Scottish Rugby is 100% ready to get behind UKAD’s Clean Sport Week
With a big summer of sport ahead, Scottish Rugby is proud to reaffirm its commitment to clean sport by backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) Clean Sport Week campaign.
Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week, which runs from 23 – 27 May and champions clean sport, education, and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK.
The theme for this year’s campaign is “what you see is 100% me” as all organisations want to see 100% hard work, determination, and respect for the rules from athletes competing on the world stage.
Throughout the year, Scottish Rugby has been working with UKAD to complete the Assurance Framework, which National Governing Bodies must do to show they are meeting their anti-doping responsibilities.
In addition, Scottish Rugby is ensuring all its athletes are prepared for matches by delivering anti-doping education training. This season 476 players and support personnel have attended either a 100% Me or a Clean Sport workshop this season.
Scottish Rugby’s Medical Services Manager, Richard Wood said: “As always, we are delighted to be backing the Clean Sport Week campaign. It is integral that any success our players and teams achieve is down to the hard work both as an individual & collectively as a team.
“It’s about putting in the hard work in on the pitch and in the gym that transfers into that 80-minute match.
“We will continue to be delivering the 100% Me and Clean Sport training to athletes in all of our national teams, our pathway and the FOSROC Super6 teams.”
Anyone in the rugby community that would like to learn more about anti-doping can sign up to UKAD’s free new ‘Introduction to Clean Sport’ course via its website, here. Or by attending the Clean Sport Week webinar on Tuesday 24 May, which is open to all and will look at important anti-doping topics and advice.
To find out more about UKAD’s Clean Sport Week initiative click here.