Medical and Anti Doping Training Will Reduce Doping Temptations by Athletes, Coaches – Rugby President

Medical and Anti Doping Training Will Reduce Doping Temptations by Athletes, Coaches – Rugby President

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By Tolulope Oguntimehin

President of Nigeria Rugby Football federation, Dr Ademola Are has itemised the benefits of forthcoming level 1 medical and Anti -Doping training course in conjunction with Sports and Youth Development Academy, SYDA and African Sport Connect, ASC

The president while speaking to media in Abuja said Rugby is a contact sports so the tendency to want to be fit at all time is there which may lead to taking of substance that is banned by international rugby federation

‘we want to be proactive by not allowing anything to derail us,our medical personnel and athletes must be in tip top shape physically and psychologically’

“We are organizing Level 1 medical and Anti -Doping training course to prepare our medical personnel and athletes for any eventualities, knowing how challenging the sports can be and the tendency to want to take illegal substance. In view of this, we deemed it fit to educate these personnel who will also go back to their various zones and implement it in their treatment and training of athletes”

About 44 participants are expected to take part in the three-day programme that will see Nigerian based accredited facilitator; Doctor Rotimi Akinola and Mr Femi Ayorinde a World Anti-Doping Agency accredited Educator handling the course.

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