Aims of The FA Anti-Doping Programme
The Football Association (The FA) Anti-Doping Programme combines research, education and drug testing. It is designed to ensure that The FA is up to date with developments and research into anti-doping , that football’s Participants are sufficiently educated about both the regulations relating to anti-doping and the risks of doping that it is effective in detecting and deterring drug use within the game.
The fundamental aims of the Anti-Doping Programme laid down by The FA, FIFA, UEFA and WADA are threefold:-
- To uphold and preserve the ethics of sport.
- To safeguard the physical health and mental integrity of players.
- To ensure that all players have an equal chance.
The FA’s Anti-Doping Regulations are WADA Code compliant and The FA works closely with its stakeholders to ensure that the anti-doping programme is effective and maintains the integrity of English football against the threat presented by doping in sport.