Over 80 delegates from the sporting landscape will attend UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)’s sixth annual Clean Sport Forum on Wednesday 16 November at Leeds Beckett University.
Held annually, UKAD’s Clean Sport Forum provides an opportunity for National Governing Bodies of sport, Home Country Sports Councils, universities, sports institutes and wider sporting bodies to share knowledge and best anti-doping practise, through networking and roundtable sessions.
Exploring the theme of ‘Continuous Improvement’, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss how UKAD and sport can collectively strive to improve the quality of the anti-doping system in the UK.
Presentations and discussions will explore the current sporting climate, some of UKAD’s successes to date and, perhaps most importantly, what needs to happen in the future to ensure that everyone’s right to clean sport is protected.
Chaired by former Paralympian and UKAD Board member, Pippa Britton, the 2016 Clean Sport Forum will welcome speakers from across sport, including:
• British Paralympic Association Athlete Services Manager, Vicki Aggar
• Sport Northern Ireland Anti-Doping Officer, Wendy Henderson
• Live Director at Ed Coms, Rob Kitson
• WRU’s Policy & Integrity Manager, Jeremy Rogers
• Operations Manager at English Institute of Sport, Mike Stow
The 2016 Clean Sport Forum will also encourage discussions on:
• Community Sport: Clubs, Coaches, Participants – what next?
• Effective Partnerships for a Common Goal
• UKAD: Evolved – Developing a New Strategic Direction
UKAD’s Head of Education and Athlete Support, Amanda Hudson said, “The 2016 Clean Sport Forum is a fantastic opportunity for us all to reflect on, and reprioritise, our anti-doping efforts.
“Sport is in the midst of a critical period and if recent events have taught us anything, it is that the sporting community must do everything it can to protect the rights of clean athletes, placing them at the centre of everything we do.
“We hope this year’s Clean Sport Forum will motivate us all to look for the learnings from the last year and ask ‘what’s next?’ Clean athletes need our help and support – from policy level down to field teams and support staff who work with athletes on a daily basis. Indeed, this year’s Forum is designed to help us all refocus and collaborate further so we continue to protect everyone’s right to clean sport.”
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