PFA SCOTLAND: THE INDEPENDENT UNION FOR PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS IN SCOTLAND.

PFA Scotland Sign Up To
New Mental Health Charter

PFA Scotland is delighted to announce it has signed up to The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance alongside the Professional Players Federation and with support from the mental health charity Mind, today launched The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation with the backing of the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

The Mental Health Charter for Sport and...

PFA Statement Regarding
Steve Simonsen Sanction

A PFA Scotland Spokesperson said: “PFA Scotland is surprised and disappointed at the decision of the SFA’s Compliance Officer to appeal the sanction against Steve Simonsen.

“We felt it would be important to clarify a number of points regarding the case as Mr Simonsen’s reputation is in danger of being further damaged, along with his future employment prospects. Unfortunately, we are unable to explain the detail behind...

Sign Up For FIFPro Online
Degree

If you’re thinking about planning for a future outside of the game and wondering how you can combine football and studying then the FIFPro Online Degree could be the answer.

The FIFPro Online Academy – an education programme launched in 2011 and specifically developed for professional footballers (and other athletes) – is looking for new students for the 2015/16 season.

Next Wednesday, the World Players’ Union...

Scotland Decides on 2014
World XI

This is Scotland’s 2014 FIFA FIFPro World XI as voted by the SPFL’s players.

Just under 23,500 professional players from each of FIFPro’s 58 member unions – including PFA Scotland – had their say in one of the most thrilling votes in the ten year World XI history, with some players involved in a gripping neck-and-neck race, especially for the final spot on the defenders’ line and the...

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PFA Scotland is part of FIFPro’s (World Players Union) Don’t Fix It project which is aimed at improving education and awareness of match fixing, and ensuring the protection of our game. PFA Scotland recommends that players follow the guidelines below.

GUIDELINES

  1. Be Clean – Never fix an event
  2. Be Open – Tell someone
  3. Be Careful – Never share sensitive information
  4. Be Smart – Know the rules
  5. Be Safe – Never bet on your sport

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BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

AT PFA SCOTLAND WE ARE HERE TO HELP BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER FOOTBALL

The complicated football regulations and registration procedures handed down by FIFA and the Scottish Governing Bodies mean that a player’s employment status is unlike any other.

The expertise in the field of football regulations within the PFA Scotland team, supported by skilled employment law advice from our specialist lawyers ensures that PFA Scotland has the structure and resources to provide the best service to our members.

The dynamic nature of football means that issues affecting players such as disciplinary procedures and contractual matters are constantly changing.  PFA Scotland strives to keep players updated in all areas of the game and constantly and regularly educate and inform them on these issues.

The team at PFA Scotland are always available to offer assistance to players on any queries they have in relation to their professional career.

Life after football is an area in which PFA Scotland offers plentiful and varied advice to its member players.

The structure within PFA Scotland ensures that players are able to access information on alternative courses, training and qualifications and assist in developing financial planning for when a player’s career comes to an end.