The PFA has long been supporters of the women’s game and offer players assistance and PFA membership to all WSL1 players.
The PFA initially offered players at Fulham LFC membership in 2000 (until the team was disbanded as a result of there being no professional league in which they could compete), however those players remain PFA members and were joined in 2008 by the England Senior Women’s squad.
In 2013 full membership was extended to all WSL1 players offering parity to the men’s membership.
The 2013 PFA Awards featured the inaugural PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year Award, won by Arsenal Ladies' Kim Little.
The WSL's presence was extended further at the 2014 PFA Awards adding Women's Young Player of the Year and also giving female players the chance to nominate their FA WSL Team of the Year.
Women’s football continues to develop and has taken big strides forward since the introduction of the WSL and complete parity at the awards is further recognition from the PFA.
We have worked closely establishing centralised contracts with the Football Association and have included this guidance for Women’s Super League Playing contracts.
The PFA is committed to the continued development of the women’s game and work closely with the WSL, FA and the players to ensure that players rights are at the centre of all negotiations. A number of women are also represented under PFA Player Management.
We are delighted to include Casey Stoney (England & Arsenal) on the PFA Management Committee thus ensuring representation from the women’s game within the highest structures of the Professional Footballers Association.
If you are interested in playing for a local girls or women’s team visit: www.thefa.com/womens-girls-football
24/7 helpline and support network
The PFA provides members with a 24/7 counselling telephone helpline and access to a nation-wide network of 70 fully-trained counsellors.