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NOMINEES TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP AND YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

The nominees for PFA Scotland Player and Young Player of the Year awards will be announced today at the Hilton, Glasgow. Last year’s Player of the Year Award went to Motherwell (now with NEC Nijmegen) star Michael Higdon, while the … Continue reading

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RESEARCH SHOWS DEPRESSION HIGHLY PREVALENT IN FOOTBALLERS

 Symptoms relating to depression and anxiety are highly prevalent among professional footballers, according to a new mental health study released today by the World Footballers’ Association FIFPro. The research conducted by FIFPro’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vincent Gouttebarge found 26% … Continue reading

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FIFPro UNCOVERS “MENTAL ILLNESS IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL”

FIFPro, the World Footballers’ Association, will make an important announcement, this Wednesday (April 2, 2014), uncovering the extent of ‘Mental Illness in Professional Football’. It follows an international study conducted by FIFPro’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Vincent Gouttebarge, of more … Continue reading

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PFA SCOTLAND MIND GAMES FILM

PFA Scotland was pleased to launch yesterday in Glasgow it’s educational film on Mental Health in Scottish football titled “Mind Games” The film which has been created in partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and “see me” is aimed at … Continue reading

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FIFPro HOSTS MAJOR PLAYER ASSOCIATIONS

FIFPro, the World Footballers’ Association is currently hosting a three day meeting of the UNI Sport Pro Steering Committee, bringing together leading player union representatives from a variety of professional sports. The event which is being held in FIFPro House … Continue reading

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STEVEN NAISMITH AND AIDEN MCGEADY TO LAUNCH PFAS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

As the football season approaches its run-in, Steven Naismith and Aiden McGeady will tomorrow (Wednesday 12th March) launch the voting for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year Awards. Steven and Aiden, now team mates at Everton have both been … Continue reading

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DON’T FIX IT CODE OF CONDUCT

As part of it’s continued participation in the FIFPro/UEFA Don’t Fix It project, PFA Scotland has distributed relevant literature to its member players. Each PFA Scotland Club Rep will receive information posters to display within the dressing room area and … Continue reading

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SUCCESSFUL CV AND CAREER PLANNING COURSE

PFA Scotland is delighted to report the success of the recent two day CV and Career Planning course hosted for players. The course was facilitated by funding from the Tom Maynard Trust (www.tommaynardtrust.com), in partnership with Sport Careers (www.sportcareers.co.uk) and was attended … Continue reading

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PFA SCOTLAND AWARDS SEASON 2013-14

PFA Scotland is pleased to announce that this year’s Player of the Year Awards will be held on Sunday 27th April 2014 at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel. At the glittering ceremony, which in recent years has been attended by in … Continue reading

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FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND NUTRITION COURSES FOR PLAYERS

PFA Scotland would like to make players aware of the following courses: Bespoke Fitness Instructor Course Level 2 Bespoke Nutrition Course Both courses are being run by Pegasus Training (www.pegasustraining.co.uk) and begin on Wednesday 12th February. The venue for both … Continue reading

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