Fraser Wishart
4th April 2012

PFA Scotland’s Jack Ross was recently invited to FIFPro’s headquarters in Hoofddorp, Amsterdam to participate in a FIFPro Communications Meeting.

The discussions centred on the deveolpment of the ways in which respective unions and indeed FIFPro as the World Players Union can inform and educate players on issues that affect them.  Furthermore the group reflected upon the impact of FIFPro’s recent Black Book on Eastern Europe, along with the FIFPro World XI voting process.

There was diverse representation at the meeting with those present including Patricio Jorquera (Chile), Renzo Sanguineti (Peru), Stephane Saint Raymond (France) and Casper Riddersborg (Denmark), along with Tijs Tummers and Raymond Beaard from FIFPro.

Commenting on the meeting Jack said “I was delighted to be invited by FIFPro to attend the meeting and to be given the opportunity to present on some of the advances PFA Scotland has made recently in how it communicates with it’s member players.  Furthermore it was a very worthwhile experience in terms of listening to how other unions have approached various issues and the response they have had.”

“Finally, it was of great benefit to witness how FIFPro manages the huge number of players it represents throughout world football, and how it is determined to be pro active in the field of player communications.”