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All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean.

We believe in clean football and work in partnership with the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) and our member federations 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.


Anti Doping Rules

We have in place a set of anti-doping rules that all athletes, coaches and athlete support personnel must abide by. The anti-doping rules for the organisation are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code which governs anti-doping internationally.

If you are a member of a member federation then the anti-doping rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at.

The Big Picture

There are many organisations that work hard to protect sport. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is responsible for leading the collaborative world-wide campaign for clean sport.

Established in 1999 as an independent agency and funded by both sport and governments, it manages the development of the World Anti-Doping Code. The Code aims to harmonise all anti-doping policies ensuring that athletes and athlete support personnel are treated fairly and consistently.

The aims of the Code and WADA are to protect the Athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and thus promote health, fairness and equality for Athletes worldwide, and ensure harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programmes at the international and national level with regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping.

Most nations have a national anti-doping agency dedicated to protecting a culture of clean sport – it achieves this through implementing education and testing programmes, gathering and developing intelligence, and prosecuting those found to have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

A list of National Anti Doping Agencies can be found here 

More details on what is currently prohibited can be found here

For those people who have concerns about anti doping, please report any concerns in confidence to WADA via 'Speak Up'.

For advice and guidance on Therapeutic Usage Exemptions (TUEs) please contact IFAF's clean sport personnel or your respective federation and your National Anti Doping Agency. 


All relevant forms including TUE forms are located in our Corporate Documents section (located in the Governance section of the website). 
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