The All India Football Federation (AIFF), in collaboration with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), is set to conduct Anti-Doping Awareness Workshops for all footballers, along with the support staff of all clubs taking part in the Hero Indian Super League and the Hero I-League.
The Mass Athlete Awareness Program Against Doping, which is a NADA educational programme, is set to be a regular fixture from 2019-20 onwards. The NADA-designed programme will be introduced to Indian Football for the first time, and will be held on Saturday, November 23 in Bellary, and on Sunday, November 24 in Bengaluru. The workshops will get underway this month.
The programme has been created in order to spread anti-doping awareness among sportspersons and support staff, including all the stakeholders in the Indian Football community, with the aim of decreasing the incidences of doping amongst the Indian athletes and promote fair play.
With a higher awareness about anti-doping, India can take the important step towards eradicating doping from the beautiful game.