If you are competing in the UK, no matter what level you are at, you can be tested in-competition and out-of-competition. Essentially, this means you can be tested any time, any place.
Players should feel prepared when notified that they are to be tested by doping control.
If you are selected for testing, you should take a representative with you for support. You should know your rights and responsibilities, including what may happen if you are unable to provide a sample.
It is recommended that you follow your normal hydration routines and that you follow the instructions given by the Doping Control Officer.
You should be prepared to provide details of any substances you have taken – this needs to be written on the Doping Control form.
Find out more about testing and player rights and responsibilities in the UK Anti-Doping Athlete Zone
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