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Introduction

When you sign a professional football contract or scholarship, you are committing to responsibilities that extend beyond your performance on the pitch. You will be expected to follow the rules of the game, and as your union, we provide you with the necessary support and information.

Our Delegate Liaison team will clarify expectations, explain regulations and help you understand the legal considerations that might impact you and your career. We also represent your views to the game’s stakeholders, making sure all football industry guidelines are created with your best interests in mind.

For any issues relating to your work, your club or the wider footballing industry, your Delegate Liaison Representative should always be your first port of call.

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COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATION

We believe it’s important for players to be involved in every decision made about the game, so we regularly get in touch to collect your views. 

We collate your feedback and present it on your behalf to committees and boards covering all aspects of the professional game. These include: 
 
 

Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC)

This committee determines the amount of compensation payable for training and developing players under the age of 24.

 

Professional Football Negotiating and Consultative Committee (PFNCC)

All matters affecting players and the game are discussed under this committee, and no changes to a player’s conditions may be made without PFA agreement.

 


The Football Association (FA) Council

The FA is the governing body of English football and the FA Council meets to decide the association’s major policies.

 


Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) Technical Board

PGMOL provides match officials for all professional football matches played in England.

 


League Football Education (LFE)

LFE manages the Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (ASE) programme at Football League clubs.

 

LFE manages the Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (ASE) programme at Football League clubs.

PLL manages the Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (ASE) for scholars in the Premier League.
 

PLL manages the Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (ASE) for scholars in the Premier League.

The PLPFA Community Fund helps individual clubs deliver projects in their local communities.

 


English Football League (EFL) Trust

The EFL Trust oversees community- and youth-development activities at Football League clubs.

 


The Professional Footballers’ Pension Scheme (PFPS) Trustees

The PFPS provides valuable benefits for registered contract players and their dependants during their playing career and after they leave or retire.

 


The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (FIFPro)

FIFPro is the global representative for all professional player organisations.

 


The Professional Players Federation (PPF)

The PPF is the national organisation for professional player associations in the United Kingdom.

 

FAQ's

Will the PFA accompany me to a disciplinary?

The PFA are your union, and you are entitled to our support for any formal disciplinary procedures at your club or with the FA. A member of our team will accompany you to any meetings and work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

Who can help me with issues I’m having at my club?

If you’re experiencing issues with your club, your Delegate Liaison Representative can mediate. Log in to your PFA account if you’ve misplaced their contact details.