Clean sport commitment

Clean Sport Commitment Statement

All sporting participants have the right to compete in Clean Sport. 

Abertay University adopts the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) position that cheating, including doping, in sport is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport, undermining the otherwise positive impact of sport on society.

To this end Abertay University commits to support Clean Sport in the UK in the following ways: 

  • Abertay University supports the mission of UK Anti-Doping and WADA in achieving
    Clean Sport.
  • All athletes are expected to play, train and compete in line with the spirit of sport, including the Anti-Doping rules.
  • All coaches and athlete support personnel are expected to perform their role in line with the spirit of sport, including the Anti-Doping rules.
  • Abertay University is committed to supporting the prevention of doping behaviour in the UK in collaboration with other sporting bodies.
  • Employed and associated staff will not condone, assist or in any way support the use of prohibited substances and methods (unless permitted by a Therapeutic Use Exemption) in any aspects of their work.
  • Breaches of this or any rules/policies referred to in Abertay University’s own code of practice/conduct will be acted upon accordingly.
  • All employed and associated staff will be expected to contact UK Anti-Doping should they become aware of an athlete or NGB member using or considering the usage of a prohibited substance or prohibited method. This contact should be done in confidence on the dedicated confidential Report Doping in Sport line.
  • Abertay University will uphold any sanctions placed upon an athlete by UK AntiDoping or other associated body in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code.

How we support Clean Sport

Abertay University is a Higher Education Institute, which provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a variety of subjects. Our purpose is:

  • To offer transformational opportunities to everyone who has the ability to benefit from Abertay’s approach to university education. 
  • To inspire and enable our students, staff and graduates to achieve their full potential.
  • To use our knowledge and expertise to have a positive impact on the world around us.

Sport is an important part of life at Abertay as an academic subject taught via the Division of Sport & Exercise Sciences and as a participation opportunity through the work of Abertay Sport. The ethos of clean sport is consistent with Abertay’s principles of:

  • Choosing our own path.
  • Recognising and developing potential.
  • Expanding horizons.
  • Working in partnership.
  • Making our knowledge accessible.

Abertay University will undertake to work with UKAD to deliver anti-doping education to current student coaches and athletes within the University and local stakeholders.

For further details, please visit UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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