In June of last year during the 2014 World Cup, the PFA Coaching Department spent two weeks in Brazil, studying top clubs based in Rio and Sao Paolo. Their experiences are documented in The Brazil Report.... Read more
This report is an opportunity to show the process and achievements developed during the 2013/2014 campaign and highlights the positive influence professional footballers had during the season.... Read more
An overview of how to apply for funding and the types courses available to members.... Read more
In the latest instalment of PFA TV, Leon Mann joins PFA staff in delivering an equality and diversity workshop to the squad at Leicester City FC.... Read more
The PFA now have a nation-wide network of counsellors for our members to access.... Read more
Some people may have recently been targeted by a suspected internet fraud whereby certain unscrupulous individuals are using a fictitious association with the PFA or that of its employees.... Read more
Instructions for players and clubs on how to use the PFA's Transfer List.... Read more
Each week we will pick our favourite holiday deals, offering a wide range of budgets and destinations.... Read more
On Thursday 5th February, the PFA will be supporting #TimetoTalk Day.
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has told how he made the decision that he "had to die" after being charged with a drink-driving offence, and later jumped into the path of an oncoming lorry.
Players' union chief Gordon Taylor has highlighted the help available to footballers following revelations about Clarke Carlisle's latest battle with depression.
Today marks the third anniversary since the loss of Gary Speed.
After the untimely and sad loss of Martin Garratt, the PFA urge any members who find themselves facing issues such as addiction or mental health problems to seek advice and support from the PFA.
This service will provide our current and former members the opportunity to receive and access a 24/7/365 support service to deal with any issues that they may encounter.
Mental health problems affect one in six of the population at any one time. Despite this, many people are unaware of the symptoms of mental health problems.
PFA members (or concerned family or friends) can contact any of the PFA's Player Welfare team privately and confidentially.
Depressed people can feel anxious, hopeless, negative and helpless and the feeling doesn’t pass. You don’t always realise what’s going on because your problems seem to be physical, not mental.
Change is part of professional football; managers and coaches move around and it’s all part of the game. Below we set out some other effects of change that might unsettle you.
All players get nervous round about contract time. Below are some facts and figures about contracts, transfers and some of the effects negotiations may have on players anxiously waiting to find out their future.
In this section we look at pressure on players to perform. Every match and what effect that pressure from fans, the media and within you club can have on you.
Players may experience many different feelings when they retire. In this section we focus on the effects of anger.
A brief guide, outlining initial steps that you can take if you have been suffering from any of the problems outlined in this section.
If you feel you are affected by any of the issues covered in the Mental Health section you may find this list of contacts helpful. All approaches will be treated with strict confidentiality.
Sporting Chance Clinic is one of the world's most innovative centres for the treatment of behavioural problems and is now an integral tool for our members.
This service will provide our current and former members the opportunity to receive and access a 24/7/365 counselling support service to deal with any issues that they may encounter (login required).
The PFA now have a nation-wide network of counsellors for our members to access.