April 22, 2024

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The report reveals abuses within the New Zealand women's national team

The report reveals abuses within the New Zealand women’s national team

OrA report by the New Zealand Rugby Federation revealed a series of such abuses Bias, solitary confinement, body criticism and culturally insensitive comments against Māori and Pacific Islander female athletes Their women’s team.

Issues such as reporting on culture and leadership in high performance and selection “All Ferns”, released this Monday, is the result of a player named Te Kura Ngata-Erengamet. Coach Glenn Moore was accused of making inappropriate comments on Instagram last year.

The report, which contained 26 recommendations, noted that Te Gura’s concerns were shared by other veterans of Maori or Pacific Island descent in the United States. “Black Ferns”, world champions in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2017.

They “experienced similar behavior from various members of management ‘Admiration’, ‘out of touch’ and cultural insensitivity) or witnessed it or was told about it at the same time,” the text reads.

Following the release of the report, New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson said his federation Already received the document and will thoroughly examine it and implement the committee’s recommendations.

“Let no one doubt our commitment to advancing women’s rugby in this country. This report shows that we do not. Everything is fine and we apologize for not providing all the tools For our people to succeed,” Robinson said in a statement.

Robinson noted that a number of changes had been implemented since de Cura’s complaint, and last week it was announced that Wayne Smith would be joining. Coach to help coach Glenn Moore.

The 31-page report, based on interviews with 52 players, management members and staff associated with the team, 50 per cent of the “Black Ferns” athletes are Maori and 25 per cent Pacific Islander.

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