Anti-Doping Policy

SGA Anti-Doping Policy

The SINGAPORE GOLF ASSOCIATION has, on 19 Jan 2011, signed the Collective Policy thereby agreeing to at all times to:

1. Recognise and accept the Anti-Doping Singapore (ADS) as the National Anti-Doping Organisation designated by the Singapore Government as having the responsibility for all doping matters relating to sport in Singapore;

2. Accept the Anti-Doping Policy of Singapore and the ADS Anti-Doping Rules, both of which are established in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, as the basis for the fight against doping in sport;

3. Adopt the Anti-Doping of Singapore and the ADS Anti-Doping Rules either directly or by reference into our governing documents, constitution and/or rules and regulations, and which shall have binding force and effect on our Members and participants; and

4. Agree to observe, abide by and implement the provisions of the Anti-Doping Policy of Singapore and the ADS Anti-Doping Rules in respect of our affairs and activities.

SGA condemns the use of doping in sport. It recognises the right of all its Athletes to participate in a sport that is free from the misuse of drugs. SGA is committed to educate, inform and test, as appropriate, participants competing in golf in Singapore, and representing Singapore, so that it remains a drug-free sport.

It is a requirement of participation in the sport of golf that all its athletes, athlete support personnel and other persons under the jurisdiction of SGA comply with the Anti-Doping Policy of Singapore and the ADS Anti-doping Rules set out and published by SGA and ADS.

In testing its athletes, SGA is committed to handling the management of results in a confidential and accountable manner and to carry out disciplinary procedures where appropriate by the fair and independent process it has agreed with its members and with ADS, its appointed National Anti-Doping Organisation, for the collection of doping control samples. The disciplinary procedure for a contravention of these rules is published in full in the ADS Anti-Doping Rules.

ANTI-DOPING RULES
The Executive Board of the Singapore Golf Association has, on 19 Jan 11, adopted the ADS Anti-Doping Rules as SGA’s Anti-Doping Rules.

The ADS Anti-Doping Rules published by Anti-Doping Singapore (or its successor), as amended from time to time, shall take immediate effect and be construed as rules of the SGA.

APPLICATION OF ANTI-DOPING RULES
All Members, athletes, participants, staff and any other individual, paid or on a volunteer basis, who are under the jurisdiction of the SGA are bound by the Anti-Doping Rules of SGA and agree to abide by these Anti-Doping Rules.