South Bunbury Football Club racism and sexism allegations probed in private report

A Western Australian national football league has been ordered to have female representation on its board and bring in an Indigenous welfare officer after allegations of racism and sexism in the league one of his clubs.

The WA Football Commission has completed an investigation into South Bunbury Football Club, which operates as part of the South West Football League, after the women’s team left three times.

It was sparked by an on-pitch racial vilification incident in May when a player from South Bunbury Football Club’s men’s team uttered a racial slur towards a Noongar man from the rival team.

South Bunbury women’s coach Maxwell Jetta, who is a Noongar man and cousin of former AFL players Lewis and Neville Jetta, resigned after the incident, saying he was disappointed with the way his club handled it managed.

Several other incidents led to the abandonment of the entire women’s team.

Report not made public

The report was delivered in person to the South West Football League on Thursday afternoon and a press release was issued late Friday evening.

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