As a career football is fantastic, but every player is, or at least should be, aware that it won’t last forever. It’s a precarious profession which can come to a natural end after 10-15 years, but can also be abruptly ended by injury, rejection as an apprentice or further up the ladder.
However it happens, it is essential to plan ahead. Make sure you are fully aware of the benefits available to you while you are still playing rather than waiting until your playing days are over.
PFA Scotland Education is available to help members take the next steps to help them on the road to a new career path.