Fair Sport 4 All handbook
Match-fixing goes beyond the individual players, it affects the whole competition. It goes further than simply harming the reputation of sportspeople; it has an influence on the image and the pride of our sport. The widespread and global nature of match-fixing has made it a problem that has now become a priority for sports movements and public authorities worldwide. Calling attention to the responsibility everyone has, in promoting clean and fair competitions.
It is important that players, those affected by rules or legislations, familiarise themselves with the rules and risks associated with match-fixing. Clubs have to carry some responsibility in this process and in the battle against match-fixing in general. They lead as an example and need to offer their players guidance regarding behaviour and carry the responsibility to educate them on match-fixing motivated by betting or gambling.
To this end, the European Football for Development Network will provide guidance and support within the context of social responsibility of clubs, by the creation of the ‘Fair Sport 4 All Handbook’. This handbook features a set of guidelines on how clubs can sustain the integrity of football, which can also be used by leagues, FAs, and all stakeholders operating within football. This handbook will help to educate players on match-fixing, no matter the level they play at.