The PFA Past Players Program supports PFA members beyond their playing days. Through the program the PFA is committed to ensuring all past players have access to expert support in the areas of career and wellbeing.

Key Services

Regular past player events in capital cities across Australia that enable former players to connect with each other and stay connected to the game.

Coaching Courses

Each year the PFA hosts centralised B, C and GK accreditation courses. These courses are heavily subsidised and condensed.

Job Readiness

Advice on pursuing new employment, including CV preparation and interview techniques and strategies.

Mental Health Referral Network

A confidential and expert network of physiologists supports you no matter where you are located in the world. The PFA will fund up to six consultations in full. Please note this service is administered by PFA Partner the Mind Room.

Skin Cancer Checks

Each year the PFA will hold past player health days in major cities across the country where players can access support including a Skin Cancer Check. Whilst COVID-19 is posing some challenges these are scheduled to begin later in 2021.

Financial Wellbeing

The PFA can refer you to financial experts to allow you to gain advice and support.

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Program Ambassadors

Grace Gill

A foundation member of Canberra United in the W-League, Gill had a long and successful career including 8 years at Canberra where she made 58 appearances and won two league titles.

She also spent time overseas playing for Slovácko in the Czech first division. Gill also represented her country, earning four caps with the Young Matildas before making her senior debut against Hong Kong in 2007. 

Following her career Gill continues to be a strong advocate for women’s football, joining the board of Capital Football in 2019.

Brett Holman

An attacking midfielder, Holman enjoyed a distinguished career at club and international level.

Starting in the NSL, he enjoyed a long spell overseas playing for 10 years in the Eredivisie before moving to the Premier League in 2012 to play for Aston Villa.

Holman returned to Australia in 2016 to play for Brisbane Roar in the A-League before retiring in 2019. He also had a successful international career, winning 63 caps for Australia and scoring nine goals.