Athlete Standards

At Scottish Target Shooting we have expectations of athletes selected to represent STS at National and International Competitions, whether they be through the development squads run and managed by each AMG or the High Performance Programme managed in partnership with the sportscotland's Institute of Sport. These standards are in addition to the Code of Conduct document that every member of Scottish Target Shooting is expected to meet. These additional standards are outlined in the Competition Conduct and cover the following areas:

  • Anti-Bribery
  • Anti-Corruption (Sports Betting)
  • Anti-Doping
  • Anti-Fraud

Clean Shooting

Scottish Target Shooting endorses and supports clean shooting, recognising and following the British Shooting Anti-Doping policy which has been developed in partnership with United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) who in turn report to the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). The British Shooting Anti-Doping Policy can be found by visiting the British Shooting policies page.

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is the National Anti-Doping Organisation of the UK and is responsible for anti-doping in the UK. Its website includes education resources and provides information on anti-doping rules and procedures.

Other Important Information

Please note that certain athletes are selected for the National Registered Testing Pool (NRTP) which means that they need to provide whereabouts information for out-of-competition testing. If you are selected for the NRTP you will be advised individually and be given support with complying with the responsibilities.

It is important to remember, however, that any athlete – even those who are not members of the NRTP – can be tested at any time, both in and out of competition, and if you are notified that you are required to provide a sample you must comply. Refusal to provide a sample when requested is an anti-doping rule violation with a standard sanction of a two-year ban.

World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)

The WADA Prohibited List is amended annually but is subject to change from time to time. The list describes each prohibited class of substance with examples. The prohibited list comes into effect on 1 January every year and can be found on the WADA website.

Global Drug Reference Online

Global DRO allows you to check the status of registered medication, both prescribed and over-the-counter. Athletes of all levels should check any medication before they use it. Athletes should also advise their GP that they may be subject to testing so that this can be considered when considering any treatment. Please note that even if prescribed by a doctor, you should still check your medication on Global DRO and contact British Shooting immediately should the status of your medication be “Prohibited” or “Declaration required”.

Informed Sport

The Informed Sport programme provides further information about supplements for athletes and coaches. The manufacture of supplements is not controlled in the way that the manufacture of medicines is and extreme caution should be exercised before using a supplement. Athletes should consider their diet before using supplements and should realise that they are responsible for all substances that they ingest.