In support of the #PlayTrueDay, we launched a #HockeySpeaksup campaign as a part of WADA’s global #AntiDoping initiative.
Play True Day – a grassroots movement endorsed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – is dedicated to clean sport and is intended to raise awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about the global fight against doping.
This is the first time The Dragflick delivered WADA’s Legacy Outreach programme. The purpose of the campaign was to to assist the (FIH) International Hockey Federation’s mission in delivering sustainable anti-doping awareness programmes for their athletes.
“We are proud of our position as one of the top federations for anti-doping and want to remain at the top when it comes to being a clean sport,” said Jon Wyatt, Sport Director of FIH.
Take a look at how hockey coaches, players and veterans came together to share and discuss their views on anti doping and speak about the current anti-doping scenario in sports, the need for awareness about anti-doping among sportsmen, and the various effects of drug usage.
“It’s the moral responsibility of not only Coaches, Trainers and Parents but also the Society to educate everyone on how important it is to play any sport in any form without using any drugs.” Former Indian Men’s Team Coach Harendra Singh
“It is important to keep in mind that getting better, becoming a better athlete, or a better person does not have to be against all costs. Be aware that quick fixes & shortcuts are also hazardous to your mental & physical health.” Max Caldas
“Honestly, I have never understood how a Sportsman can cheat. Play Fair — these words should not be mere words, it should be a way of our life.” — Karol Śnieżek Head Coach, Polish Men’s Hockey Team
“Success via talent, hard work and natural abilities always outweighs success fabricated through lies and deceit.” — Olympian Dirkie Chamberlain (South African Women’s Hockey Team)
“It’s very important that everyone stays clean, so that the playing field is even. If you aren’t quite at the top of your game or where you want to be, simply work harder without cheating.” — Amy Robinson (Black Sticks Women’s Hockey Team)
“It is sad, as long as there has been competition, there have always been some who will break the rules to win.” — Ashley Morrison (Expert Sports TV Commentator)
“Stay Clean! Because, the real essence of sports is sacrifice and self – superation.” — Lucas Rey (Former Argentina Men’s Hockey Team Player)
“There are many more things that matter than one competition, even if your goal is to become an Olympic gold medallist. Stay true! Stay Clean!” — Olympian Rassie Pieterse (South Africa Men’s Hockey Team)
“If you want to encourage kids and youngsters to play a sport drug-free, you first need to be a positive example for them to follow.” — Joseph Hillyer (Polish Men’s Hockey Team)
“We play sports to show our unique talents, to share, to make friends and to have fun. But, honesty, dignity, fair play, respect and teamwork, makes all this possible.“ — Razie Rahim (Malaysia Men’s Hockey Team)
“Being truly honest with oneself is a good ritual. Your body is sacred, treasure it and cherish it, why do something or consume something that will hurt it.” — Fatin Shafika (Malaysia Women’s Hockey Team)
“Simply Compete Clean! It’s essential to keep the sport clean so that everyone has a even handed opportunity to compete and showcase their talents.” — Joel Van Huizen (Malaysia Men’s Hockey Team)
“Athletes should play the game fair and square without any involvement with drugs and abusive substances. Sports is meant to be pure. Let’s play it that way.” — Olympian Rizwan Junior (Pakistan Men’s Hockey Team)
“We must be able to showcase to the world the level of natural ability and skill, field hockey delivers.” — Olympian David Ames ( England & GB Men’s Hockey Team)
“We all have to be role models for other players, kids, fans and supporters. We most definitely need to keep the dark side away and display hockey in the most exemplifying way.” — 3x Olympian Shea McAleese (Blacksticks Men’s Hockey Team)
“We all have to be role models for other players, kids, fans and supporters. We most definitely need to keep the dark side away and display hockey in the most exemplifying way.” — Tobias Walter (Germany Men’s Hockey Team Goalkeeper)
“There is nothing more beautiful than keeping the integrity of the sport and ensuring that everyone follows through it in the most fair and healthy way.” —Olympian Vincent Vanasch (Belgium Men’s Hockey Team)
“Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport and fair play. Sports should be played fair and clean, so that in the end the best party wins.” — Olympian Matt Dawnson (Australia Men’s Hockey Team)
“Cheating is easy, but true athletes welcome the challenge of honest competition. The integrity of your success, is your legacy, present it with pride.” — Olympian Devohn Noronha Teixeira (Field Hockey Canada Men’s Hockey Team)
“Doping undermines the core values of any sport. Education and adherence of AD rules are essential for all athletes, regardless of their competitive level.” — Former Captain Kuhan Shanmuganathan (Malaysia Men’s Hockey Team)
“Young athletes, need to be supported & guided to build the life skills and core values for success without using unfair means.” — Takashi Yoshikawa ( Goalkeeper of the Japan Men’s Hockey Team)
“We are proud of our position as one of the top federations for anti-doping and want to remain at the top when it comes to being a clean sport.” — Jon Waytt ( Former England & GB captain and current FIH Sport & Development Director)