Sports data and integrity solutions provider Sportradar has been selected to provide a series of educational workshops to Italy’s top volleyball league on the dangers of match-fixing.

Working with the league's organiser the Lega Pallavolo Seria A, Sportradar's representatives will deliver bespoke, volleyball-specific educational classes to all players and staff at the 14 clubs in SuperLega, marking the first such integrity campaign for the sport.

"The first consideration that we made, when we evaluated the integrity program with our partners Sportradar, was on the health of our sport," said Lega Pallavolo Serie A president Paola de Micheli.

"Our second thought, of course, was focused on the sport's protection. And there is only one way to protect it: education, culture and providing clear information to our members.

"We will travel to each club and outline what happened in other sports where the risks of match-fixing was underestimated," she explained. "We will ensure there is no doubt about how critical an issue sport’s integrity is."

Marcello Presilla, who leads Sportradar's integrity initiatives in the Italian market, said he was proud that another sporting body had shown that they would not take the issue of upholding integirty lightly.

"In yet another first, it is Italy's volleyball league which has taken the lead in rolling out a series of workshops in each and every club in the SuperLega and I cannot wait to meet with the inspirational athletes and arm them with the information they need to keep SuperLega the most respected league in the world," Presilla said.

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