Malta Football Association
Apr 25, 2016
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In line with FIFA-EWS’s resolve to tackle the scourge of match-fixing, a training course for trainers was held in Lisbon, Portugal last week.


The course, a key component of the FIFA Integrity initiative to tackle match manipulation, is mainly designed for FIFPro representatives who are in a position to plan, organise and deliver Integrity in Sport presentations related to match-fixing, for players within national structures.


MFA’s Integrity Officer, Franz Tabone was specially invited to participate in this eight session three-day course which dealt with the principles of match-fixing, presentation skills, motivation of integrity in football, facilitation skills, designing, planning and recording of integrity workshops.


Dr Julie Norris, Head of Early Warning System of FIFA, who used to work for Interpol, led the course and imparted valuable knowledge whilst facilitating the participants’ involvement and learning to a very high degree.  Dr Norris was ably assisted by Norman Kietsmann, FIFA Manage Competition Analysis, who additionally enriched the content of the course.


The participants engaged in a number of case studies and were able to practice their presentation skills whilst being assessed and guided by the course facilitators.  By the end of the course, they were equipped with the knowledge and skills to deliver  face-to-face match manipulation prevention training sessions themselves.

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