Drug Free Sport NZ is committed to educating athletes so that they have a comprehensive understanding of the anti-doping rules and their rights and responsibilities.
We want sportspeople, both elite athletes and up-and-coming competitors, to be aware of what they need to do to comply with the rules and to understand that doping presents a risk to their health, reputation, and career.
We’re also focused on educating athlete support personnel and medical professionals about the role they play in helping to create a culture of clean sport and to assist athletes to comply with the rules.
In order to do this, we invest in education programmes, workshops, outreach events and resources to help athletes understand what’s allowed and what’s not.
We also provide advice through our Medication Check feature to help athletes avoid “inadvertently” breaking the rules.
We offer a range of education options, including:
- Workshops: to educate athletes about anti-doping rules, WADA’s list of prohibited substances and doping methods; and how to avoid ‘inadvertently’ breaking the rules. Book a workshop
- E-Learning: DFSNZ has introduced state-of-the-art e-learning programmes to ensure that as many athletes as possible get access to anti-doping education. Find out more
- Outreach Events: to inform aspiring athletes and support personnel at sporting events. Contact us about an outreach event.
- Resources: pamphlets, handbooks, factsheets and video to help athletes and their support teams to better understand anti-doping rules and their responsibilities. Order resources here.