The player association environment
THE OTHER PLAYER ASSOCATIONS
Provale lives in in eco-system of other player unions that is sometimes difficult to understand. Multi-sport trade unions, rugby trade unions, from Europe or from around the world, they all have an impact in our daily work. It is necessary for us exchange best practice with them on different projects to be able to bring you th best of it. We share with these structures a common goal: the representation of players.
The FNASS , the National Federation of Associations and Sports Trade Unions was founded by Alain Giresse in 1992. It has been chaired by Sylvain Kastendeuch since December 2008. It is made up of the trade unions of basketball players, cyclists, footballers, handball players and Provale .
Today it represents around 3,500 professional sports people in France and 33.06 % of the sports world. It’s the second workers’organization in France just after the CFDT and plays an active part in labour relations by negotiating the National Collective Agreement for sport. Through its political influence it makes sure that the demands of professional sports people are heard and recognized . Provale is deeply involved in FNASS actions with Robins Tchale Watchou as its vice chairman
International Rugby Players
International Rugby Players is the global representative body on issues of importance to professional Rugby players and the game of Rugby Union.
By Representing, Supporting and Unifying players, we serve them in areas such as: Player Welfare and Support Player Career, Education and Personal Development Programs, Anti-doping and the WADA code, Player Movement Tournament Terms of Participation (i.e. RWC, Sevens), Injury, Illness and Insurances, Season structure, Laws of the Game, Illegal and Foul play, Agents, International Eligibility,World Rugby regulations
National Rugby Player Associations worldwide are members of International Rugby Players. International Rugby Players’s membership is currently made up of the national Professional Rugby Players’ Associations from each of South Africa, England, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Argentina and New Zealand. All member Associations have representation on the International Rugby Players Board, which has monthly meetings by conference call and at least six-monthly conferences in person.
Countries without established player associations are represented by their national player representative on our Player Leadership group, which covers male and female players across all major rugby competitions in both the 15’s and 7’s game.
EU Athletes was founded in 2007 and has since taken a steep journey as an advocate for the athletes’ voice on various issues such as anti doping, match fixing and education on the risks of sports betting, dual careers or good governance.
EU Athletes is an accepted stakeholder in the sport sector at the European Union, Member of the EPAS Consultative Committee and member of the various expert groups of the European Commission. EU Athletes is also integrated into the wider labour movement as a member the World Players Association, the professional sports sector of UNI Global Union. Find out more about our members here.
The World Players Association is an international organization covering all sports unions throughout the world ( American football , cricket , rugby, football , basketball etc ). It has existed since 2012 and today it represents around 85,000 sports people from over 100 different sports in more than 60 countries .World Players vision is to respect and protect the fundamental rights of sports people , and to take part in their sport in a professional or amateur way. Provale plays an active role in the association , working on subjects such as anti-doping , training and dual career issues for sports people throughout their lives .