Netball has 'nothing to hide' over lack of drug testing

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    Ian
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    summerhill3
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    While I tend to agree that netball is probably a clean sport, the fact that there has been minimal testing is a bit concerning. It’s not only a preventative measure, but a proactive one that keeps fingers from being pointed.

    It would be interesting to know how regularly players in the domestic NZ and Aust leagues are tested.

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    Fluffy
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    EN used to have drug testing at all competitions – I should know, as I was the first person drug tested by EN ever, at a regional tournament back in the day.  Why on earth that practice has changed is bizarre, especially if you think that they want it to be an Olympic sport, where drug testing is mandatory?

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    familjen
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    Don’t know why this is framed as an EN problem? It’s the UKAD that are not testing.

    Besides, at the international level there is testing.

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    boogieya
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    I am pretty sure Drug Testing still happens within the England setup:) seem to remember both Geva & Chelsea had to stay behind for testing while parents waited:)

     

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    TACTIXSUPPORTER
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    Pretty sure all ANZ players are tested

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    Iheartdiamonds
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    ASADA conducts testing for Australian athletes and SSN is subject to testing as are the Diamonds.

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    Iheartdiamonds
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    I remember at the WC2007, at the after party, we were all wondering where Sharelle was, she came in late cos she had to be drug tested. Maybe EN are a bit behind

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    summerhill3
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    Don’t know why this is framed as an EN problem? It’s the UKAD that are not testing.

    Besides, at the international level there is testing.

    It is a problem for EN – they should be doing everything they can with UKAD to ensure their players are part of a testing programme at SL level. It’s for the sport’s and the players’ protection as much as it is about prevention. When you’ve got muscular athletes, or athletes who come back from injury, it’s very easy for the finger pointing to start. Having a random drug testing program in place would reduce that substantially.

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    Bluebird
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