Representatives from UK Anti-Doping will attend the Sainsbury’s UK School Games in Sheffield from 1 – 4 September to deliver anti-doping education through the 100% me programme.
Following on from last year’s success, the National Anti-Doping Organisation will provide the 1,600 young athletes attending with an insight into 100% me, the quality mark for clean athletes, through an outreach zone. Here those competing can come and try out fun and interactive opportunities, learning about the values of clean sport.
Every sport at the UK School Games has been offered the opportunity to have a private education session for their athletes over the course of the event, and these cover key anti-doping messages and a mock test.
Some of the event venues will also have a 100% me outreach zone where athletes can come and try out fun and interactive opportunities to learn about how to compete clean.
100% me represents the core principles of an athlete's effort, commitment, and determination to perform at the highest level without a need to enhance their performance by doping. We invite all athletes, at every level, to be part of the '100% me' community. Athletes can show their support for 100% me by joining our Facebook group for up to the minute news and information.
The 100% me campaign engages with athletes to provide advice, information and education to all levels.
The Sainsbury’s UK School Games is a 12-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age, simulating the experience of competing in major competitions such as the Olympics or Paralympics.
Integrated into the event programme are disability events in Athletics, Swimming and Table Tennis, with the Games seeking to create an inspirational and motivational setting for elite young sports people to thrive and perform at the highest levels.