In mid-2022 British Taekwondo embarked on a programme to become 100% compliant under the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Assurance Framework.
Following initial liaison with GB Taekwondo (who are already 100% compliant) the British Taekwondo Board made several commitments to achieving the target of 100% by fully adopting the UKAD Rules and Code.
In support of this target, the Board also appointed Matthew Barnes to be the Board Anti-Doping Lead, supported by Dafydd Rowlands, Development Manager, as its UKAD Point of Contact and Tom Stammer, Health & Safety Advisor as the British Taekwondo Anti-Doping Lead. These nominees have now successfully completed UKAD and WT Anti-Doping Training Courses.
Since these appointments, significant progress has been made in providing information and data to the UKAD Assurance Portal and we are very pleased to say that as of Wednesday 12th October British Taekwondo is now 55% fully compliant, with the remaining 45% of the information and data submitted to UKAD and currently under their review.