The Professional Players Federation has published its 2015 review of sports betting integrity education for athletes.
The review was launched at a reception at the House of Commons on Wednesday 9 December 2015 hosted by Nigel Adams MP and attended by the Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP.
Education against match fixing is a key part of the UK’s plan to protect the integrity of our sports. The PPF members are helping to deliver this vital education directly to thousands of players at their clubs. This is made possible thanks to the PPF’s long term partnership with bet365, Betfair, Betway and Ladbrokes.
Some of the key achievements listed in the report are:
3,423 senior players received face-to-face education on sports betting integrity
The player associations made 160 club visits to deliver this education.
1,962 academy players in football, cricket and rugby union received sports betting integrity education.
Brendon Batson OBE, Chairman of the PPF, said
“The scope of the PPF’s education work continues to grow and develop. Each year we are reaching new sports and new players. The funding and expertise from our partnership with bet365, Betfair, Betway and Ladbrokes makes all the difference. This partnership means our athletes are receiving some of the best sports betting integrity education in the world.”
Notes for editors
1. The 2015 Review is available on the PPF website at http://www.ppf.org.uk/images/pdf/2015%20Ed%20Review.pdf
2. In 2010 the PPF entered into a ground breaking partnership with bet365, Betfair and Ladbrokes to support sports betting integrity education for athletes. In 2015 this partnership was expanded to include Betway.
3. The PPF is the largest national federation of player associations in the world representing more than 15,000 athletes through its 11 members.