risk in former players

A landmark study funded by the PFA Charity and Football Association has revealed the first major insights into lifelong health outcomes in former professional footballers.

RPA - 11th October 2019 - Lambert and Burgess Re-Elected To Lead RPA Players' Board

RPA - 11th October 2019 - Lambert and Burgess Re-Elected To Lead RPA Players' Board

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.

PCA - 10th October 2019 - PCA relaunch Mental Wellbeing App

PCA - 10th October 2019 - PCA relaunch Mental Wellbeing App

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'.

PPF - 7th October 2019 - GVC Partners with PPF

PPF - 7th October 2019 - GVC Partners with PPF

Leading sports betting group, GVC, joins partnership to help educate athletes about sports betting integrity and the dangers of match fixing.

European Tour - 1st October 2019 - Keith Pelley: Welcome to the new-look European Tour

European Tour - 1st October 2019 - Keith Pelley: Welcome to the new-look European Tour

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.

PCA - 6th September 2019 - Irish appointed PCA Chief Executive

PCA - 6th September 2019 - Irish appointed PCA Chief Executive

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.

PFA - 4th September 2019 - #Enough Campaign Update

PFA - 4th September 2019 - #Enough Campaign Update

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.

RPA - 2nd Sep 2019 - Academy Induction Day

RPA - 2nd Sep 2019 - Academy Induction Day

England stars Dylan Hartley, Tom Wood and Mathew Tait were on hand last week to welcome a new class of academy recruits at the RPA's Academy Induction Day, an event held annually at Rugby school.

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