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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:
Season 2008/2009 saw the PFA assist 46 players with funding totalling $73,000 as they pursued tuition aimed at a smooth transition to their ‘off field’ career.
Our objective is to financially assist 50% of all Australian based PFA members by 2010 in pursuing a professional development or education program to help prepare players for life after football. This is about changing an unfortunate culture where full-time professional football was viewed as being inconsistent with education and professional development. When the A-League began in 2005, less than 10% of players had undertaken post year 12 education.
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