Wednesday, September 16, 2009

DCMS & Professional Players Federation To Speak At WSLR Event

The UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Professional Players Federation will join a stellar line up that includes UEFA, the British Horseracing Authority, the European Sports Security Association and more for Sports, Betting & Sponsorship, a World Sports Law Report briefing to be held at the London offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner on 25 September.


In what is set to be an interesting session, Simon Barker, a Director of the Professional Players Federation, will speak alongside UEFA’s Head of Disciplinary Services, Peter Limacher, about how integrity panels can help police against suspicious betting. As the Professional Players Federation represents many of the largest player associations in the UK, Barker will provide the view of professional athletes on the use of integrity panels, in contrast to the sporting federation’s view, provided by Limacher.


Henry Burgess, Head of International Sport at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport will join a panel session considering whether an organisation similar to the World Anti-Doping Agency – which policies against illegal doping – should be set up to combat corruption due to betting.


To view the full programme for the day, click here, or contact Erika Joyce for more information. Hope to see you there!


Andy Brown



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