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More outrage at WRU sexism and racism allegation

NEWS: The Premier Division Clubs that participate in the Premiership of the Welsh Rugby Union are astonished and appalled by the allegations of sexism, racism and misogyny levelled at the Union.


Former WRU employees made the claims as part of a BBC investigation that was broadcast earlier this week.

Charlotte Wathan, general manager of women’s rugby until her resignation last February, said offensive comments by a colleague left her in tears and feeling sick.

Another unnamed contributor said she contemplated suicide after her experiences of bullying and sexism at work.

Incidents of racism and homophobia were also alleged.

There have been calls for the dismissal of WRU chief executive Steve Phillips, who has said he is “shocked and appalled” by the issues highlighted by the BBC.

The Premier Division Clubs released a statement, where they concur with the stated aims of the WRU which include, “to increase participation opportunities by working with partners to deliver a diverse and inclusive rugby menu across all communities in Wales” and “to create, implement and develop a sustainable alternative rugby programme with inclusivity at its heart-a jersey for all”.


The statement added that teh clubs expect “swift and decisive action to be taken, in addressing these extremely serious and damaging allegations, that will eradicate this appalling alleged behaviour and provide a future that is access.”


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