FA Anti-Doping

The Football Association Anti-Doping Programme is aimed at keeping English football free from the threat of performance enhancing drugs and to ensure that all players can compete on a level playing field.

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The FA Anti-Doping Education Programme is integrated into the LFE Induction for all Apprentices and further information about anti-doping can be found in the Apprentice Handbook.

The purpose of the Anti-Doping Education Programme is to improve awareness in the areas of social drugs and alcohol, performance enhancing drugs and testing procedures.

Players have many responsibilities in regard to doping control. The most important of which are:

  • Being aware of the list of substances banned in football
  • Knowing the risks of taking banned drugs
  • Knowing the risks of taking unprescribed medications and nutritional supplements
  • Understanding the drug testing procedure

There is a wide range of substances that are on the banned list, and while Apprentices are not expected to know them all, they must always ensure they check whether a substance is banned before use.

It is important that Apprentices know the basic doping control procedures and they understand their responsibilities when selected for a drug test. For the full FA Anti-Doping and Procedural Guidelines please click on the link below.

The FA – Anti-Doping in Football