Bradley Wood will serve a six-year suspension from football and all football activity from 9 March 2018 to 8 March 2024 after committing 25 breaches of The FA’s Integrity and Betting Rules.
FA statement on football integrity
The integrity of football in England at all levels is of paramount importance which is why The FA, in partnership with the whole game, is committed to ensuring it is maintained.
The FA has a dedicated integrity team, including former criminal investigators, which is specifically tasked to investigate any alleged breaches of The FA’s Match Integrity and Betting Rules.
This team works closely with the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Integrity Unit, UK betting operators and law enforcement agencies, such as the National Crime Agency, and both UEFA and FIFA to share data and intelligence.
The FA has a partnership with a specialist bet monitoring company that analyses global markets offered on all English matches to identify unusual odds movements. It is also represented on the national Sports Betting Group and the Sports Betting Integrity Forum.
Education continues to be a key part of The FA’s overall framework, in conjunction with the PFA and leagues, with regular club visits, educational films, literature and a player essentials app all in place, thus ensuring all participants are aware of their obligations to report any approaches to bet, accept a bribe, share inside information, influence any event within a match or fix the outcome or result of a game or competition.
Any allegation or report of a potential breach will be investigated and the full force of The FA’s Match Integrity and Betting Rules, which are well developed and wide-ranging, will be applied. There exists also a dedicated, anonymous, integrity reporting line via the telephone number 0208 795 9640 or email email@example.com