Help us keep New Zealand sport clean
Help us keep New Zealand sport clean
Speak Out is the Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) programme designed to encourage people to report doping to our Intelligence and Investigations team. Increasingly, we rely on the efforts of athletes, support personnel or anyone in the sports community to provide us with information. If you have any concerns about possible doping in sport, we want to hear from you.
All information is handled in the strictest confidence.
Contact us in confidence on 0800 DRUGFREE (378 437), or send us a message.
Please contact us if you:
- are concerned about the behaviour or practices of an athlete, coach or support personnel
- suspect someone might be doping
- have witnessed doping in sport
- have been offered banned substances.
Even if you think your information seems minor, we want to hear about it. Examples of the things people report include being offered steroids over social media, being offered unspecified vitamins by support personnel, overhearing conversations or rumours about drug use in sport and suspicions about sudden and dramatic increases in performance.
Contact us in confidence on 0800 DRUGFREE (378 437), or send us a message with this form.
An athlete's experience
Part 1 of a three-part discussion with cyclist and whistleblower Toby Atkins
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about reporting doping.
Anyone can report a concern or pass on their suspicions. If you have found out about, identified, seen, know of, or have concerns about doping misconduct, we want you to Speak Out. It doesn’t matter if you are an athlete, coach or trainer or if you are a parent, a member of the team staff, an agent or a manager. If you see or hear of something suspicious, we want to hear from you. We receive reports on a regular basis, and every report is passed on to our Investigations and Intelligence Team.
Personal information will be used primarily for investigating the claims and allegations described in your report and communicating with you, as shown in the Report Doping Policy.
We collect personal information about other people if you include it in your report. We may also receive further information during subsequent correspondence with you, or from DFSNZ’s own investigations.
If you provide them to us, we collect your name, contact details, and any details relating to you that you have included in your report or supporting materials. We also collect information relating to you that you include in any follow-up correspondence.
We encourage you to provide us with your name. However, it is not necessary to do so when you file a report. Rest assured that if you provide your name, we will not reveal it beyond DFSNZ, unless you give your express written consent or we are otherwise required to by law. We place a great deal of faith in the information provided to us and use it as a basis for launching investigations. Being able to communicate with one another develops a trusting relationship that we hope will lead to more successful and satisfying outcomes for both parties.
Your report will be directed to DFSNZ’s Investigations and Intelligence Team who investigate your allegations. An investigator may contact you for additional information. This can include email correspondence, phone calls and/or face-to-face interviews. The investigator may also conduct additional enquiries. Your confidentiality will be maintained during this investigation process.
No. We know that this may cause some worry for you and would encourage you to call our team and we can discuss those concerns with you. You may also wish to read the Report Doping Policy which sets out your rights and responsibilities through this process.
Any suspicious doping activity can be subject of a report. It doesn’t matter whether it was done in the past, is something that someone is doing right now, or intends to do in future. Using a banned substance is only one example of an anti-doping rule violation; being in possession of a banned substance, providing drugs for another athlete or intentionally evading drug testers are just some of the other violations.
People have reported things like being offered steroids or “gear” over social media, or being offered unspecified “vitamins” by management or coaching staff. Others have reported conversations they have heard with people talking about using drugs in sport. Sports officials and competitors have reported suspicions about sudden dramatic increases in performance, and rumours about drug use. We have previously received information from people concerned about the health of people they know. Even if your concerns may seem minor, please get in touch. If you think it is suspicious, we would like to hear about it.
You can let us know via the secure DFSNZ website - use the form above. Or you can contact our Investigations and Intelligence Team directly at 0800 DRUGFREE (378 437) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact us via social media channels with questions, but it’s better if you use our website or 0800 DRUGFREE to ensure a confidential report.