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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) announces the creation of a dedicated Former Player Care department for neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) within football.ll
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.
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.
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.
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.
The PCA has started delivering inclusivity education to the next generation of professional cricketers at the 18 first-class county academies.
The RPA Players' Board have announced Vicki Cornborough as the newly elected RPA Vice Chair, with Ethan Waller remaining as RPA Chair.
Throughout the summer of 2021, the PCA and ECB have jointly funded media training workshops for all domestic women’s cricketers.
PFA Scotland is backing a research programme into the causes of dementia in football players.
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.
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.
The PJA has announced David Bass as their new Jump President taking over from Richard Johnson as well as a Board Re-Structure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The RPA are proud to announce that they have been appointed as the exclusive commercial and welfare representatives for the Red Roses.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The RPA has launched its Welfare Advisory Board with the aim of providing guidance, advice and proposals to the RPA on player welfare matters.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The PJA has appointed Jon Holmes, sports agent and racehorse owner, as Acting Chairman for 12 months, commencing from 1st December.
The Rugby Players Association has announced a new online wellbeing education provision with Believe Perform for the coming 2020/21 season.
Hampshire fast bowler Chris Wood has joined gambling-harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management in his new role as a Pro-Sport Facilitator.
The PCA Futures Week returns with the beginning of the inaugural Futures Series which will take place throughout November.
RPA Restart Trustee Ugo Monye sits down with Shaunagh Brown and Aaron Morris to discuss why Black History Month matters to them.
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.
The PCA has appointed Interim Chief Executive Rob Lynch as its new Chief Executive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former players and Restart trustees have launched a fundraising initiative and mental health campaign called #RugbyFamily to support players during the COVID pandemic.
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.
The AGM was well-attended by the membership and saw the presentation of the Accounts and Directors Report and both Mike Dunn and Peter Lines were successfully elected to the Board by the membership.
The LMA congratulates the 21 students who graduated from the 2018-2019 LMA Diploma in Football Management, 11 of whom were awarded their diplomas in a ceremony at the University of Liverpool yesterday.
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.
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.
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 PFA are delighted to announce the latest graduates from the University of Salford BSc Physiotherapy programme are Scott Beattie, Paul Booth and Danny Murray.
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.