Match-fixing is irregularly influencing the course or result of a sports event in order to obtain advantage for oneself or others, and to remove all of part of the uncertainty normally associated with sport.
While match-fixing is generally seen as an elite sport issue, it is becoming more prevalent at other levels of sport too. Clubs and associations should be aware of the issue, and in some instances take steps to protect their sport. Guarding against match-fixing helps maintain the integrity of Australian sport.
What club committees should do
- Be aware of the match-fixing policies in place for your sport from your state or national body
- Have committee, volunteers and members undertake Keep Sport Honest online training.
The National Integrity of Sport Unit is a great resource for information on doping, match-fixing and other forms of corruption.
Clearinghouse for Sport can help connect people in sport to a world of ideas, experience and knowledge.
Legal issues and grassroots sport - a collection of sport and the law articles by Play by the Rules.