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The AFF Anti-Doping Policy may be read in conjunction with all AFF policies including but not limited to:

  • AFF Codes Of Conduct
  • AFF Disciplinary Policy
  • AFF Publicity Policy and FIE Publicity code
  • AFF Member Protection Policy

The AFF Anti-Doping Policy will take precedence on anti-doping matters to the extent of any conflict between these or other AFF policies.

The AFF is required to notify the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) of certain AFF events so ASADA may conduct random testing during the competition. NOTE: All event participants are potentially subject to ASADA anti-doping testing.

By participating in an AFF event, you agree that you have been warned of the potential of being selected for anti-doping testing and you will comply with anti-doping testing if required. The testing process and your rights and responsibilities as an athlete are outlined in the ASADA General Testing Guidelines.

Warning

Inadvertent doping offences are generally due to the use of particular supplements. Athletes are responsible for any sports drink, food, supplement, medication etc ingested and should check the contents or ingredients of any product to ensure they do not contain any banned or prohibited substance.

Education

ASADA recommends that all athletes competing in national U/17 and over events have a minimum Level 1 ASADA Certificate.

For further information regarding ASADA anti-doping procedures and information, please see the ASADA website - click here.