Sportradar and Lega Serie A kicked off a unique partnership today, as the two will work together to do a national integrity and first educational workshop towards the players in the Lega Serie A, informing them about match-fixing.
The two will provide e-learning about the growing problem with match-fixing and all 20 clubs will have to complete. The educational material will focus on how match-fixers approach clubs and players and what the consequences of engaging in such will be, using real-life situations.
Speaking after the launch press conference, Lega Serie A President Maurizio Beretta underlined the tour’s focus on youth players: “Thanks to the partnership with Sportradar, Lega Serie A marks a very important goal to protect Integrity on football today. The future of Lega Serie A is bright and exciting and nowhere is that clearer to see than in the youth academies run by our 20 clubs. At Lega Serie A, we take our responsibilities towards all our footballers, in particular toward the young players, very seriously: they count on us to develop them and protect them – to let them become the best they can be. This tour being delivered by our integrity partners Sportradar is the manifestation of our full commitment to the Serie A TIM players of the future.”
Sportradar’s Managing Director Integrity and Strategy Andreas Krannich concluded: “In recent years, we have found the Italian sports stakeholders to be particularly proactive when it comes to match-fixing detection and prevention, so we are not surprised that Lega Serie A have shown themselves to be leaders in this area. Prevention is about more than a slide show or a booklet. This two-tier package of Fraud Prevention Services, involving interactive workshops and personal e-learning tutorials, means that the league and the clubs can take confidence in the fact that those destined to excite Serie A’s fans today and tomorrow have understood the importance of this fundamental issue and its impact.”