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Kiwi teens in the sights of new anti-doping programme

Otago Boys' High School is the first college in the country to introduce students to a new programme designed to keep young athletes drug free.

Drugfree Sport NZ is rolling out the programme nationwide to educate students about the risks of taking supplements that could contain banned substances, personal responsibility, liability and how drug testing works.

Ryan Martin, coach of the school's 1st XV, says the lure of professional contracts can put teens under pressure to perform.

He says the programme "cleared up murky areas" for the students who attended the 45-minute presentation.

Drugfree Sport NZ is rolling out the programme to Auckland high schools in the next two weeks.

Otago Boys' High is the first school to roll out the programme, and Drugfree Sport hopes others will follow suit. Source: 1 NEWS


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