Our Clean Sport commitment

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

The University of Derby 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 the University of Derby commits to support Clean Sport in the UK in the following ways:

  • The University of Derby Sports Scholarship and Performance Sport programme 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.
  • The University of Derby Sports Scholarship and Performance Sport programme 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 The University of Derby’s Scholarship and Performance Sport programme’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.
  • The University of Derby Sports Scholarship and Performance Sport programme will uphold any sanctions placed upon an athlete by UK Anti-Doping or other associated body in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code.

How we support Clean Sport

The University of Derby Sports Scholarship and Performance Sport programme is integral to sport in the UK by providing a high performance student athlete programme that competes in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) programme and is committed to a clean sport environment.

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