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Drug Free Sport New Zealand

Drug Free Sport New Zealand

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) is an independent Crown Entity originally established by the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency Act 1994, and is continued by the Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006. DFSNZ is responsible for implementing and applying the the World Anti-Doping Code in NZ.

Tough new anti-doping rules came into force on January 01 2015 which will see athletes who use performance enhancing drugs face longer bans from all sport. Changes have been made to New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules to reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.

New Zealand Sports Drug Agency Act 1994

Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006

Tough new anti-doping laws to come into force

DFSNZ receives public funding through Vote Sport and Recreation and is accountable for its performance to the Minister for Sport and Recreation and to Parliament. 

Organisation details

  • Chair – Warwick Gendall
  • Executive Director – Graeme Steel

Contact details

  • info@drugfreesport.org.nz
  • Tel (09) 582 0388 or 0800 Drug Free (0800 378 437)
  • Postal Address - PO Box 17 451, Greenlane, Auckland 1546

All members of the board are appointed by the Minister for Sport and Recreation. The board will consist of no more than five members.

Board Membership (expiry of term in brackets):

  • Warwick Gendall – Chair (July 2018)
  • Sarah Ulmer (July 2017)
  • Timothy Castle (July 2018)
  • Stephen Cottrell (July 2017)
  • Dr John Mayhew (July 2018)

Related links

Drug Free Sport New Zealand Annual Report 2016

Drug Free Sport New Zealand Statement of Intent 2014/2018

Drug Free Sport New Zealand website

Crown Entities Amendment Act 2004 (with amendments)

Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006