The team running the Professional Footballers Associations (PFA) Union Learning Fund (ULF) Project recently held it’s forth Learner Centre Best Practise Day for partner clubs across the country to share ideas and experiences.
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When ex-Wigan defender Lewis Field was forced to quit the game due to injury he chose an unusual pathway to evolve his career – following his passion for animals by studying zoology. Here he tells his story and how his union, the PFA supported him.
Ten Yorkshire 16-year-olds have kicked off the current season with a place on Barnsley FC’s Shadow Scholarship programme, now in its second year of operation at the club.
Former PFA member and Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini is back at school aged 37.
Many footballers enjoy a lengthy and enjoyable career in the professional game, but many of them leave football prematurely. Former players can also benefit from the wealth of advice and help the Professional Footballers’ Association provides.
Starting an apprenticeship with Darlington at 15-years old and signing a professional contract just 2 years later, Joshua Gray was enjoying playing for the first team when he started thinking about what his next steps might be. And his union, the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), was there...
Thirteen members of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) recently graduated from the LMA Diploma in Football Management, including former player, Fabrice Muamba.
Former England international and Arsenal defender Alex Scott MBE has developed her career from the playing on the pitch to working in the media with support from the Professional Football Association.
The PFA’s Union Learning Fund (ULF) ‘Achievement Through Sport’ programme has been supporting members with GCSE retakes, as the story of Jack Sparkes demonstrates.