The Angling Council of Ireland is registered with the Irish Sports Council and recognised as the body representing the sport of angling in Ireland. The ACI together with Coaching Ireland and the Irish Sports Council has developed its angling coaching and works programme in full compliance with the Irish Sports Council requirements.
Role of the National Governing Body
National Governing Bodies of Sport play a pivotal role in ensuring their membership are informed and educated about anti-doping rules, and ensuring that all anglers and angler support personnel participate in an environment that is drug-free and promotes the spirit of sport.
Each National Governing Body (NGB) registered with the Irish Sports Council has appointed an anti-doping officer who is the primary liaison person between the Anti-Doping Unit and the NGB. Dr. Brian Reidy has been appointed as ACI Anti-Doping Officer at this year’s AGM, he holds a PhD. Zoology, Post Doctoral Fellow (Level 1 and Level 2) and an BSc. Environmental Science . The Anti-Doping Officer has numerous responsibilities that they must undertake. These are listed in the following link to the Irish Sports Council. http://www.irishsportscouncil.ie/Anti-Doping/
The Irish Sports Council website has some excellent information, posters, wallet cards and learning tools, there is also a coaches section included. This is a great source of information for individuals, clubs, federations and coaches alike.
This anti-doping section also has information on World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Anti doping code. We have included CIPS Anti-doping rules and procedures for international angling competitions and all competitive anglers should make themselves aware of the contents.
The ACI Anti-doping Officer Brian Reidy may be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Mob 085 7339040 or through ACI office Irish Sports HQ National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.