The sexism that lurks in dark recesses of Aussie sport explored

The sexism that lurks in dark recesses of Aussie sport explored

inde1 The sexism that lurks in dark recesses of Aussie sport explored
Nick Clark speaks to the author whose investigation of an AFL rape case could be named Sports Book of the Year

Among the provincial Australian Rules Football clubs one book is becoming required reading. Rather than a training manual or a tactical playbook, it is an investigative report into one of the darkest recesses of the game.

Following a string of sexual-abuse allegations about players from the Australia Football League and the National Rugby League over the past decade, journalist Anna Krien set out to explore an issue that has ramifications for sport on both sides of the globe. Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport, part courtroom thriller and part dissection of sexism in sport, is on the shortlist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, with the winner announced today.

“Community football clubs in Australia have engaged, although not the professional ones,” Krien tells The Independent. “Forward-thinking coaches have read it and got their boys to read it.”………. see more at :- http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-league/the-sexism-that-lurks-in-dark-recesses-of-aussie-sport-explored-9885682.html