Scottish Rugby part of the team for UKAD’s Clean Sport Week
With a big summer of sport ahead, Scottish Rugby is proud to reaffirm its commitment to Clean Sport and be part of the team for UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) Clean Sport Week campaign.
UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD) national awareness week, Clean Sport Week will run this year from 22 – 26 May and ‘Teamwork in Clean Sport’ is the theme.
Scottish Rugby is ensuring all its athletes are prepared for matches by delivering anti-doping education training. This season 614 players and support personnel have attended either a 100% Me or a Clean Sport workshop.
Scottish Rugby’s Head of Medical Operations said: “We are once again delighted to support 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.
“Giving your best with hard work both on the field and off it is what rugby is all about.
“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 Super Series teams.”
FOSROC Super Series teams have been involved in anti-doping education, and will support Clean Sport Week in the Sprint playoffs this weekend.
Stirling Wolves’ Benedict Grant said: “Educating and developing young athletes on their nutrition and supplement intake is a massive part of the game. Making sure we are all taking registered and clean products ensures the correct protocols are in measure.
“As a team, with the help of our Strength and Conditioning Coach, we are able to ensure all the products we are taking are above board and good quality.
“Stirling County, as an organisation, is open and honest about the fact that nothing will ever come easy. We work hard on and off the field to ensure that every person is fulfilling to the best of their ability. The coaching staff all work tirelessly to create an environment where hard work is celebrated and cutting corners is irrelevant when it comes to the makeup of our team DNA.”
Scottish Rugby has also introduced a Clean Sport module for clubs across Scotland to sign up for via SCRUMS. The module outlines the important of players competing in clean sport, and provides clear guidance for players and those around them on the risks and potential consequences of supplementation so that coaches and parents can support players in making informed choices.
To find out more UKAD’s clean sport week initiative, click HERE.