Community Games Anti-Doping
As a registered National Governing Body, Community Games adheres to Sport Ireland's Anti-Doping Regulations. Jane Walsh (Board Member) is our current Anti-Doping Officer and is the main liaison person between us and Sport Ireland on all Anti-Doping issues. You can contact Jane if you have any queiries or questions by filliing in the form below.
When it comes to anti-doping, the focus we have in Community Games is on building awareness on anti-doping rules and regulations and ensuring that all our members are provided with support when it comes to practicing ethics in sport.
The core areas of information in Anti-Doping are:
- WADA Prohibited List
- Checking Medications & Applying for Therapeutic Use Exemptions
- Sample Collection Procedures
- Anti-Doping Rule Violations
- Supplements in Sport
- Registered Testing Pool Requirements
- International Federation Rules
- Ethics in Sport
Supplements in Sport
Not all drugs/medications appear to be breaking the rules. Some are packaged in such a way to appeal to athletes and although they may seem natural, they can in fact contain banned substances. Take a look at the infographic below created by Sport Ireland to find out more
If you have a concern about a medication CLICK HERE to check if it is on the WADA list of prohibited substances.
Ethics in Sport
Ethics in sport requires four key virtues: fairness, integrity, responsibility, and respect. All athletes, players, participants and coaches must follow established rules and guidelines of their respective sport. Our role in Community Games is to raise awareness and promote behaviours to uphold good practice and fair play in all sport.
"Sport has important lessons for life; respect for rules and laws, dealing with victory and defeat etc. Sport can teach honour, self-esteem, humility, team-work and healthy lifestyles. However, in the wrong environment, it can also teach cheating, give a sense of entitlement and create inflated egos. A strong ethical foundation can be the difference between the amazing benefits and the damage sport can inflict. It is important that ethical decision making plays a significant part in your AntiDoping Education. Your members may be encouraged to play sport to win, but winning should not be the only priority." (Sport Ireland ADO Handbook 2021)
Community Games has a dedicated Children's Officer and you can contact them by visiting our Safeguarding Page
The Sport Ireland Staying Safe Online resource is web based information and guidance tool on internet safety predominately aimed at parents/guardians/coaches. The resource provides detailed content on all aspects of online safety. Click here to access this tool