All lacrosse participants have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean. Lacrosse Scotland believes in clean sport and work in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and World Lacrosse, our International Federation, to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected.
The use of performance-enhancing drugs and other doping behaviour severely damages the legitimacy of sport and undermines the integrity of clean athletes.
All participants (players, coaches, support staff and officials) in World Lacrosse events must ensure that they are fully aware of the Anti-Doping information and must have completed the Anti-Doping eLearning by each World Event deadline. WADA has produced a lot of Education & Prevention information to ensure that everyone can stay clear of drugs and compete on a fair and level playing field.
Lacrosse Scotland has in place a set of anti-doping rules that all athletes, coaches and athlete support personnel must abide by. The anti-doping rules for Lacrosse Scotland are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code (2015 Code), which governs anti-doping internationally.
You can find the UK Anti-Doping Rules here.
The anti-doping rules of Lacrosse Scotland are the UK Anti-Doping Rules published by UK Anti-Doping (or its successor), as amended from time to time. Such rules shall take effect and be construed as the rules of Lacrosse Scotland. If you are a member of Lacrosse Scotland then the anti-doping rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at.
All athletes need to be aware of the principle of strict liability. This means that all athletes are solely responsible for any banned substance they use, attempt to use, or that is found in their system, regardless of how it got there and whether or not they had an intention to cheat.
It is crucial that athletes check all medications are safe to take prior to use. Medications can be checked online via Global DRO.
Athletes must undertake thorough internet research of any supplement products before use – including the name of the product and the ingredients/substances listed. Information revealed as a result should be further investigated and we advise athletes to keep evidence of their search.
We all have a responsibility to report doping in sport and help keep it clean. A 24-hour dedicated phone line, hosted by Crimestoppers, is ready to take your call if you have any suspicions or concerns about incidences of doping in sport. You can provide information in complete confidence by:
- calling 08000 32 23 32
- reporting via a secure website
- submitting information to UK Anti-Doping via a secure online form.
Phone: +44 (0) 207 842 3450.