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'No further legal steps will be taken' in A-League's player, club standoff

'No further legal steps will be taken' in A-League's player, club standoff

The A-League clubs and football's players' union will meet in a bid to resolve their stand-off over player pay during the league's suspension. 5 Apr 2020
PFA devastated at 'reckless' A-League clubs

PFA devastated at 'reckless' A-League clubs

The Professional Footballers Association has lamented the decision of two more A-League clubs to stand down players during the coronavirus shutdown. 3 Apr 2020
PFA vows to retain staff amid virus crisis

PFA vows to retain staff amid virus crisis

Australia's professional footballers' union will retain all staff during the coronavirus pandemic and has extended its mental health support network. 3 Apr 2020
Fox scrap $900,000, A-League poised to lose $57m

Fox scrap $900,000, A-League poised to lose $57m

The FFA has made an urgent plea for unity within the game after the players' union confirmed a second A-League club had stood its players down. 3 Apr 2020
PFA raises prospect of free-agency as more A-League clubs stand-down players

PFA raises prospect of free-agency as more A-League clubs stand-down players

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has raised the possibility of A-League players becoming free agents in the wake of Western Sydney Wanderers, Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United becoming the latest A-League side to stand-down players in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 1 Apr 2020
PFA threatens legal action against Perth Glory

PFA threatens legal action against Perth Glory

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has threatened legal proceedings against Perth Glory after the West Australian club issued stand-down notices to its players in the wake of the A-League’s suspension. 28 Mar 2020
‘Reckless and a gross breach’: PFA warns clubs to consider player welfare

‘Reckless and a gross breach’: PFA warns clubs to consider player welfare

With their members now facing an uncertain future, Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has launched a series of measures designed to mitigate wellbeing challenges during football's COVID-19 enforced hiatus. 27 Mar 2020
Half of A-League players out of work: PFA

Half of A-League players out of work: PFA

Almost half of the A-League's contracted players face an uncertain future after the competition was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. 24 Mar 2020
Socceroos' Golden Generation an outlier

Socceroos' Golden Generation an outlier

A new study says the Socceroos' 'Golden Generation' was an outlier in Australia's football talent pool and suggests ways to improve youth development. 22 Oct 2019
Scrap A-League salary cap: players

Scrap A-League salary cap: players

A survey of A-League players shows 85 per cent want the league's salary cap abolished. 6 Sep 2019
Key findings of A-League player survey

Key findings of A-League player survey

Some of the key findings from the Professional Footballers Australia's annual report into the A-League, based on player surveys. 6 Sep 2019
Matildas take fight to FIFA over fair pay

Matildas take fight to FIFA over fair pay

Professional Footballers Australia has upped its daring bid for equity in prize money between the men's and women's World Cups, launching a campaign to make the case. 4 Jun 2019
A-League players demand: 'Give us more clubs and game time!'

A-League players demand: 'Give us more clubs and game time!'

A-League players overwhelmingly want to see more clubs join the competition and the launch of a second division, according to the player union's annual report. 10 Aug 2018
A-League the 'worst of both worlds'

A-League the 'worst of both worlds'

The A-League is getting less competitive and richer clubs are running away with the silverware, according to the new annual report from the players union. 10 Aug 2018
Adelaide United in Red over unpaid player payments

Adelaide United in Red over unpaid player payments

Current A-League Champions Adelaide United are at risk of possible sanctions including losing points due three months’ worth of unpaid superannuation owed to its players. 13 Apr 2017
Schwab named PFA chairman

Schwab named PFA chairman

Former Professional Footballers Australia chief executive Brendan Schwab has been named PFA chairman. 20 Oct 2016