Central to the mission of the PFA is ensuring players not only maximise their development as footballers and their time in the game, but leave the industry as better people. This requires the PFA to:
ensure players are provided with the necessary support services and advice to develop a clear career path within the complex global football industry. The PFA’s “Player Services Pathway” is specifically tailored to the Australian development, competition and representation pathways;
help players appreciate that the career path of a professional footballer is both precarious and one of regular transition;
design programs that assist footballers to make the transition to a career away from the game;
help players understand the role they can play in improving Australian communities; and
constantly research and improve the knowledge around the playing career path of footballers, at home and abroad.
The PFA provides a wide variety of services to its membership, as well as to the game of football. These include promoting a greater understanding of the game and ensuring football plays a positive role in developing an Australia free from discrimination and racism.
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