Anti-Doping Information

The World Croquet Federation (WCF) is not currently a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) anti-doping code.

Decision of WCF Council - General Policy (12th May 2009):

"Anti-doping policy should be left to the WCF Member Associations. The anti-doping policy in force at a WCF event should be the policy of the host association. Consequently, the WCF should not join WADA".

However, WCF does recognise that individual Member Associations may themselves be affiliated to the WADA code via their own National Anti-Doping Agency (NADO). As such, those members may initiate drug testing themselves or, be so required by their own NADO.

The obligations of players in a WCF Event in this regard are set out in Regulation 6.2 of the WCF Sports Regulations:

6.2 Doping

6.2.1   The WCF does not encourage or condone the use of performance enhancing substances by Players.  Where the Event Host recognises a national anti-doping authority or the World Anti-Doping Agency, the TM must issue in advance guidance to Players on prohibited substances and procedures and any testing regime to be applied during the Event.  Players must abide by any regulations provided by the TM in this regard.

6.2.2   A Player found to have committed a doping offence shall be disqualified from any Events in which they were competing at the time of, or subsequent to, the offence and shall remain disqualified from competing in any Event for such period as shall be determined by disciplinary procedures of the Event Host and/or the WCF.

Update 28th April 2021
Members were asked to consider WADA in relation to its requirement for GAISF Membership. After a Council vote, the position remained unchanged from the above.