September 12, 2006
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IRB Players Campaign for Drug-Free Sport

Players at the International Rugby Board (IRB) Women’s Rugby World Cup 2006 backed the IRB campaign for drug-free sport by participating in a Keep Rugby Clean Day last Friday in Edmonton, Canada.

All teams, referees and tournament staff wore special t-shirts emblazoned with the “Keep Rugby Clean” message, in reference to the IRB anti-doping awareness campaign run in partnership with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), to raise awareness and show their support of doping-free sport.

The IRB is one of the organizations to have adopted WADA’s Athlete Outreach Model, a program developed so that WADA’s key stakeholders are involved in delivering the anti-doping message to more athletes, in more parts of the world. The IRB and WADA have run several anti-doping awareness actions in partnership.

"Partnerships are key in getting to the grassroot level," said WADA’s Director General David Howman. "WADA congratulates the IRB on their ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the anti-doping issue."

Click here for the IRB press release.

Click here for more information on WADA Athlete Outreach Model. 

              

Players at the International Rugby Board Women's World Cup 2006 in Edmonton (Canada) show their support for keeping the sport drug-free.