Clean Sport

England Hockey proudly supports Clean Sport

GB hockey mens team squad line up

England Hockey proudly supports Clean Sport and believes that all athletes have the right to participate in hockey knowing that they, their teammates and their opposition do so without the use of prohibited or recreational substances.

England Hockey, and its affiliated clubs, organisations and their members, are bound by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and all associated Standards. England Hockey works closely with both WADA and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)  to conduct a comprehensive anti-doping programme that covers education, testing and results management. The following links provide information to players, coaches and support staff to enable sensible and informed decision making with regards to Clean Sport.


England Hockey adopt and comply with the rules set by UKAD and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) which are in line with the WADA Code.  These rules can be accessed under further resources.

Strict Liability

As an athlete you are responsible for any banned substance:

  • you use
  • you attempt to use
  • found in your system

Regardless of how it got there or whether you intended to cheat or not.

Medication, Supplements and Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)