Together with Andreas Baumgartner (UEFA Integrity Officer at the Austrian Football Association (AFA)), Play Fair Code CEO Severin Moritzer presented a refresher training to members of the women’s team, looking at integrity in sport, match-fixing and betting fraud.
The course examined the risks involved in the global phenomenon of match-fixing for sport in general, the mechanisms, dangers and risks to female athletes, the consequences of participating in match-fixing, and of course how players should act correctly in such cases, including measures they could take to protect themselves.
A range of other issues were also clearly addressed, including the betting bans imposed by UEFA and the ÖFB, and players’ duty to report approaches.
Austrian women’s team captain and Bayern Munich player Victoria Schnaderbeck said the following after the lecture: “The Play Fair Code made a real contribution to raising awareness with the presentation. As leading female athletes, we are role models for fans and our behaviour has a real effect, so we have to be aware of our actions at all times, both on and off the pitch. We are jointly responsible for preserving the integrity of sport, working together with clubs, match officials and sporting institutions such as the Play Fair Code.”