Introduction

The FA’s Doping Control rules and procedures, protects the integrity of the game and helps to safeguard the health of players.

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Drug Testing

You can be drug tested after a game, at a training session or at home and may be asked to provide a urine or a blood sample.

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Medication and TUEs

Most of the drugs on The FA’s banned list are contained in everyday medicines, so it’s important to always make sure that your medicine is safe before you take it.

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Testing & Whereabouts

If you are not going to be at a training session or are leaving early or arriving late, you must notify The FA.

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Social Drugs and Alcohol

FA Doping Control Regulations prohibit players from taking social drugs at all times. Alcohol is not banned, but most cases where players have tested positive for social drugs, they have been drunk at the time.

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Useful Contacts and Downloads

As this section shows, Doping Control can sometimes seem complicated. If you are in any doubt, speak to your club staff, or contact The FA or PFA for more information.

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