Anti Doping News
by Mark Ridsdale
This message is going to all ADP fencers. This information is relevant to coaches, parents, and other supporters so please pass it on.
Check medications: The World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2023 Prohibited List came into effect on 1 January 2023
We are getting in touch to remind you that the 2023 Prohibited List has been released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and came into effect on 1 January 2023.
- The 2023 Prohibited List is available on the WADA website here https://www.wada-ama.org/en/news/wada-publishes-2023-prohibited-list The Prohibited List identifies which substances and methods are prohibited at all times, in-competition only, and within specific sports.
- All Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel should familiarise themselves with the new changes in advance of them coming into effect on 1 January 2023.
- UKAD has also published a summary of the major changes on the UKAD website here https://www.ukad.org.uk/news/2023-prohibited-list-summary-changes
If you have any questions on the Prohibited List or a medication you may be using, please contact email@example.com.
Please see the British Fencing anti-doping page at https://www.britishfencing.com/policy-zone/anti-doping-2/
Also note the new online anti-doping education course, Compete Clean, created by UKAD and available on the Clean Sport Hub https://www.ukad.org.uk/cleansporthub
For any questions about the anti-doping information and education, please ask me. For any anti-doping questions that need a medical or technical opinion please email British Fencing’s Medical Officer, Clare Halsted (firstname.lastname@example.org).
by Lyn Robinson
Anti-doping is an important part of all National Governing Body’s responsibility. British Fencing take a clear lead on many aspects, however, as the NGB here in Wales, there are some crucial actions that we ne need to take to ensure that all Welsh Fencers are aware of the responsibilities on them, and where information and support can be accessed.
WF have engaged with UKAD and we are continuing to work closely with our UK NGB, British Fencing on the requirements of the UKAD Assurance Framework.