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PPF - 7th May 2024 - PPF to host Inclusion in Sport Week in July

PPF - 7th May 2024 - PPF to host Inclusion in Sport Week in July

The PPF will be hosting its first Inclusion in Sport week from July 1st – 7th. Working in collaboration with our member associations, the PPF will hearing players’ personal stories of the effects of discrimination, running education and promoting best practice to make professional sport more inclusive.

PCA - 6th May 2024 - Players voice Welfare concerns

PCA - 6th May 2024 - Players voice Welfare concerns

The PCA has today revealed the majority of professional men’s players in England and Wales feel the congested county cricket schedule is not fit for purpose and are concerned for their mental and physical wellbeing.

PFA - 30th April 2024 - Project ACL launched in football

PFA - 30th April 2024 - Project ACL launched in football

FIFPRO, the Professional Footballers Association, Nike, and Leeds Beckett University are collaborating to accelerate research into reducing Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries and increasing player availability.

PFA - 23rd April 2024 - AIMS Player Development Day hosted at Leicester City

PFA - 23rd April 2024 - AIMS Player Development Day hosted at Leicester City

Players past and present involved in the PFA’s Asian Inclusion Mentoring Scheme (AIMS) attended the union’s fourth annual Player Development Day hosted at Leicester City FC’s training ground, the King Power Centre.

PPF - Staff Spotlight Q&A with Lynsey Hyslop at the RPA

PPF - Staff Spotlight Q&A with Lynsey Hyslop at the RPA

The second in a series of Staff Spotlight Q&A features, we chat to the RPA Senior Personal Development Manager for England Women, Lynsey Hyslop who is currently based with the team in camp whilst they continue their Six Nations campaign.

PPF - Committee Focus on Wellbeing and Chair Dr Michael Bennett

PPF - Committee Focus on Wellbeing and Chair Dr Michael Bennett

Throughout the year we'll be taking a deeper look at various PPF Committees and key benefits and priorities with input from the Committee Chair. In this Committee Focus we look at the world leading Wellbeing services the PFA offer and the broad range of work that player associations do in supporting players with their emotional wellbeing.

PCA - 11th April - Women's players seek assurances over equitable future

PCA - 11th April - Women's players seek assurances over equitable future

PCA research shows female cricketers need clarity over minimum standards as they strive for equity. The PCA has completed its pre-season meetings with all professional domestic women’s squads this week, with players directing a clear mandate to lobby the game for regulated employment terms across both men’s and women’s professional teams.

PFA - 9th April 2024 - Former Lioness Louise Newstead appointed PFA Head of Coach Development

PFA - 9th April 2024 - Former Lioness Louise Newstead appointed PFA Head of Coach Development

The PFA has announced the appointment of former Lioness Louise Newstead as its new Head of Coach Development. Alongside her work on the pitch, she will be responsible for leading knowledge exchange with the game’s domestic and international stakeholders on all areas of coaching and technical development.

WRPA - 28th March 2024 - Second Half Rugby Charity Partner with Judgement Day

WRPA - 28th March 2024 - Second Half Rugby Charity Partner with Judgement Day

Wales' four professional rugby regions have proudly announced Second Half Rugby as the official charity for this year’s Judgement Day event on June 1st, aiming to raise crucial funds and awareness for Second Half Rugby – the esteemed charity of the Welsh Rugby Players Association (WRPA).

PCA - 8th March 2024  - PCA hosts inaugural Inspire Inclusion Event

PCA - 8th March 2024 - PCA hosts inaugural Inspire Inclusion Event

The PCA hosted their first International Women’s Day event #InspireInclusion at the Kia Oval yesterday, Thursday 7 March, in collaboration with Surrey CCC and South East Stars.

PFA - 7th March 2024 - Coaching Craft Workshop

PFA - 7th March 2024 - Coaching Craft Workshop

Last month, coaches and coach educators from across the country gathered at St George’s Park for the year’s first Coaching Craft Workshop – a three-day learning event designed to challenge and develop the next generation of diverse coaching talent.

PCA - 6th March 2024 - PCA Rookie Camp

PCA - 6th March 2024 - PCA Rookie Camp

The Professional Cricketers’ Association’s Rookie Camp has inducted 28 players into the professional game with Chris Woakes, Georgia Elwiss, Rob Key and Ian Bell amongst the guest speakers as they welcomed 16 male and 12 female members into the game.

PCA - 27th February 2024 - Eoin Morgan appointed PCA President

PCA - 27th February 2024 - Eoin Morgan appointed PCA President

England legend Eoin Morgan CBE has been appointed as the new President of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), with the announcement to be approved at the Association’s AGM on Tuesday, 27 February 2024.

NPA - 8th  February 2024 - Ella Clark steps into Player Chair role

NPA - 8th February 2024 - Ella Clark steps into Player Chair role

The NPA are pleased to announce that Ella Clark is stepping into the role of Player Chair for the NPA, taking over from Fran Williams who has moved to Australia to play for West Coast Fever.

RPA - 29th January 2024 - RPA Partners with Podium Analytics

RPA - 29th January 2024 - RPA Partners with Podium Analytics

The RPA and Podium Analytics are joining forces to continue the advancement of change in the professional game of rugby that will promote and improve player welfare.

PFA - 23rd January 2024 - PFA condemns racist abuse towards Kasey Palmer

PFA - 23rd January 2024 - PFA condemns racist abuse towards Kasey Palmer

The PFA has called for tougher action by authorities in stamping out racism from the game after Coventry City midfielder Kasey Palmer was racially abused by fans in a fixture against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 20th January.

RPA - 16th January 2024 - RPA Secures Compensation Payment For Players

RPA - 16th January 2024 - RPA Secures Compensation Payment For Players

Over the last four months, successful employment tribunal proceedings, brought by the RPA on behalf of 167 of its members from Worcester Warriors, Wasps and London Irish, have resulted in protective award compensation being awarded to all three sets of players.

PPF - Staff Spotlight Q&A with Rebecca Gentle at LMA

PPF - Staff Spotlight Q&A with Rebecca Gentle at LMA

Becky Gentle joined the League Managers Association in 2016 and has gradually worked her way up to Director of Women's Football. In this Q&A feature, we find out more about the development of support for female Football Managers and how Becky managed a dual career as a netball player alongside her career at the LMA.

PPF - Committee Focus on Women's Sport and Chair Liz Bloor

PPF - Committee Focus on Women's Sport and Chair Liz Bloor

The PPF runs various Committees and this month we're focusing on the Women's Sport Committee, chaired by Liz Bloor as we look in more detail at what the key role of the Committee is along with priorities for the year ahead.

PCA - 10th January 2024 - PCA Joins FICA Partnership with Winners Alliance

PCA - 10th January 2024 - PCA Joins FICA Partnership with Winners Alliance

The PCA has joined forces with world-leading players associations and FICA to reveal a new partnership with Winners Alliance who will represent and manage select global group rights for more than 500 of the world’s best cricketers from FICA’s 13 country affiliates.

PDPA - 1st January 2024 - Durrant Joins PDPA Board

PDPA - 1st January 2024 - Durrant Joins PDPA Board

Glen Durrant has joined the Board of Directors of the Professional Darts Players Association, while Alan Warriner-Little has become the organisation's President.

PPF - 1st January 2024 - WADA Tramadol Ban

PPF - 1st January 2024 - WADA Tramadol Ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has included Tramadol on its 2024 Prohibited List from 1 January 2024. The Prohibited List is important as it designates what substances and methods are prohibited in sport, in-competition only, and within specific sports.

PFA - 14th December - PFA Signs Partnership with University of Portsmouth

PFA - 14th December - PFA Signs Partnership with University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth has signed a new partnership with the PFA, paving the way for players to explore exciting career paths within the football industry. The University will validate and award qualifications from the PFA Business School, a new, player-focused initiative launched by the union earlier this year.

PCA - 28th November 2023 - PCA Futures Award Winners Announced

PCA - 28th November 2023 - PCA Futures Award Winners Announced

The winner of the 2023 PCA Futures Awards, in association with Lodders Solicitors, is Yorkshire’s Yash Vagadia, who takes the sought-after accolade after impressing the panel with his recent off-field accomplishments. The 19-year-old claimed the victory in the Academic Progression category alongside being named the outstanding candidate of the process. The Yorkshire batting all-rounder receives £3,000 to aid his personal development, thanks to Lodders.

RPA - 26th November 2023 - Restart Round Announced

RPA - 26th November 2023 - Restart Round Announced

The RPA and Premiership Rugby are pleased to confirm that Restart Round will be back in December, running from December 1 - 3 and dedicating Round 8 of Gallagher Premiership Rugby to raising awareness of players' mental health. Restart is the official charity of The Rugby Players Association (RPA) and we are dedicated to supporting professional rugby players suffering from serious injury, illness or hardship.

PCA - 23rd November 2023 - PCA Player schedule concerns

PCA - 23rd November 2023 - PCA Player schedule concerns

Following the announcement of the domestic men’s fixture list for 2024, the PCA has listened to its members on concerns regarding the schedule and the pressures it places on player welfare. Whilst recognising the challenges of maintaining a balanced schedule for all, the PCA is aware of views throughout the county game, following member engagement.

PFA - 22nd November 2023 - PFA South East Asian Player Representation Increase

PFA - 22nd November 2023 - PFA South East Asian Player Representation Increase

As part of the latest achievements of the Asian Inclusion Mentoring Scheme (AIMS), the PFA has announced a 29% increase in South Asian professional players in the 2023/24 season. The PFA’s South Asian Inclusion Strategy provides an extensive support network and club engagement, providing valuable experiences for Asian footballers across professional levels.

PJA - 20th November 2023 - Struthers rejoins PJA as Chief Executive

PJA - 20th November 2023 - Struthers rejoins PJA as Chief Executive

The Professional Jockeys Association has today announced that Paul Struthers has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, returning to a role he departed almost two years ago. Since leaving the PJA, Struthers has established his own sports consultancy, Moya Sport, and for the past few months has been providing consultancy services and advice to the PJA.

PFA - 16th November 2023 - Fletcher joins Brain Health Department

PFA - 16th November 2023 - Fletcher joins Brain Health Department

Former Bath City striker Alex Fletcher has joined the PFA’s Brain Health department, 12 months after suffering a near-fatal head injury. He has worked with the PFA and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to highlight the need for clearer guidance for clubs and enhanced safety measures.

PFA - 9th November 2023 - PFA See It. Achieve It event at Aston Villa

PFA - 9th November 2023 - PFA See It. Achieve It event at Aston Villa

Aston Villa stars Maz Pacheco and Ebony Salmon joined young people from across Birmingham for the PFA’s latest See It. Achieve It. event. Launched last year, the initiative elevates the voices of diverse role models from across the women’s game and inspiring the next generation of female football talent.

PCA - 5th November 2023 - PCA Futures Week Round Up

PCA - 5th November 2023 - PCA Futures Week Round Up

PCA Futures Week has drawn to a close having explored career transition stories from the PCA membership, whilst shining a light on enhancing player’s personal development. At the flagship event, the PCA Futures Conference, players have the opportunity to hear from industry experts and put the skills they’ve learnt into practice.

PFA - 1st November 2023 - PFA releases new Player Wellbeing data

PFA - 1st November 2023 - PFA releases new Player Wellbeing data

The PFA has released its yearly summary of player wellbeing data. Throughout the 2022/23 season, the players’ union confidentially surveyed over a thousand members from across the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Women’s Super League (WSL) on a range of issues related to their mental health and wellbeing.

PCA - 20th October 2023 - Players lobby ECB at Players Summit

PCA - 20th October 2023 - Players lobby ECB at Players Summit

Players from across the country met in London at the PCA Summit this week to discuss key issues affecting the game in England and Wales. 23 players attended the two-day event at the Tower Hotel and were invited to deliberate the current cricketing landscape and what the future holds for professional players.

PFA - 22nd September 2023 - PFA Attends World Football Summit

PFA - 22nd September 2023 - PFA Attends World Football Summit

PFA CEO and FIFPRO global board member, Maheta Molango, joined FIFPRO President David Aganzo at the World Football Summit in Seville, Spain, where they both spoke on the panel ‘Player Insights: Shaping the Future Development of the Football Industry’.

PCA - 19th September 2023 - PCA Inclusion Champions enhance EDI knowledge

PCA - 19th September 2023 - PCA Inclusion Champions enhance EDI knowledge

The PCA Inclusion Champions have gathered at Edgbaston to reflect, listen and learn new skills after delivering sessions to every professional squad in England and Wales. They received an upskilling educational day organised by PCA Director of EDI Donna Fraser OBE.

PFA - 19th September 2023 -  PFA Launch Joint Research Project into Snus in Football

PFA - 19th September 2023 - PFA Launch Joint Research Project into Snus in Football

A new study led by Loughborough University in collaboration with the PFA will investigate the use of Snus in professional football.

NPA - 14th September 2023 - Alumni Membership Update

NPA - 14th September 2023 - Alumni Membership Update

The NPA are pleased to announce a change in their Alumni membership package. Having recently secured some funding for their core services and player development work, Alumni members now have life membership fee.

PFA - 11th September 2024 - PFA to Speak at TUC Congress

PFA - 11th September 2024 - PFA to Speak at TUC Congress

PFA Chief Executive Maheta Molango will use a speech at TUC Congress in Liverpool on Tuesday (12th September) to call for equal rights and conditions for female professional footballers.

PCA - 30th August 2023 - England Women Receive Match Fee Parity

PCA - 30th August 2023 - England Women Receive Match Fee Parity

Following talks between the ECB, PCA and England Women’s Player Partnership, the governing body has announced it is increasing match fees for England Women to bring them in line with England Men’s match fees.

RPA - 24th August 2023 - RPA Hosts Annual Induction Day

RPA - 24th August 2023 - RPA Hosts Annual Induction Day

Over 80 senior academy players from Premiership rugby clubs met for an introduction to the elite game on Wednesday 23rd August at Rugby School, for the annual RPA Academy Induction Day.

PPF - 17th August 2023 - PPF produces new Match Fixing education film

PPF - 17th August 2023 - PPF produces new Match Fixing education film

The Professional Players Federation (PPF) has released a new education film to educate footballers about the risks of spot fixing, in particular in relation to yellow and red card betting.

PPF - 6th July 2022 - Association Leaders stress importance of players in key decisions

PPF - 6th July 2022 - Association Leaders stress importance of players in key decisions

Speaking at an event organised by the PPF as part of their Female Athletes Week, the leaders of the player associations for football, cricket and rugby have said that governing bodies in women’s sports must prioritise the views of players when making key decisions about their futures.

PPF - 3rd July 2023 - PPF Launches Female Athletes Week

PPF - 3rd July 2023 - PPF Launches Female Athletes Week

To coincide with a number of high profile women’s sport events this summer, the Professional Players Federation (PPF) is hosting its first Female Athletes Week from July 3rd to 9th kindly supported by the Tom Maynard Trust. During the week, the PPF will be releasing a range of case studies, videos and other resources relating to professional sportswomen.

PCA - 27th June 2023 - PCA response to ICEC Report

PCA - 27th June 2023 - PCA response to ICEC Report

Chief Executive Rob Lynch calls for leaders to work together for equitable future as the PCA welcomes the findings from the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC) Report and acknowledges the need to address discrimination throughout the game.

PFA - 23rd June 2023 - PFA addresses football stadium safety concerns

PFA - 23rd June 2023 - PFA addresses football stadium safety concerns

The Minister for Sport, Stuart Andrew MP, has joined forces with PFA CEO Maheta Molango to ensure football is doing all it can to prevent players being seriously injured in collisions with pitch perimeter fences and walls.

RPA - 8th June 2023 - New Contracts For Red Roses

RPA - 8th June 2023 - New Contracts For Red Roses

The RFU and RPA are pleased to announce landmark new contracts for its women's senior playres, the Red Roses. The three-season agreement will see 32 contracts awarded as well as six transition contracts which will support aspiring Red Roses in their early professional journey.

RPA - 15th May 2023 - RPA and Looseheadz

RPA - 15th May 2023 - RPA and Looseheadz

In Mental Health Awareness Week from the 15th – 21st May, the RPA is teaming up with leading Mental Health charity LooseHeadz to produce a social media led content series.

PFA - 12th May 2023 - PFA  and Premier League announce partnership

PFA - 12th May 2023 - PFA and Premier League announce partnership

The PFA and the Premier League have announced a new five-year partnership which will help support the wide range of services the players’ union provides to its members across the professional game at all stages of their careers.

PFA - 11th May 2023 - PFA launches innovative Business School

PFA - 11th May 2023 - PFA launches innovative Business School

The PFA has announced the launch of its new player-focused initiative, the PFA Business School, aimed at helping its members prepare for life after football.

PJA - 11th May 2023 - New Jockey Ambassador Training Programme

PJA - 11th May 2023 - New Jockey Ambassador Training Programme

A new and exciting training opportunity for jockeys has been announced today by JETS in collaboration with the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) and supported by Great British Racing (GBR) and the Jockey Training & Development programme.

PCA - 4th May 2023 - Women Members Engage PCA over Fairer Future

PCA - 4th May 2023 - Women Members Engage PCA over Fairer Future

The England Women’s international side and all eight women’s regions have held early season meetings with the PCA to discuss future priorities.

PFA - 27th April 2023 - PFA partners with After Academy

PFA - 27th April 2023 - PFA partners with After Academy

The PFA is confirmed as supporting partner to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s After School Academy, a new initiative which will provide career opportunities for those who didn’t make it as professional players.

PFA - 18th April 2023 - Report shows increased South Asian Representation

PFA - 18th April 2023 - Report shows increased South Asian Representation

The PFA is pleased to announce the progress made during year two (2021/22 season) of its five-year strategy to increase South Asian representation within professional football.

RPA - 5th April 2023 - Elite Rugby Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan

RPA - 5th April 2023 - Elite Rugby Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan

The RFU, Premiership Rugby, Premier 15s and the RPA are today publishing its Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan for the elite game.

PCA - 3rd April 2023 - Alcohol Awareness with Gooch Donation

PCA - 3rd April 2023 - Alcohol Awareness with Gooch Donation

The PCA is delivering Alcohol Awareness sessions to players across the country to create a greater understanding of how to positively develop their relationship with alcohol whilst aiding inclusivity.

PFA - 29th March 2023 - PFA Partner with Fair Result

PFA - 29th March 2023 - PFA Partner with Fair Result

The PFA and family law firm Fair Result Limited (Fair-Result) have agreed a partnership which will see both current and former players from the men’s and women’s game able to access advice and support.

PCA - 29th March 2023 - Players' Committee confirmed for 2023

PCA - 29th March 2023 - Players' Committee confirmed for 2023

England’s Chris Woakes and Central Sparks’ Eve Jones are amongst 13 new names who have joined the Players’ Committee ahead of the 2023 season.

WRPA - 18th March - First Standard Contracts for Wales

WRPA - 18th March - First Standard Contracts for Wales

The first Standard Contracts in Welsh rugby’s history have been tabled making existing and new offers now legally binding – the Professional Rugby Board (PRB) has confirmed.

PCA - 8th March 2023 - PCA Celebrates International Womens Day

PCA - 8th March 2023 - PCA Celebrates International Womens Day

To celebrate the occasion, the PCA’s Head of Player Rights and Women’s Cricket, Emma Reid, has shared her thoughts on this year’s theme and how she sees the women’s game evolving

RPA - 22nd February 2023 - Beno Obano wins RPA Vodafone Business Gain Line Award

RPA - 22nd February 2023 - Beno Obano wins RPA Vodafone Business Gain Line Award

The RPA is delighted to announce Beno Obano of Bath Rugby as the worthy recipient of this season's second RPA Vodafone Business Gain Line Award.

RPA - 10th February 2023 - Advanta Wealth Partnership with the RPA

RPA - 10th February 2023 - Advanta Wealth Partnership with the RPA

Advanta Wealth, the fast growing multi-disciplined Wealth Management company, has announced a three year partnership with the RPA. .

PCA - 9th February 2023 - FICA Women's Professional Cricket Report

PCA - 9th February 2023 - FICA Women's Professional Cricket Report

The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) today released its third Women’s Professional Cricket Global Employment Report 2022.

PFA - 9th February 2023 - Mansell appointed new PFA Player Services Executive

PFA - 9th February 2023 - Mansell appointed new PFA Player Services Executive

Lee Mansell, the former professional footballer and manager, has recently taken on a new challenge working as a Player Services Executive at the PFA.

RPA - 9th February 2023 - RPA Launch Premier 15s Membership

RPA - 9th February 2023 - RPA Launch Premier 15s Membership

The RPA is pleased to launch its new Premier 15s Membership offer for the 2022/23 season. This is a hugely exciting step in the RPA's evolution, expanding beyond the Women's International game into Domestic representation, as it looks to offer comprehensive support for all elite women.

PCA - 8th February 2023 - Harris Re-Elected PCA Chair

PCA - 8th February 2023 - Harris Re-Elected PCA Chair

Glamorgan’s James Harris is to remain as Chair of the Professional Cricketers’ Association, taking his tenure up to February 2025 following a re-election.

PFA - 2nd February 2023 - Omar Beckles elected PFA Chair

PFA - 2nd February 2023 - Omar Beckles elected PFA Chair

Omar Beckles has been elected as the new Chair of the Professional Footballers’ Association. Beckles takes up the position having been chosen by fellow members of the PFA’s Players’ Board.

PFA - 30th January 2023 - AIMS Development Day highlights progress

PFA - 30th January 2023 - AIMS Development Day highlights progress

The PFA Asian Inclusion Mentoring Scheme (AIMS) has made significant progress in its third year of a five-year strategy aimed at nurturing South Asian footballers and increasing representation in elite football.

PPF - 18th January 2023 - IFAB Rejects Concussion Substitutions

PPF - 18th January 2023 - IFAB Rejects Concussion Substitutions

Today, The International Football Association Board (IFAB), has rejected an application to trial temporary concussion substitutions in leading leagues, including the Premier League and Ligue 1.

RPA - 16th January 2023 - Christian Day Elected General Secretary

RPA - 16th January 2023 - Christian Day Elected General Secretary

The RPA is pleased to announce that Christian Day has been elected as their new General Secretary. Day will be responsible to the RPA Players Board and RPA Management Board through the RPA Chair and Chair of the Management Board.

PFA - 16th December 2022 - PFA works with MPs to encourage teaching careers

PFA - 16th December 2022 - PFA works with MPs to encourage teaching careers

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and the Department for Education are to work together on new initiatives designed to encourage more players to pursue careers in teaching.

RPA - 14th December 2022 - RPA announces new look Management Board

RPA - 14th December 2022 - RPA announces new look Management Board

The RPA is pleased to announce the appointmentss of Nick Rappolt, Mike Bohndiek, Hannah Bruce and Helen Verwoert as new Non-Executive Directors of the RPA.

PCA - 15th December 2022 - Smith named overall winner of PCA Futures Awards

PCA - 15th December 2022 - Smith named overall winner of PCA Futures Awards

The winner of the 2022 PCA Futures Awards, in association with Lodders Solicitors, is Gloucestershire’s Tom Smith, who wins the sought-after personal development prize after impressing the judges with his recent off-field accomplishments.

RPA - 12th December 2022 - RPA Announce Candidates for General Secretary

RPA - 12th December 2022 - RPA Announce Candidates for General Secretary

The RPA can today announce the five candidates who are standing for election to become the RPA's new General Secretary. Voting starts on Monday 12th December, and closes on Wednesday 4th January.

PCA - 9th December 2022 - PCA Expands Non-Executive Board

PCA - 9th December 2022 - PCA Expands Non-Executive Board

The Professional Cricketers’ Association has announced five new additions to the Non-Executive Board of Directors. Caroline Artis, Hannah Bowe, Siobhan Newmarch and Professor Swaran Preet Singh join Simone Pound as appointments as Non-Executive Directors.

PCA - 8th December 2022 - PCA Futures Awards Finalists Revealed

PCA - 8th December 2022 - PCA Futures Awards Finalists Revealed

The PCA’s Futures Awards, in association with Lodders Solicitors, is back for its 10th edition with seven PCA members hoping to be rewarded for their personal development away from cricket.

WRPA - 4th December 2022 - Player Wellbeing Severely Impacted by Agreement Delays

WRPA - 4th December 2022 - Player Wellbeing Severely Impacted by Agreement Delays

The WRPA have been in regular communication with all key stakeholders around the current negotiations for a long-term finance model for the four regions and the impact the ongoing delay is having on players.

RPA - 17th November 2022 - RPA Funded Research Paper Published

RPA - 17th November 2022 - RPA Funded Research Paper Published

The RPA is pleased to announce that a research paper called "The Influence of Match Exposure on Injury Risk in elite men's Rugby Union" has now been published.

PCA - 6th November 2022 - Players winter well at Futures Conference

PCA - 6th November 2022 - Players winter well at Futures Conference

Domestic and international cricketers have taken time out of their hectic schedules to prioritise their future off the field as part of the PCA’s Futures Week.

PPF - 3rd November 2022 - NFLPA highlight importance of union relationships

PPF - 3rd November 2022 - NFLPA highlight importance of union relationships

Speaking at the latest NFL game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith highlighted the importance for unions across the world to work together in unity.

RPA - 2nd November 2022 - RPA Launches Membership Exclusively for Retired Members

RPA - 2nd November 2022 - RPA Launches Membership Exclusively for Retired Members

The expanded membership, previously known as the RPA Club, is open exclusively to former RPA members when they retire or have retired, from professional rugby, and aims to give retired members wide-ranging support, whether transitioning out of the game or having been retired for a long period of time already.

PPF/LMA - John Duncan: February 1949 - October 2022

PPF/LMA - John Duncan: February 1949 - October 2022

The PPF was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Duncan, who died on Saturday at the age of 73 and played an important part at the LMA.

RPA - 19th October 2022 - RPA Appoints James Bailey as Wellbeing & Transition Manager

RPA - 19th October 2022 - RPA Appoints James Bailey as Wellbeing & Transition Manager

James Bailey has joined the RPA's Gain Line Programme as the Wellbeing & Transition Manager. Bailey, 39, has spent over two decades in professional rugby, playing in the Premiership, France’s Top 14 and as an England Sevens international, before becoming the first professional black head coach of an England rugby team

PJA - 18th October 2022 - New Inclusion and Respect Films for Jockeys

PJA - 18th October 2022 - New Inclusion and Respect Films for Jockeys

As part of the Jockey Matters film series, JETS and the PJA have released two new education films about Respect and Inclusion in the weighing room. Both films feature a conversation between a group of five Flat and Jump jockeys with advice from Inclusion expert, Chris Gibbons.

PFA - 17th October 2022 - PFA Appoints new Director of Business School

PFA - 17th October 2022 - PFA Appoints new Director of Business School

The PFA has announced the appointment of Alejandro Cardenas as the Director of its new Business School, a landmark project for the PFA and is seen as a key development in the service the footballers’ union offers to members as they prepare for the transition away from a playing career.

PFA - 10th October 2022 - PFA release wellbeing data on WMHD

PFA - 10th October 2022 - PFA release wellbeing data on WMHD

Wellbeing data released by the PFA on World Mental Health Day 2022 highlights the social and mental health challenges current and former professionals face, but also the work the union is doing to help its members.

PCA - 25th September 2022 - Fraser Joins PCA as Director of EDI

PCA - 25th September 2022 - Fraser Joins PCA as Director of EDI

The Professional Cricketers’ Association is pleased to confirm the appointment of Donna Fraser OBE as its first Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

PCA - 22nd September 2022 - PCA Statement on High Performance Review

PCA - 22nd September 2022 - PCA Statement on High Performance Review

The PCA Players’ Committee has released a statement upon the publication of the ECB’s High Performance Review of Men’s Cricket findings.

WPBSA - 7th September 2022 - Chairman Welcomes new prizemoney guarantee

WPBSA - 7th September 2022 - Chairman Welcomes new prizemoney guarantee

WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson has welcomed the introduction of a new prize money guarantee scheme that will see players on the World Snooker Tour (WST) guaranteed to earn a minimum of £20,000.

PCA - 27th August 2022 - PCA Supports Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign

PCA - 27th August 2022 - PCA Supports Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign

Professionals from around the country who represent teams with the colour of the rainbow have donned their kits and got involved with the PCA’s video supporting the LGBTQ+ community and Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign.

RPA - 24th August 2022 - RPA Academy Induction Day

RPA - 24th August 2022 - RPA Academy Induction Day

Youngters from Premiership Rugby Clubs met for an introducton to the professional game on Tuesday 23rd August at Rugby School, for the first RPA Academy Induction Day in three years.

PFA - 23rd August 2022 - New Digitalisation Project Partnership

PFA - 23rd August 2022 - New Digitalisation Project Partnership

The PFA has appointed N3XT Sports to undertake a wide-ranging digitalisation project as part of work to modernise the organisation’s internal operations and its communications with PFA members.

RPA - 15th August 2022 - Parting words from CEO Damian Hopley

RPA - 15th August 2022 - Parting words from CEO Damian Hopley

On his final day with the RPA, CEO Damian Hopley has written up some final thoughts after 24 years in the role.

PFA - 29th July 2022 - FIFPRO Raising Our Game Forum

PFA - 29th July 2022 - FIFPRO Raising Our Game Forum

FIFPRO member unions, current and former players, industry stakeholders took part in Raising Our Game – an event which discussed current topics and future developments facing the women’s professional game.

PFA - 21st July 2022 - New Agreement with Premier League

PFA - 21st July 2022 - New Agreement with Premier League

A new agreement has been reached between the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and the Premier League with an increased funding package to support priority issues.

PFA - 1st July - PFA Launch See It Achieve It Campaign

PFA - 1st July - PFA Launch See It Achieve It Campaign

Today the PFA has launched the #SeeItAchieveIt campaign, a new initiative addressing the lack of diversity in the women's game.

PPF - 30th June 2022 - New Betting Education Integrity Film for Players

PPF - 30th June 2022 - New Betting Education Integrity Film for Players

The Professional Players Federation and the Professional Darts Players Association have released a new education film today highlighting some of the key risks to players who become involved in match fixing and the serious repercussions on both their professional career and their personal life.

NPA - 30th June 2022 - New Partnership with Sporting Chance

NPA - 30th June 2022 - New Partnership with Sporting Chance

The Netball Players Association has announced a new partnership with Sporting Chance to support the mental health and wellbeing of its members.

RPA - 29th June 2022 - RPA Announces St James's Place Academy Partnership

RPA - 29th June 2022 - RPA Announces St James's Place Academy Partnership

The new partnership announced by the RPA will see St. James’s Place Financial Adviser Academy work alongside the RPA to support players with their transition away from the game. They will provide opportunities for players interested in pursuing a career in finance.

PPF - 24th June 2022 - Player Association Dementia Support Partnership

PPF - 24th June 2022 - Player Association Dementia Support Partnership

The PCA, LMA, RPA and WRPA have all introduced a permanent way of referring any past and present player or manager who has either been diagnosed with dementia or is caring for a loved one.

PFA - 20th June 2022 - PFA appoints Ben Wright as new Director of External Affairs

PFA - 20th June 2022 - PFA appoints Ben Wright as new Director of External Affairs

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has appointed Ben Wright as its new Director of External Affairs. He will be overseeing all aspects of the PFA's strategic communications and stakeholder engagement, covering both the union's campaigning work and its range of activities across education, training and wellbeing.

PCA - 9th June - Ground breaking helmet deal

PCA - 9th June - Ground breaking helmet deal

The PCA has announced a ground-breaking partnership with health and life insurer Vitality, that sees domestic male and female players sporting Vitality’s logo on all player helmets, an asset that has been created as part of the collective rights agreement that professional players in England and Wales signed with the PCA in 2021.

PPF - 26th May 2022 - PPF Announces New Partnership with Pro Sport Wealth

PPF - 26th May 2022 - PPF Announces New Partnership with Pro Sport Wealth

The PPF is pleased to announce a new partnership with Pro Sport Wealth. Through their team of Chartered Financial Planners who are also former professional sportspeople, Pro Sport Wealth provides a bespoke, specialist service to professional sportspeople guiding them on the path to long term financial security.

PPF - 16th May 2022 - Career Transition Week provides new Resources for Players

PPF - 16th May 2022 - Career Transition Week provides new Resources for Players

Today sees the start of the PPF Career Transition Week supported by the Tom Maynard Trust. Throughout the week, we will be showcasing the wide ranging services and resources offered by player associations to help sportspeople prepare for their second career.

PPF - 12th May 2022 - PPF and Mills & Reeve Launch new Cryptocurrency Education for Players

PPF - 12th May 2022 - PPF and Mills & Reeve Launch new Cryptocurrency Education for Players

The PPF and Sports law specialists Mills & Reeve have teamed up to create two new cryptocurrency e-Learning resources specifically targeted at sportspeople. The two modules have been designed to improve players’ understanding of cryptocurrency and NFTs.

PFA - 9th May 2022 - PFA Launches New Player Consultation On Neurogenerative Diseases

PFA - 9th May 2022 - PFA Launches New Player Consultation On Neurogenerative Diseases

The PFA is to begin a major consultation exercise designed to provide a clearer understanding of the number of former professional players living with neurogenerative diseases (NDD).

PPF - 7th April 2022 - Mental Health Charter for Sport Report

PPF - 7th April 2022 - Mental Health Charter for Sport Report

The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation steering group has today issued its ‘Seven Years of Changing Culture’ report highlighting the progress made across the wider sports and recreation sector since 2015 when the Charter was established.

PCA - 4th April 2022 - PCA Partners with The Cricket Draft

PCA - 4th April 2022 - PCA Partners with The Cricket Draft

The PCA is making progress in representing the collective rights of its membership, including via a recently expanded partnership with the fantasy cricket game The Cricket Draft which will benefit the players.

RPA - 31st March 2022 - RPA Launches Retired Player Network

RPA - 31st March 2022 - RPA Launches Retired Player Network

The RPA have has launched the Retired Player Network, a new programme to support the health and wellbeing of retired members and reduce the many issues that players can experience when faced with retirement.

PFA - 9th March 2022 - Asian Inclusion Monitoring Scheme (AIMS) Anniversary

PFA - 9th March 2022 - Asian Inclusion Monitoring Scheme (AIMS) Anniversary

March 2022 marks one year since launching the PFA’s Asian Inclusion Mentoring Scheme (AIMS). The scheme was created to nurture today’s elite South Asian footballers, boosting representation, and inspiring the next generation of players.

PPF - 8th March 2022 - PPF Publishes Motherhood & Elite Sport Policy Paper

PPF - 8th March 2022 - PPF Publishes Motherhood & Elite Sport Policy Paper

The PPF has published a ‘Motherhood & Elite Sport’ policy paper outlining some key recommendations and minimum standards expected for female athletes in the areas of motherhood, pregnancy and parental leave.

RPA - 2nd March 2022 - Rugby Launches Gambling Awareness Education Partnership with EPIC

RPA - 2nd March 2022 - Rugby Launches Gambling Awareness Education Partnership with EPIC

The RPA, RFU and Premiership Rugby have launched a new four year partnership with Epic Risk Management (EPIC) to deliver a gambling awareness education programme.

PFA - 2nd February 2022 - PFA to create dedicated Former Player Care department

PFA - 2nd February 2022 - PFA to create dedicated Former Player Care department

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) announces the creation of a dedicated Former Player Care department for neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) within football.ll

PFA - 20th January 2022 - PFA hosts constructive Player Welfare talks

PFA - 20th January 2022 - PFA hosts constructive Player Welfare talks

Today, the PFA hosted a meeting facilitating constructive dialogue with FIFA, FIFPRO, and senior professional players in the Premier League and Women's Super League on the future of player welfare.

PCA - 21st December 2021 - PCA delivers Social Media Education

PCA - 21st December 2021 - PCA delivers Social Media Education

The PCA have begun their groundbreaking educational workshops designed to give players coping strategies with social media use and abuse. The professional game-wide sessions address the role that social media can have on your mental health, both positive and negative.

PPF - 10th December 2021 - PPF welcomes DCMS Concussion in Sport paper

PPF - 10th December 2021 - PPF welcomes DCMS Concussion in Sport paper

The PPF today welcomed the Government’s publication of its position paper on concussion in sport as part of its response to the DCMS Select Committee investigation.

PFA - 7th December 2021 - English Football Announces Brain Health Action Plan

PFA - 7th December 2021 - English Football Announces Brain Health Action Plan

The FA, Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers Association (PFA) have today announced a new joint action plan on understanding, promoting and protecting brain health.

PCA - 7th December 2021 - PCA Delivers Inclusivity Training at Academies

PCA - 7th December 2021 - PCA Delivers Inclusivity Training at Academies

The PCA has started delivering inclusivity education to the next generation of professional cricketers at the 18 first-class county academies.

RPA - 15th November 2021 - Vicky Cornborough voted RPA Vice Chair

RPA - 15th November 2021 - Vicky Cornborough voted RPA Vice Chair

The RPA Players' Board have announced Vicki Cornborough as the newly elected RPA Vice Chair, with Ethan Waller remaining as RPA Chair.

PCA - 11th November 2021 - Domestic women cricketers benefit from new training initiative

PCA - 11th November 2021 - Domestic women cricketers benefit from new training initiative

Throughout the summer of 2021, the PCA and ECB have jointly funded media training workshops for all domestic women’s cricketers.

PFA Scotland - 10th November 2021 - PFA Scotland Backing Dementia Research Programme

PFA Scotland - 10th November 2021 - PFA Scotland Backing Dementia Research Programme

PFA Scotland is backing a research programme into the causes of dementia in football players.

PCA - 5th November 2021 - Futures Week focus on personal development

PCA - 5th November 2021 - Futures Week focus on personal development

Current and former players met for the first in-person PCA Futures Conference in two years, as PCA members took time to focus on their personal development during the off-season.

PFA - 28th October 2021 - PFA calls for Industry wide Care Fund

PFA - 28th October 2021 - PFA calls for Industry wide Care Fund

Today, the PFA is again leading calls for football stakeholders to establish an industry-wide care fund to support players living with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.

PJA - 19th October 2021 - PJA Announces new President and Board Re-Structure

PJA - 19th October 2021 - PJA Announces new President and Board Re-Structure

The PJA has announced David Bass as their new Jump President taking over from Richard Johnson as well as a Board Re-Structure.

PPF - 14th October 2021 - New Betting Integrity Education Films Released

PPF - 14th October 2021 - New Betting Integrity Education Films Released

In association with their Betting Integrity partners, the Professional Players Federation has today released three short education films aimed at professional sportspeople. The films are introduced by former footballer Jason Lee and also feature Betway’s Head of Communications, Alan Alger and Sports Betting Integrity Adviser, Nigel Mawer QPM.

PPF - 16th September 2021 - PPF publishes Social Media Guidance for Players

PPF - 16th September 2021 - PPF publishes Social Media Guidance for Players

The Professional Players Federation (PPF) has today released a set of Social Media Guidance for players and associations to help them manage and report social media abuse. The twelve player associations that form the PPF are also reiterating their call for more action to be taken to protect players from the vile online abuse they receive each day.

PFA - 8th September 2021 - PFA Presents to Home Affairs Committee

PFA - 8th September 2021 - PFA Presents to Home Affairs Committee

Today, PFA Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Simone Pound, joined former players Lianne Sanderson, Anton Ferdinand and PFA Players’ Board member Marvin Sordell to give evidence in front of a Home Affairs Select Committee examining online racist abuse of players.

PFA - 4th August 2021 - Online Abuse AI Research Study

PFA - 4th August 2021 - Online Abuse AI Research Study

Today, a PFA-funded research project carried out by ethical data science company, Signify, found there was a 48% increase in unmoderated racist online abuse in the second half of the 2020/21 football season, with 50% of abusive accounts coming from the UK.

RPA - 3rd August 2021 - RPA Appointed Welfare & Commercial Representive for Red Roses

RPA - 3rd August 2021 - RPA Appointed Welfare & Commercial Representive for Red Roses

The RPA are proud to announce that they have been appointed as the exclusive commercial and welfare representatives for the Red Roses.

PJA - 22nd July 2021 - PJA Welcomes

PJA - 22nd July 2021 - PJA Welcomes "Concussion in Sport" Report

The PJA welcomes the publication of the "Concussion in Sport" report following the DCMS Committee inquiry to consider links between sport and long-term brain injury, the implications for youth sport, funding for further scientific research, and the role of national governing bodies and major sporting organisations.

PCA - 15th July 2021 - PCA to deliver social media abuse workshops

PCA - 15th July 2021 - PCA to deliver social media abuse workshops

The PCA is to deliver groundbreaking game-wide educational workshops to all professional cricketers in England and Wales to address the role that social media plays in mental health, with 27 partner businesses joining forces to support the initiative.

PFA - 5th July 2021 - Maheta Molango outlines his vision for the PFA

PFA - 5th July 2021 - Maheta Molango outlines his vision for the PFA

Today, Maheta Molango starts his first full week as Chief Executive of the PFA, addressing members, he has committed to a player-centric approach to his leadership of the union. Find out more about his vision for the PFA...

RPA - 23rd June 2021 - RPA Announces new Partnership Initiative

RPA - 23rd June 2021 - RPA Announces new Partnership Initiative

The RPA and Pickstar Marketplace, the world’s fastest growing marketplace for brands and businesses looking to connect with and hire sports stars, entertainers and personalities, have today announced a one-year partnership agreement.

PPF - 4th May 2021 - PPF Launches Career Transition Month

PPF - 4th May 2021 - PPF Launches Career Transition Month

Today sees the start of PPF Career Transition Month. Former and current sportspeople across cricket, rugby, football and horseracing will feature in a series of case studies and webinars aimed exclusively at sportspeople, highlighting the broad range of second careers they can go on to enjoy.

PPF - 30th April 2021 - Player Associations unite behind Social Media Boycott

PPF - 30th April 2021 - Player Associations unite behind Social Media Boycott

The PPF and its members will be among those across the sporting community who will be taking part in a social media boycott this weekend to highlight the issue of social media abuse suffered by sporting participants that continues to go unaddressed.

PFA - 26th April 2021 - Football Announces Social Media Boycott

PFA - 26th April 2021 - Football Announces Social Media Boycott

The PFA and LMA are both uniting with English Football for a social media boycott in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.

RPA - 22nd April 2021 - RPA launches Welfare Advisory Board

RPA - 22nd April 2021 - RPA launches Welfare Advisory Board

The RPA has launched its Welfare Advisory Board with the aim of providing guidance, advice and proposals to the RPA on player welfare matters.

PCA - 1st April 2021 - PCA Players' Committee confirmed ahead of new season

PCA - 1st April 2021 - PCA Players' Committee confirmed ahead of new season

Nine new representatives, including four female domestic pros, have been confirmed as part of the PCA Players’ Committee ahead of the return of the LV= Insurance County Championship.

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).

WPBSA - 22nd February 2021 - Doherty to Lead new Players Body

WPBSA - 22nd February 2021 - Doherty to Lead new Players Body

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has today announced that former world champion Ken Doherty has been elected as chairman of the newly formed WPBSA Players organisation.

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.

RPA - 9th November 2020 - Believe Perform Partners with RPA

RPA - 9th November 2020 - Believe Perform Partners with RPA

The Rugby Players Association has announced a new online wellbeing education provision with Believe Perform for the coming 2020/21 season.

PCA - 4th November 2020 - Wood joins EPIC Risk Management

PCA - 4th November 2020 - Wood joins EPIC Risk Management

Hampshire fast bowler Chris Wood has joined gambling-harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management in his new role as a Pro-Sport Facilitator.

PCA - 2nd November 2020 - Futures Week returns for 2020

PCA - 2nd November 2020 - Futures Week returns for 2020

The PCA Futures Week returns with the beginning of the inaugural Futures Series which will take place throughout November.

RPA - 30th October 2020 - Why Black History Month Matters

RPA - 30th October 2020 - Why Black History Month Matters

RPA Restart Trustee Ugo Monye sits down with Shaunagh Brown and Aaron Morris to discuss why Black History Month matters to them.

PPF - 5th October 2020 - PPF Partners with GAMSTOP: the self-exclusion tool for consumers

PPF - 5th October 2020 - PPF Partners with GAMSTOP: the self-exclusion tool for consumers

The Professional Players Federation has today announced a partnership with GAMSTOP, the free, independent service that allows consumers to exclude themselves from UK gambling websites.

PCA - 5th October 2020 - Lynch appointed PCA Chief Executive

PCA - 5th October 2020 - Lynch appointed PCA Chief Executive

The PCA has appointed Interim Chief Executive Rob Lynch as its new Chief Executive.

NPA - 14th September 2020 - NPA Appoints new Chair and Vice Chair

NPA - 14th September 2020 - NPA Appoints new Chair and Vice Chair

The Netball Players Association (NPA) have announced the appointment of Sophia Candappa as Chair, and Stacey Francis as Vice-Chair of the Players Committee. They will play a key leadership role working alongside the Player Representatives and Player Development Manager.

RPA - 12th September 2020 - England Player Squad Agreement Release

RPA - 12th September 2020 - England Player Squad Agreement Release

The RFU and RPA today confirmed a new agreement for England men's international players during the 2020/21 season. A one-year arrangement has been reached with players accepting a 25% reduction in remuneration.

PCA - 9th September 2020 - Players unite to protect future

PCA - 9th September 2020 - Players unite to protect future

The PCA has today released figures to show how current players have helped save the game in excess of £3.8 million via a series of voluntary measures with further actions agreed by players totalling over £11 million.

PJA - 8th September 2020 - New Substance Abuse Film Launched

PJA - 8th September 2020 - New Substance Abuse Film Launched

A new ‘Jockey Matters’ film focusing on Substance Abuse & Support has been released today by the PJA and JETS featuring powerful, personal testimonies from Flat jockeys Kieran Shoemark and Ray Dawson.

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.

PCA - 11th May 2020 - Playing members pursuing Personal Development in Lockdown

PCA - 11th May 2020 - Playing members pursuing Personal Development in Lockdown

Over 100 PCA playing members have been pursuing their personal development away from the cricket pitch during the first 50 days of Coronavirus-enforced lockdown through enrolling on online courses.

PJA - 6th May 2020 - PJA launches new Members handbook and website

PJA - 6th May 2020 - PJA launches new Members handbook and website

The PJA has released a new digital handbook for its members. In conjunction, it has launched a brand new website, designed to complement the handbook and provide more detailed information for jockeys.

RPA - 6th May 2020 - New fundraising and mental health campaign launched by Restart trustees

RPA - 6th May 2020 - New fundraising and mental health campaign launched by Restart trustees

Former players and Restart trustees have launched a fundraising initiative and mental health campaign called #RugbyFamily to support players during the COVID pandemic.

PCA - 26th March 2020 - Trust Funds Gambling Harm Awareness Training

PCA - 26th March 2020 - Trust Funds Gambling Harm Awareness Training

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.

RPA - 26th March 2020 - Coronavirus Statement

RPA - 26th March 2020 - Coronavirus Statement

The RPA's official statement following the announcement from the PRL that players from 13 member clubs would be faced with imminent wage cuts.

PCA - 17th March 2020 - Professional Cricketers' Trust partners with Sporting Chance

PCA - 17th March 2020 - Professional Cricketers' Trust partners with Sporting Chance

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.

PFA - 8th March 2020 - New Womens Football Department

PFA - 8th March 2020 - New Womens Football Department

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.

PCA - 25th February 2020 - 52 young cricketers inducted at 10th Rookie Camp

PCA - 25th February 2020 - 52 young cricketers inducted at 10th Rookie Camp

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.

RPA - 10th February 2020 - RPA Partners with Telegraph Spark

RPA - 10th February 2020 - RPA Partners with Telegraph Spark

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.

PCA - 6th February 2020 - Salter leads PCA's Futures Awards winners

PCA - 6th February 2020 - Salter leads PCA's Futures Awards winners

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.

RPA - 27th Janaury 2020 - Tom Collins wins RPA Winter Gain Line Award

RPA - 27th Janaury 2020 - Tom Collins wins RPA Winter Gain Line Award

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.

PJA - 8th January 2020 - PJA and JETS Secure Huge Funding Boost for Jockeys

PJA - 8th January 2020 - PJA and JETS Secure Huge Funding Boost for Jockeys

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.