AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has admitted to not reading the report on female umpires and assault until it was leaked to the media.
AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has admitted to not reading the damning report on female umpires encountering sexual harassment and abuse in the sport until it was leaked to the media.
Last week, the Herald Sun published the 62-page “Girls and women in Australian football umpiring: Understanding registration, participation and retention” report, which found that women umpires have been subjected to a culture of sexual harassment from grassroots level through to the top elite of the game.
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The damning report was completed in August, but was only made public this month.
The AFL released a statement in response, declaring it will act on…