Everyone, including Athlete Support Personnel (ASP), has a duty to protect clean sport. The Anti-Doping Rules apply to you too - so don’t let one bad decision ruin a potential sporting career. If you are part of an athlete’s support network - whether as their coach, doctor, physiotherapist or parent/guardian, team captain - they trust and rely on your expertise, guidance and advice, to help them to achieve their sporting goals. With your help and vigilance, we can all support athletes in their decision-making and reduce the incidents of both deliberate and inadvertent doping. All ASP need to know the essential anti-doping practices and tools available, to help ensure athletes remain clean. Although this can be deemed especially important for sports medics and nutritionists, who need to be confident in their practice and advice to athletes at all times, all ASP have a responsibility to also recognise that they too must abide by certain aspects of the World Anti-Doping Code. We know anti-doping can seem complicated and daunting. UKAD are here to help you with various education and information programmes, which are delivered across the sporting landscape. Here are some helpful links to some information that applies to you as Athlete Support Personnel.
BWSW have identified the core subjects you need to be educated on which are listed below (links included)
You are invited to download the 100% ME app which UKAD have developed. The app is very user friendly and has a number of relevant resources available for you to access.
Here are some additional resources you may find useful.
Anti-Doping rules - CLICK HERE
Medicine and TUE hub - CLICK HERE
Why Clean Sport Matters - CLICK HERE
ASP's Rights and Responsibilities - CLICK HERE