Racism, sexism claims at South Bunbury Football Club leads to withdrawal of women’s team

An embattled Western Australian country football club has taken the “unprecedented” move of withdrawing its three-time premiership women’s team amid claims of racist and sexist behaviour within the club.

Key points:

  • Most of the club’s women’s team, along with its coach and assistant coach, have resigned in the past two weeks
  • It followed claims of sexist behaviour within the club and an on-field racial sledge
  • The team had to forfeit its weekend game but the club today withdrew it entirely from the SWFL

Almost the entire women’s team at the South Bunbury Football Club has now resigned halfway through the season in response to the alleged incidents.

In one such incident, a male club leader was forced to apologise after referring to being at a strip club during the women’s season launch.

It was alleged he said “he needed bigger pants” to contain his excitement at being in a room full of “pretty girls”.

Another flashpoint came in May where a rival player, Noongar man Hayden Yarran, was racially vilified by one of South Bunbury’s male league players.

Posted 16m ago16 minutes agoMon 20 Jun 2022 at 6:56am, updated 8m ago8 minutes agoMon 20 Jun 2022 at 7:04am



Author: Ivan Robinson