11 November 2022
To demonstrate Weightlifting Wales commitment to clean sport there has been regular, pro-active communications on anti-doping to pathway athletes, athlete support Personnel and the Welsh membership. A variety of communication has taken place, such as in-person educational workshops, key topics communicated through emails, social media campaigns, website updates, news items and Clean Sport Week. Communications have promoted a variety of important UKAD topics, such as Global DRO, Informed Sport, Anti-Doping Rule Violations and the World Anti-Doping Agency 2023 prohibited list, including the summary of changes.
National athletes selected for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, along with coaches, team managers and other athlete support staff continued to refresh their knowledge through the Clean Games educational programme.
The Development squad and athletes selected to compete at development internationals received excellent levels of education from the Weightlifting Wales, UKAD Educators.
Educational reach to parents, club coaches, recreational athletes and non-competitive members has taken place via the Weightlifting Wales social media channels, email and website.
To support to the UKAD testing programme and to ensure that a robust and effective testing programme continues to be delivered in Weightlifitng, the National Governing Body supports the UKAD Assurance Framework with annual information gathering for testing.
The core anti-doping information for all members of Weightlifting Wales and those associated with the NGB (athletes, coaches, parents, technical officials, volunteers, staff, directors and supporters) may be found here
Weightlifting Wales clean sport priorities include:
- Enforcing a strict zero-tolerance approach to doping and having a duty to protect clean sport
- Abiding by the WADA and UKAD anti-doping rules
- Expecting all our athletes and clubs to take personal responsibility for adhering to the rules
- Embedding a culture of clean sport and providing an educational and information programme
- Valuing our sport and working hard to retain our reputation.