The new project see’s the Footballer’s union PFS Scotland work alongside counselling group RCA who plan to begin the pilot scheme by giving information on gambling issues to a few of the country’s senior clubs.
Kevin Kyle is a striker for Hearts and as a player who has previously been struck with a gambling addiction, has welcomed the move to fully educate players about the risks of gambling.
Kyle also said that had there been a scheme such as this around when he was struggling with his gambling addiction, it might have helped him to avoid some of the problems he encountered.
The scheme not only hopes to help players understand the problems which come with excessive gambling, but also to educate the players about maintaining the integrity of the game.
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