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.
Patrick Foster from EPIC Risk Management, is currently working with the PCA to deliver gambling awareness workshops funded by the Professional Cricketers’ Trust after a donation from PCA President Graham Gooch.
The Professional Cricketers’ Trust has officially partnered with Sporting Chance to provide PCA members with mental health treatment and support after a record 85 PCA members were diagnosed with related issues in 2019.
The PFA is delighted to announce the launch of a new Women’s Football department, headed up by current Player Management Executive Marie-Christine Bouchier, in her new role as Director of Women’s Football.
A record 52 of England and Wales’ finest young cricketers were inducted into the professional game at the PCA’s 10th annual Rookie Camp event on a day that highlighted the benefits of being a young professional.
The RPA has announced Telegraph Spark as its Official News Partner. The Telegraph Media Group is an award-winning multimedia news brand renowned for its authoritative sports and rugby coverage.
Seven PCA members have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to personal development away from the cricket pitch at the Association’s 2020 Futures Awards.
Northampton Saints winger Tom Collins has won the first RPA Gain Line Award of the 2019/20 season. The award was created to celebrate the proactivity and off-field achievements of RPA members.
The PJA (Professional Jockeys Association) and JETS (Jockeys Education and Training Scheme) have secured a £2.3 million five-year grant which will be allocated to key areas of jockey development and support.