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...
Professional Footballers' Association (PFA)
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.
The nights are drawing in and it is the ideal time to find a cosy spot to settle down with the winter edition of unionlearn’s The Learning Rep.
Crystal Palace FC celebrated Black History Month with a BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) coaching conference, bringing together coaches from every level to debate diversity in coaching and promote opportunities to those looking for their first role in the game.
PFA Education has been going into learning centres at football clubs across the country to promote learning and skills – and has been making use of unionlearn’s SkillCheck initial assessment tool to help support learners.
Manchester United star, and PFA member, Juan Mata recently took part in activities to celebrate World Book Day as he donated Spanish books to a primary school in Oldham. Pupils at Royton Hall Primary School, a feeder primary of Manchester United Foundation partner school The Oldham Academy North,...
The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) & unionlearn ‘Achievement Through Sport’ programme has been leading on the PFA’s core work of ensuring all players on full/part-time contracts to clubs within the Women Super League (WSL) 1 are signed up as PFA members and can access the learning...
What is your playing history? I started at Bradford City in their Centre of Excellence when I was eleven and then got picked up by Manchester United when I was thirteen. I spent two years as a schoolboy, two years as an apprentice and one year as a professional. During my time at United I won seven...