Hawthorn hit by ‘disturbing allegations’ from Indigenous gamers
The exterior overview has not but been launched, however the ABC on Wednesday reported allegations contained in it, together with that the membership demanded some First Nations gamers break up from their companions and stay individually from their household. In a single incident a participant and his companion have been allegedly pressured to terminate a being pregnant to additional his profession, the ABC reported.
The ABC has spoken to 3 households who allege they have been mistreated.
The membership commissioned exterior First Nations consultants to liaise with present and former Indigenous gamers to find out about their expertise on the organisation.
“This vital work has raised disturbing historic allegations that require additional investigation. Upon studying of those allegations the membership instantly engaged AFL Integrity as is acceptable,” Hawthorn stated in an announcement on Wednesday.
The membership stated the method indicated the present surroundings was “culturally protected” however advisable a number of the membership’s First Nations coaching and improvement applications ought to proceed to be strengthened.
Australia’s Girls’s Minister Katy Gallagher advised the ABC on Wednesday morning it was “very distressing”.
“Nicely, I’ve solely simply seen some stories, however clearly … [it’s] very distressing,” she stated.