Scottish Gymnastics Completes UK Anti-Doping Assurance Framework
Scottish Gymnastics is one of the first sport governing bodies in Scotland to become fully compliant with the UK National Anti-Doping Policy by completing the Assurance Framework.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) introduced the framework in 2021 to make sure governing bodies (NGBs) physically evidence their compliance with the policy and the World Anti-Doping Code.
Scottish Gymnastics demonstrated actions taken to complete a series of mandatory requirements. These include creating an education strategy and plan, implementing anti-doping rules and increasing the board’s involvement in clean sport.
Head of performance and events, Sam Hendrikson said: “We have worked hard to fulfil our commitments and make sure we are complying fully with the UKAD policy."
“We are already rolling out our education programme to athletes, coaches, parents and carers in our performance programmes. Our communications plan has monthly messages and links on social media, e-news and in events programmes to help everyone learn more about anti-doping. We have made it easier to find all the information and necessary UKAD resources on the clean sport page of our website.
The Scottish Gymnastics clean sport policy applies to all members regardless of their role and level of gymnastics, and it is important that everyone is aware of their responsibilities.
UKAD’s director of legal and regulatory affairs, Nisha Dutt said: “We are delighted to see?Scottish Gymnastics?completing the new UKAD Assurance Framework. The Assurance Framework allows NGBs to demonstrate their plans to help protect the integrity of sport. Our dedicated assurance and education teams have been working to support?Scottish Gymnastics?through this process. This includes the creation of a specific anti-doping education strategy, which outlines how they will embed clean sport values into their sport."
We would like to thank?Scottish Gymnastics?for making great strides in completing this important framework, formally demonstrating their compliance with the UK National Anti-Doping Policy and their commitment to clean sport.