The next round of PFA Education Fund applications close on FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2013. Applications submitted by this date will be assessed/approved no later than 30 November 2013.
Click here to download a copy of our Education Fund application form.
The PFA plays an important role in financially assisting players as they prepare for their life after football through career specific education grants. Coupled with individual career assessments under the “My Football Career” program and the allocation of a player’s time to his personal development under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the PFA Education Grant overcomes some of the key barriers to players pursuing study and preparing for life after football.
There are 2 types of grants available to PFA members:
Since the PFA Education Fund commenced in 2006, 245 players have been assisted with funding totalling over $397,000 at the end of the 2012/13 season as they pursue education and professional development aimed at a smooth transition to life after football.
When the A-League began in 2005, less than 10% of players had undertaken post year 12 education.
Our objective is to financially assist all A-League and overseas based PFA members in pursuing professional development or education programs to help them prepare for life after football.
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