WADA Prohibited List

AFL New Zealand supports WADA’s mission to to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport. Athletes in AFL New Zealand’s competitions must follow WADA’s guidelines and not use any items on the prohibited list.


WADA has now published the 2017 Prohibited List.This will come into force on January 1, 2017.

Points to note:
•    There are very few changes likely to impact on athletes use of common medicines.
•    The associated summary of modifications document is the easiest way to check for changes.
•    In all cases athletes must insist that anyone prescribing or administering medications check against the current Prohibited List but also take into account any change which may occur in the new year.
•    There are additional guidelines regarding the use of inhaled salbutamol, formoterol and salmeterol. Remember that there are restrictions on the use of these inhalers and you should discuss this with your doctor.
•    There are no changes to the List with regard to the use of Glucocorticoids (those proposed in the consultation version have notbeen accepted).
•    Be careful when being prescribed antibiotics that the drug Probenecid is not also administered. This drug requires a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) in advance for national level athletes but retro-active application is necessary for others if tested.

Please click on the links below for more information or contact Drug Free Sport New Zealand on 0800 DRUGFREE

2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes