The Football Association of Wales Integrity Tour reached Ton Pentre on Thursday (8 October) night with the Bulldogs players learning about the dangers of match-fixing and the Association’s Integrity and Betting Rules.
During the 2014/15 season, the FAW Integrity Tour visited all 12 Welsh Premier League clubs and this year it has been travelling around venues across the country delivering workshops to every club in Welsh League Division One and the Huws Gray Alliance.
Following a risk assessment of Welsh football, the FAW discovered that an average of £575,000 is bet on each Welsh Premier League match every week, with a staggering £75 million bet on average every year on Welsh football.
The workshop was delivered by the FAW’s Integrity Manager Steven Jones and Danny Sears of Sportradar, the world’s leading supplier of Monitoring, Prevention and Education solutions in the fight against betting related match fixing.
Steven Jones said: “The FAW remains as committed as ever to the fight against match-fixing in Wales.
“We continue to work closely with our integrity partners Sportradar, to ensure that we educate as many of our key stakeholders as possible.”
A spokesperson for the Bulldogs added: “The workshop was very informative. This is an excellent initiative from the FAW that has provided vital information to our players on the dangers of match-fixing and raising awareness of the rules on betting and integrity.
“Although players could fall foul of FAW Rules, the workshop made it clear that if players gave in to match-fixing and broke the betting rules, they would find themselves with legal problems too.”