PFA Australia & the player development hub


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The Professional Footballers’ Association Australia (PFA) worked in partnership with The Mind Room to specialise their offerings for players during the COVID-19 health pandemic.

With their members isolated and some facing unemployment, they jointly launched the Player Development Hub, to centralise information and resources.

The Hub focuses on four key areas:

  1. Mental Health & Well-being;
  2. Career & Education;
  3. Football Fitness;
  4. Hardship support.

They released important articles such as “How Culture Helps Us Through Dark Times.”

They offered tailored advice for encouraging players to continue a structured lifestyle, stay connected and healthy. They also offered mental health support, with the first three appointments with a counsellor paid for by the PFA.