2020 early on taught on all ends that we have to be very flexible and adaptable. The Play Fair Code more than coped with this challenge.

Flexibility rules

In spite of all difficult circumstances, over 100 training sessions have already been held. These include the usual physical and face-to-face events in club- and seminar premises, outdoor training courses directly on pitches, in halls or on stands, but recently also increasingly and due to COVID online workshops and webinars.

In addition to football and basketball, another focus was on handball this year. An integrity workshop was on the agenda as part of the women national team course of the Austrian Handball Federation.

The visit to the AHF men's course had to be canceled due to the pandemic, but - like the Under-16 to Under-20 youngster selections - it will then be at the top of the training schedule for 2021.

Gerhard Hofbauer, President Austrian Handball Federation: "Handball stands for clean sport and to date we are in the fortunate position that there has not been a case of manipulation or betting fraud in our sport over here yet. This gives us reason for joy, but it should not lead us to become reckless. Therefore we have been a partner of the Play Fair Code for almost 2 years in order to live up to our role model function and proactively approach the players to educate them about the risks and dangers of this issue.”

Severin Moritzer: “It truly is an outstanding team effort that we are about to hit our own trainings session record of 100+ trainings in a year dominated by a global pandemic.”

Meanwhile good luck to all teams and, above all, stay healthy!


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