FITEQ re-emphasises commitment to clean sport on Play True Day

FITEQ re-emphasises commitment to clean sport on Play True Day

The International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) has re-emphasised its commitment to promoting clean sport by joining the sporting world in the celebration of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Play True Day.

FITEQ is a strong and active advocate for clean sport and is committed to being a role model for all teqball stakeholders on this critical area of the sport. FITEQ has been a Signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code since September 2020. This followed significant work by FITEQ, in collaboration with WADA, the ITA and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), to develop its anti-doping policies and procedures in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code.

FITEQ’s cooperation with these leading anti-doping organisations led to FITEQ’s adoption of a new anti-doping framework in 2020. This has been shared widely with all National Federations and clubs, as well as being outlined in a dedicated anti-doping section on FITEQ’s website. During the COVID-19 pandemic, FITEQ has promoted its anti-doping policies and procedures through regular online educational webinars for National Federations.

FITEQ Sport Director Matthew Curtain said, “FITEQ has benefited greatly from partnering with WADA, the ITA, GAISF and other stakeholders in recent years, and we’re delighted to join today’s celebration of Play True Day. Ensuring a robust anti-doping programme is an integral part of FITEQ’s strategic direction for the future of teqball. Our key focus at the moment is educating the teqball family on the importance of clean sport and ensuring all stakeholders fully understand their responsibilities. Looking ahead, promoting clean sport will remain a central part of the global development of our sport.”

Play True Day has been celebrated by the global sports movement since 2014, with stakeholders celebrating clean sport in April every year. Play True Day is intended to raise awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about the importance of protecting clean sport. The inspiration for Play True Day stems from a WADA-hosted Education Conference in 2013, which was attended by 17 South American countries. While the celebration started as a small South American initiative, last year, WADA’s digital and social media campaign reached over 50 million people with numerous individuals and organisations taking part from around the globe.

09 Apr 2021