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Norwich students become ambassadors for clean sport after anti-doping course

City College Norwich students with their Anti-Doping UK accredited advisors certificates, with lecturer Jason Fligg. Picture: CCN

City College Norwich students with their Anti-Doping UK accredited advisors certificates, with lecturer Jason Fligg. Picture: CCN

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Students in Norwich have become ambassadors for clean sport after completing an anti-doping course.

City College Norwich students Paige Sterry and Ben Brighton, who have completed the UK Anti-Doping trainig and are now accredited advisors. Picture: CCNCity College Norwich students Paige Sterry and Ben Brighton, who have completed the UK Anti-Doping trainig and are now accredited advisors. Picture: CCN

The 40 sports students from City College Norwich (CCN) took part in the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) course, which equips them to inform athletes - from amateur to elite - about the values of clean sport.

It is an area which is generally not covered by sports science students until degree level, but college staff opted to bring the learning forward.

Ben Brighton, a level three sports and exercise student, who hopes to pursue a career in coaching and youth development in professional football, said: “The course has shown me how easy it is for people to get stuck into the trap of using performance enhancing drugs. It happens a lot more than we realise.”

Jason Fligg, CCN sports science lecturer, said by taking the qualifications, the students would help “reduce the health risks to athletes and support the integrity of competitive sport”.

City College Norwich sports students Matthew Horne and Lizzie Dashley, who have both completed the UK Anti-Doping course and are now accredited advisors. Picture: CCNCity College Norwich sports students Matthew Horne and Lizzie Dashley, who have both completed the UK Anti-Doping course and are now accredited advisors. Picture: CCN


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