UK ANTI-DOPING Information and TUE form
The DRA adopts a full anti-doping regime with regard to the Sport of Darts. The anti-doping rules of the DRA are the UK Anti-Doping Rules published by the Drug-Free Sport Directorte of UK Sport (or its successor) as amended from time to time:
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE BETA BLOCKERS*
From 6th January 2019, unapproved use of Beta Blockers in Darts will be subject to DRA Disciplinary rules and procedures.
This could result in a ban from playing and any other penalties. If you are currently prescribed Beta Blockers (Or any other medication) by your GP, health professional or specialist you need to fully understand the following information.
If you are currently prescribed Beta Blockers (or other medication) and have obtained a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) Certificate, you have completed the requirements to declare your use of them and to continue to compete in Darts without risk of a testing breach.
If you are currently prescribed Beta Blockers (or other medication) and have not completed a TUE form, then you must do so IMMEDIATELY. Failure to do so may put you in breach of the relevant rules if selected for drug testing.
UK Anti-Doping Rules CLICK HERE
The Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
Process is a means by which an athlete can obtain approval to use a prescribed prohibited substance or method for the treatment of a legitimate medical condition.
Athletes should advise all medical personnel of their obligation to abide by the anti-doping rules of their sport and that any medical treatment received must not violate these rules.
When prescribed a substance or method, athletes should find out whether the medication is prohibited by checking the Global DRO. If the medication is not prohibited, athletes can start using the prescribed medication or treatment.
Players who are on prescribed medication need to check that their medication is not a prohibited substance, it is your responsibility SO ASK you can also fill in a T.U.E. FORM which is a Therapeutic Exemption Form CLICK HERE or by emailing us here at the PDPA and we will send you one [email protected]
Players may be concerned that if you have been prescribed medication for a medical condition it may affect your ability to participate in a Darts Event. Many prescribed drugs will not prevent you from competing, but some may. The key point is to contact the DRA at the Council’s registered address or E-mail or Tim Ollerenshaw [email protected] at the earliest opportunity so that you can compete without risk of failing a Drugs Test. He will provide assistance and support in how you should deal with matters. In urgent situations if you cannot contact him then you may contact UK Anti-Doping directly: CLICK HERE
Please note that it is an individual’s responsibility to ensure that he or she is safe to compete. The thrust of regulation and education is personal liability. If you are unsure about how a drug may affect your ability to compete fairly, seek advice before you start taking the relevant medication. The DRA is available to help and to maximise the chances of players being able to compete in events, not the other way round.
Letter to Players
Please CLICK HERE to see DRA Letter to players sent on 23rd April 2015 on anti-doping