Svenska Spel continues its education and prevention efforts in handball
Our Member in Sweden, Svenska Spel, has expanded its partnership with the Swedish Handball Federation (SHF) to educate more young handball players in the country about the dangers of sport competition manipulations, fully in line with the Council of Europe Convention on Sport Competition Manipulations. The initiative has already delivered training to senior teams in the country’s top male and female club competitions, as well as various junior sides. Svenska Spel and SHF have now extended the reach of this education to Swedish national youth teams, including the men’s under-19 side and women’s under-17 and under-19 teams. The expanded program includes ‘My Match’, an online education initiative that players can access directly from their mobile devices or computer.
This comes after Svenska Spel last week also joined forces with Swedish Elite Football (SEF), an organisation that represents the 32 clubs in the country’s top two division, to educate footballers about match-fixing at annual youth tournament, the Gothia Cup. Svenska Spel and SEF will deliver lectures to players about the dangers of match-fixing in football, with the focus primarily in Swedish teams taking part in the event.