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The PFA is the exclusive collective bargaining agreement agent of the Socceroos. The PFA and FFA are parties to the Socceroos Collective Bargaining Agreement 2011-2014.
At present, almost 150 Australian professional footballers ply their trade in over 30 different countries around the world. Overseas professionals can access the services of the PFA, especially in relation to transition management, contract negotiation and matters before the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chambers and the International Court of Arbitration for Sport.
With A-League membership at 100%, the PFA acts as the voice of A-League players. FFA and the PFA are parties to a 5 year A-League Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The PFA negotiates collectively with the FFA on behalf of the Matildas and continually works to increase the professionalism of the women’s game in Australia. The PFA and the FFA are parties to the Matildas Collective Bargaining Agreement 2010-2013.
OLYROOS, YOUNG SOCCEROOS, JOEYS
Australian national team players below the Socceroos are eligible to join the PFA, and benefit from specially negotiated collective agreements as well as by being able to access the wide range of PFA services.
STATE LEAGUE SEMI PROFESSIONALS
State League members receive advice on their playing contracts, assistance when in dispute with their club and access to all PFA communications and football industry expertise. The PFA aims to increase the professionalism of the second tier of Australian Football.
Our continued work with the Matildas - both collectively and individually - ensures that the PFA understands the career challenges that are unique to Australia's elite female players.
NATIONAL YOUTH LEAGUE PLAYERS
National Youth League players receive career and contract advice, access to the PFA’s Education Fund, advice on contracts and Player Agent/Manager agreements and assistance with the negotiation of their senior playing contract. The regulations governing NYL players are negotiated between FFA and the PFA.
ELITE ACADEMY PLAYERS *
The PFA represents Elite Academy players from the Australian Institute of Sport and the State Institutes. The PFA’s expertise on the career pathway of Australian footballers and its extensive understanding of the role Player Agents/Managers play in footballers’ lives are two main areas of guidance provided to the future of Australian football.
FORMER PLAYERS *
Former players retain Associate Member status at the conclusion of their professional playing careers. The PFA continues to provide support and services to former players. Players who have retired from A-League football retain the right to access the PFA’s Education Fund to support their transition to a career away from the game for a two year period.
* Associate Member
PFA Membership Category
Annual Subscription Fee (inc. GST)
(Socceroos, A-League 21 yrs +, Overseas Professional)
(A-League and Overseas Professional 20 yrs and under)
(A-League replacement player, Matildas, State League)
Elite Development/ Academy Players
(A-League Youth League, AIS, State Institutes, W-League)
Annual PFA membership fees are set by the PFA Executive in accordance with the following principles:
• annual membership fees for senior and young professionals should be set at approximately 1% of the negotiated annual minimum wage for A-League players (inclusive of GST); and
• PFA membership should be financially accessible based on the different categories of members who are eligible to join the PFA.The PFA Membership fee is fully tax deductible and reflects:
The PFA Membership fee is fully tax deductible and reflects:
• the increasing demand for the services of the PFA in the fully professional era, and the essential need for the PFA to provide a comprehensive and fully professional service to players;
• the increase to the negotiated minimum wage established under the A-League Collective Bargaining Agreement between FFA and the PFA;
• the increasing financial returns being offered by the PFA to members, especially in the form of the PFA Education and Special Assistance Funds; and
• the professionalism and value of the services offered to players by the PFA, both collectively and individually.
All membership fees for 2012/2013 are inclusive of GST. The PFA membership fee for all categories increases annually by the greater of CPI or 1% of the relevant PFA negotiated minimum wage.
This table does not include other membership fees and charges from time to time imposed by the PFA Executive in accordance with the PFA Rules and with the permission of certain members, such as in respect to specific services under Collective Bargaining Agreements or for individual representation and management.
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