Useful Links

Please find links to the latest resources produced by the PFA for all member clubs, their academy players, trialists and their parents and guardians. Plus other great resources/ stories.

 PFA’s Youth Advisory Service – https://www.thepfa.com/players/youth-advisory/independent-advice

PROFESSIONAL BODIES

PFA – https://www.thepfa.com/

The LFE –https://www.lfe.org.uk/

THE FA – http://www.thefa.com/

MIND – https://www.mind.org.uk/sport

Please visit the links below for a more personal, detailed, and often tragic stories of released academy players. The issue is very real. We praise the good work of academics and individuals but for context we must provide evidence of the negative experiences so we can learn and grow.

STORY ONE – ‘Player welfare: How big a problem is football facing? And what is being done? Click here

STORY TWO -‘Football’s biggest issue’: the struggle facing boys rejected by academies  Click here

STORY THREE – Despite what football clubs say, the support for rejected boys is not there  Click here