PFA Scotland has now hosted two online Transition Months over the past two seasons.
The aim is to encourage players to put their spare time – particularly during the COVID pandemic lockdown – to good use and think about/prepare for life beyond football.
With so many players facing an uncertain future, our commitment to our members is we will do all we can to help ease the pressure.
Transition Month activities have included fully-funded courses (IT Skills, Tiling and Employability Skills) as well as online career webinars with former and current players talking about their experiences of moving from football to other employment (including Police Scotland, Personal Training and Financial Services).
In May 2021, we also held webinars around Mental Fitness, Financial Wellbeing and Planning in partnership with Advanta Wealth, Property Investment, How to Become a Director of Football with Ross Wilson and information on our Applied MAnagement in Football course in conjunction with Napier University.
Throughout the month, we also shared our members transition journeys on our social media platforms, via videos and infographics, to encourage players to start planning for their future.
Transition Month will become a regular feature as we move forward to help the hundreds of our members who find themselves without a contract.