The Scottish Football Association


All players have the right to take part in football knowing that they, their team mates, and their competitors, are clean. The use of performance-enhancing drugs and doping activity severely damages the legacy of the game.

Anti-doping is integral to clean sport and it’s important that players are clued up on the anti-doping rules. Players are personally responsible for any banned substances detected during doping control tests.

This section explains more about anti-doping rules, players' rights and responsibilities, and offers advice on staying clean.

Anti-Doping Explained

Anti-doping is integral to clean sport. One of the biggest misconceptions is that only performance-enhancing drugs are on the prohibited list.

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Staying Clean

Players are personally responsible for any banned substance found in their system, regardless of how it got there and whether or not they had an intention to cheat.

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Testing Explained

If you are competing in the UK, no matter what level you are, you can be tested in-competition and out-of-competition. This means you can be tested any time, any place.

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useful resources

Useful contacts and information on where to check your medications, assess the risk of supplements and check the prohibited list

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