PFA and Premier League agree new £24m+ funding deal

July 22 – The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and the Premier League have agreed an increase in funding to £24.5 million for  the new season.

The PFA said the money “ will support them on a range of priority issues”.

At the same time the PFA will also continue to support wider community initiatives delivered across the Premier League, EFL and the National League.

PFA Chief Executive Maheta Malango said: “This new agreement reflects the commitment that both the PFA and thePremier League have towards our partnership, and our shared desire to continue this moving forward.

“Alongside the PFA’s role as a campaigning voice on behalf of members, we provide a range of services to players both independently and alongside partners such as the Premier League.”

Malango said the agreement recognises the role the PFA has to play.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “We look forward to continuing our relationship with the PFA anddeveloping a long-term partnership to ensure the right levels of support are provided for current and former players across the professional game.

“We will continue to work together with the PFA on key issues such as player welfare, anti-discrimination, player transition, head injuries and education.”

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