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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.

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.

WPBSA - 19th December 2019 - WPBSA Annual General Meeting

WPBSA - 19th December 2019 - WPBSA Annual General Meeting

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.

LMA - 4th December 2019 - LMA Diploma in Football Graduation

LMA - 4th December 2019 - LMA Diploma in Football Graduation

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.

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.

PFA - 18th July 2019 - Physiotherapy Graduates Announced

PFA - 18th July 2019 - Physiotherapy Graduates Announced

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.

RPA - 10th July 2019 - RPA launches Career Insights Programme

RPA - 10th July 2019 - RPA launches Career Insights Programme

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.

PPF - 18th March 2019 - PPF launches Career Transition Week

PPF - 18th March 2019 - PPF launches Career Transition Week

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.