The Irish FA continues to support fight against doping in sport.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published its 2023 Prohibited List – and the Irish Football Association is supporting the publication of the list.
The wide-ranging list designates the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport globally, effective from 1 January 2023.
The Irish FA works in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to protect the integrity of football in Northern Ireland.
UKAD ensures all sports bodies in the UK comply with the World Anti-Doping Code as set out by WADA.
If your club is a member of the association then the rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at
The Irish FA follows and applies UKAD anti-doping rules that all athletes/players and athlete/player support personnel must abide by.
Chris Wright, the Irish Football Association’s Anti-Doping and Integrity Education Officer, explained: “The rules for the Irish FA are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code, the core document that harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport globally.
“The anti-doping rules of the Irish FA are the rules published by UK Anti-Doping as amended from time to time.
“If your club is a member of the association then the rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at.”
The association’s Anti-Doping and Integrity Education Officer will be delivering educational modules to all NIFL Premiership, Championship and Women’s Premiership clubs during 2023.
Please visit UK Anti-Doping's website here to read a summary of the changes on the 2023 List and information on Tramadol, which will be prohibited in-competition from 1 January 2024.
The following resources are also available to read on WADA’s website:
• The 2023 Prohibited List
• The 2023 Monitoring Programme, which includes substances not currently on the list but are being monitored by WADA for potential patterns of misuse in sport.
Further information is also available on the Irish FA website by clicking here.