Education grant applications open as the PFA continues to support its members on and off the pitch.


An integral part of the PFA’s Player Development and Transition Program, the past two years has seen PFA members provided with in excess of $230,000 to assist with their off-field development.

With many players currently undertaking study in a variety of fields including law, teaching and business, PFA National Manager – Player Development, Ben Robertson said the players’ association took great pride in helping players to pursue their off-field development.

“The PFA Education Fund plays a vital role in helping Australian professional footballers develop as individuals and prepare for life after football, with strong evidence suggesting that it helps on field performance,” said Robertson.

“Our members’ off-field development is of critical importance to the PFA and we are delighted to have helped so many current and former members in pursuing further education and study.

“The aim of the PFA Player Development and Transition Program is to empower players through world class programs and services. It takes an holistic approach to ensuring the wellbeing of our members and we believe education is a key component of the program.”

Currently undertaking a Bachelors Degree in Law, Sydney FC defender Zac Anderson said the PFA Education Fund had been invaluable in supporting his study.

“Study can be extremely costly and the continued assistance from the PFA is appreciated,” said Anderson.

“The demands of professional football can be extreme and at times all consuming. To be able to get away from it and focus on something else is something I have found extremely beneficial and it is reassuring to be preparing for life after football.”


For more information on the PFA Education Fund contact your Player Development Manager or Ben Robertson via