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In January 2013 The Professional Footballers' Association Charity was incorporated with Companies House and registered with the Charity Commission. Company number: 08352024 / Charity number: 1150458.

The PFA Charity helps support player’s both during their football career and beyond, in areas such as Coaching, Education, Wellbeing, Equalities and Community.

Coaching

The role of the Coaching Department is to prepare current and former players for a secondary career within the professional game possibly within coaching or management.  

In fact over 70% of PFA members claim a desire to stay within football when their playing days are over and the Coaching Department therefore has a big role to play in their development.

The Department works hard to ensure that there is a fair geographical spread of coaching courses throughout the country. Furthermore we try to run them at times which allow access to all members whether they are still playing or not.

Community

The PFA Charity is committed to raising the profile and awareness of the extensive work and participation of players in support of Community and Charitable activities. PFA Charity's Community involvement extends across many areas such as: Health, Education, Social Inclusion, and Equalities, underlining our commitment to make a positive difference in society.

As a department we continue to be proactive, continue to raise standards of support to players, and encourage greater support from football clubs to adapt their philosophy toward corporate social responsibility.

Education

The role of the Coaching Department is to prepare current and former players for a secondary career within the professional game possibly within coaching or management.  

In fact over 70% of PFA members claim a desire to stay within football when their playing days are over and the Coaching Department therefore has a big role to play in their development.

The Department works hard to ensure that there is a fair geographical spread of coaching courses throughout the country. Furthermore we try to run them at times which allow access to all members whether they are still playing or not.

Equalities

The Professional Footballers Association has a zero tolerance policy in all areas of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice.

This includes all forms of discrimination including racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, bigotry by way of homophobia and homophobic attitudes and discrimination on the grounds of gender and disability including mental health. The PFA Charity support inclusion in all areas of the game and are working towards an equal playing field for all.

Wellbeing

The PFA Charity provides members with a 24/7 counselling telephone helpline. This 'round-the-clock' support is available to all players past and present.

Players can also access a nation-wide network of over 100 fully-trained counsellors many of whom have played professional sport and understand the emotional roller-coaster that this entails.

 
In addition, the Charity can provide residential treatment at the Sporting Chance Clinic. All services are private and confidential.