Professional Footballers Australia
|Full name||Professional Footballers Australia|
|Key people||Simon Colosimo, President
John Poulakakis, Chairman
Adam Vivian, Chief Executive Officer
Beau Busch, Media & Communications Manager
Ben Robertson, National Manager, Player Development
|Office location||Melbourne, Victoria|
The Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) is an Australian trade union affiliated with the Australian Council of Trade Unions that represents professional male, female and elite junior association football players.
The PFA is a relatively recent Australian trade union. Before the PFA, eight previous attempts had been made to form a footballer's association in Australia. The PFA was formed in April 1993 as the Australian Soccer Players’ Association.
In 1994 the PFA won a standardised contract for footballers, and through the Australian Industrial Relations Commission won the abolition of a transfer system much hated by Australian footballers.
Since the mid-1990s, the PFA has been active in advancing footballer's pay and conditions, and has also been active in protecting footballers from unfair dismissal.
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