Doping is the act of consuming artificial and often illegal substances to gain an advantage over others in sporting competitions (e.g. anabolic steroids, human growth hormones, stimulants and diuretics).
WADA is the World Anti-Doping Agency and was established in 1999 as an international independent agency to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport. WADA’s governance and funding are based on equal partnership between the Sport Movement and Governments of the world.
WADA’s primary role is to develop, harmonise and coordinate anti-doping rules and policies across all sports and countries. WADA co-ordinate research, education, intelligence and investigations around doping in sport whilst developing capacity and monitoring of compliance with the World Anti-Doping Programme.
A new version of the WADA Code was launched on 1 January 2021. The Code is an essential document which harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations around the globe and impacts all athletes, coaches and sports organisations.
Major changes from previous Codes are helpfully summarised below:
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) implements and manages Anti-Doping Policy in the UK. It works with athletes and national sports bodies to ensure compliance with the World Anti-Doping (WADA) Code.
In Jersey, the Government of Jersey are responsible for the management and implementation of local Anti-Doping Policy and compliance with the WADA Code. Jersey’s Anti-Doping Policy requires sports organisations to promote the clean sport message to participants and personnel including medical professionals, coaches, and sport therapists. The Policy also outlines the sanctions which Jersey athletes could face if they test positive for a prohibited substance.
The Government of Jersey established a National Compliance Platform (NCP) in October 2022 to improve and strengthen collaboration between parties involved in Anti-Doping. The NCP has been established to ensure a consolidated approach in the exchange of information and the collection of data related to the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport.
The NCP has representatives of relevant public and private entities, including Jersey Sport, and meets twice a year to progress the following objectives;
There are a number of UKAD Instructors on Island and Jersey Sport co-ordinate opportunities each year to attend Anti-Doping Awareness Workshops to support the guidance and resources that are found within our online SUPPORTIN SPORT Resource Bank:
All of Jersey Sport’s training and workshops are free for local sport volunteers to access and are also available to local profit-making sport businesses who also wish to access them. Find out more about our training and workshops below:
If your sport organisation would like some further support in regards to Anti-Doping, or would be interested in hosting a bespoke workshop for your sport volunteers, please get in contact directly with our Sport Team at: email@example.com
The Clean Sport Hub is UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) platform for clean sport education. The Clean Sport Hub supports the delivery of innovative and tailored education activities leading to a culture of clean sport. It also provides a support network for UKAD’s Education Delivery Network providing clean sport resources and information.
The Clean Sport Hub provides access to three relevant courses tailored to your role as an athlete, coach or other relevant personnel working or volunteering in Sport:
The Clean Sport Hub is where National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and World Federations (WFs) provide evidence against the Assurance Framework to comply with the UK National Anti-Doping Policy. NGBs and WFs will also be able to access and download supporting resources to help them meet their anti-doping responsibilities:
If you’re looking for something which isn’t covered within the information and resources on this page, please get in touch with the Sport Team who will be very happy to help you at: firstname.lastname@example.org