British Powerlifting is unequivocal in its opposition to drugs in sport and strictly adheres to the IPF and the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code. All international lifters are required to register with the IPF and are included in their Out of Competition Testing Pool. In addition, competitors for British Championships are required to complete a 'whereabouts' form, as part of our new online application process, to enable OOC in the time period preceding the championships.
British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation to have WADA approved drug testing independently carried out.
In 2016 we conducted 100 anti-doping tests, all at our own expense.
Click on the link to view our Anti-Doping Policy
Anti-Doping Links and Athlete Resources
As a responsible athlete you must ensure that all medications that you are taking do not contravene anti-doping rules.
Please use the Global DRO and Informed Sport website to check the status of your branded medications and supplements. Follow the various links below to learn more about anti-doping in sport.
Global Drug Reference Online
Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances under the rules of sport based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, for products sold in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, United States and Australia. The system has the ability to check the status of branded medications and individual active ingredients as well as providing every search with a unique reference number for your records.
The Global DRO website can not be used to check supplements and It is estimated that supplements are the biggest cause of inadvertent doping in the UK.
For this reason we advise all athletes to avoid the use of Supplements. However should you choose to take supplements you can minimize your risk by only taking products that have been batch tested by informed sport.
Find out more about Informed Sport here..
Join our Anti-Doping Team
If you are passionate about keeping Powerlifting 'Drug Free', please consider joining our Anti-Doping Team by becoming a UKAD 'Accredited Anti-Doping Advisor'.
As an (UKAD) Accredited Advisor you play an essential role in informing athletes and their athlete support personnel (ASP) about the values of clean sport and important anti-doping information.
The programme is a free step-by-step learning module which explains the role of the Advisor, the principles of clean sport and all the essential anti-doping information Advisors need for the role.
UKAD Accredited Anti-Doping Advisors
Our UKAD accredited anti-doping advisors are listed below to give all members an additional point of contact within the organisation for anti-doping advice.
English Powerlifting Association
- Matthew Parker - England - South West - View Certification
- Alexandra Langberg - England - South West - View Certification
- Camille Holland - England - East Midlands - View Certification
- Catherine (Kitty) Burroughs - England - East Midlands - View Certification
- Russell Kirby - England - South East - View Certification
- Craig Wilkins - England - South East - View Certification
- Cameron Keyes - England - South East - View Certification
- Teneka Walford - England - South East - View Certification
- Paul Marsh - England - Greater London - View Certification
- Thomas Murray - England - North West - View Certification
- Kimberley Cowell - England - North West - View Certification
- Jim Dulling - England - Yorkshire & North East - View Certification
Northern Ireland Powerlifting Federation
If you have concerns about the behaviour of individuals, or have specific information regarding the use of prohibited substances, please let us know using the contact form below.
Our reporting form is anonymous, however for information to be considered credible and to allow for proper investigation, contact details should be included. The identity of those who submit information will remain confidential. Any information received will be held in the strictest confidence, and only be shared if necessary with the broader British Powerlifting Doping Control Team, before being escalated when appropriate.
Information received will be used to steer intelligence based testing and make more effective use of the resources allocated for doping control.