Fair Sport 4 All handbook: clubs’ responsibilities in the battle against match-fixing
Match-fixing affects the whole of the football industry. It has an influence on the image and the reputation of the game. The widespread and global nature of match-fixing draws attention to the responsibility everyone has, in promoting clean and fair competitions.
Football clubs have the responsibility to set an example and educate their players, to put a stop to match-fixing in football. Clubs need to offer their players support and guidance, to ensure they are fully aware of the risks and consequences associated with fixing.
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 emphasises the importance of clubs familiarising themselves with the rules and risks associated with match-fixing. It 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. Although the handbook is targeting football in specific, other traditional sports such as basketball, volleyball, and water polo can also use the guidelines.