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.
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.
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.