Banned performance enhancing drugs in Australian football

After a year of investigation, the Australian Crime Commission [ACC] has reported “widespread” doping in professional and amateur athletes from Australia.

Multiple NRL clubs and 2 AFL clubs are suspected and will have to consult with the ACC and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority [ASADA] over the coming months.

Spokesperson of the report, federal  Justice Minister Jason Clare, stated “we’ve given the names of the clubs to both the NRL and AFL” and “it will be up to the clubs to put their hand up and say ‘yes, we are one of those clubs that are affected by the investigation’.”


Ransom, I. 2013. Australian football, rugby league clubs under drugs cloud. Reuters. Accessed on 11th February 2013 from