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Protect The Game

The FA’s Doping Control Regulations protect the integrity of the game and help to safeguard players’ health. These rules ensure that no player can use a banned drug or treatment method to improve their performance. This keeps the game fair and free from cheating.

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Contact us for answers to your anti-doping queries.

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Applications and Grants

Apply online by filling this application form.



Academic department

Academic department will contact you to ensure that the programme you applied will meet your goals.


Our academic board will study your application.


You will receive an admission notification.


Have a personal interview with a member of the academic board.



What should I do if I’ve accidentally consumed a banned substance?

If you are worried you may have accidentally taken a prohibited substance, you should contact your club and The FA Anti-Doping team on 0800 149 1863 extension 4334 immediately.

What happens if I fail a test?

Failing a test constitutes an anti-doping violation and you will be asked to provide an explanation. You will be entitled to support from a PFA representative throughout the entire disciplinary process and at any subsequent hearings. If you cannot provide a sufficient explanation, you are likely to face sanctions.