The Testing Process

Under the SRL’s Anti-Doping Programme, players are required to submit to testing when notified by a UKAD doping control officer (DCO) or chaperone.

Testing is conducted according to the International Standard for Testing and Investigations.

Players can be tested at any time, in any place, without advanced notice. Testing can take place in-competition (at a match or event), or out-of-competition (at training or at home). Testing is intelligence-led and risk-based.

There are two types of anti-doping test: urine and blood. Blood collection officers (BCOs) are trained and experienced phlebotomists. Officials will always provide identification when they notify athletes and will ensure that you are accompanied at all times throughout the process.

Please visit the UKAD website for more information on testing procedures –