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Austria not only was the venue of the UEFA Women`s U-17 Championship 2019 qualification tournament, but also hosted an integrity workshop for the young players.

UEFA, ÖFB and the Play Fair Code - Old Partners, new training sessions

Together with the Austrian Football Association, the Play Fair Code trained 120 players and their coaching staff from Belgium, Wales, Finland and Austria.

Within the long-standing and close partnership with UEFA the integrity workshops ensure a consistently high quality level of trainings to raise young women's awareness on the threats, dangers, risks and consequences of match-fixing.

Both, the attention of all participants and the interest in the many practical examples presented by Play Fair Code CEO Severin Moritzer and Austrian Football Association Integrity Officer Andreas Baumgartner was equally high.

From an Austrian point of view, it also worked out very well on the pitch, as the Austrian girls qualified for the UEFA Women`s U-17 Championship 2019 in May in Bulgaria in a real thrilling last game against the Belgian team.

Play Fair Code CEO Severin Moritzer stated: "It is important to discuss the facts and cases in detail with the young players. Match-fixing is not something abstract, but a real threat athletes can be exposed to in their careers even at young age."

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