Athlete Support Personnel

Clean Sport

Athlete Support Personnel name tag iconEveryone, including Athlete Support Personnel (ASP), has a duty to protect clean sport. The Anti-Doping Rules apply to you too - so don’t let one bad decision ruin a potential sporting career.

If you are part of an athlete’s support network - whether as their coach, doctor, physiotherapist* or parent/guardian - they trust and rely on your expertise, guidance and advice, to help them to achieve their sporting goals. With your help and vigilance, we can all support athletes in their decision-making and reduce the incidents of both deliberate and inadvertent doping.

All ASP need to know the essential anti-doping practices and tools available, to help ensure athletes remain clean.

Although this can be deemed especially important for sports medics and nutritionists, who need to be confident in their practice and advice to athletes at all times, all ASP have a responsibility to also recognise that they too must abide by certain aspects of the World Anti-Doping Code.

We know anti-doping can seem complicated and daunting. UKAD are here to help you with various education and information programmes, which are delivered across the sporting landscape.

Here are some helpful links to some information that applies to you as Athlete Support Personnel.

* denotes this is not an exclusive list

ASP Research Report

Read the ASP Research Report

Coach Education Report

Read the Coach Education Report