IRFU is not sexist, says Greg McWilliams, after unnamed player expresses concerns in Telegraph article | Rugby Union News
An unnamed participant raises issues of sexism inside Irish Rugby Soccer Union, alleging within the Telegraph that gamers had been denied protein dietary supplements and that change from white to blue shorts completed with out correct session; Eire coach Greg McWilliams says IRFU will not be sexist
Final Up to date: 14/04/23 7:55am
Eire girls’s head coach Greg McWilliams doesn’t imagine the Irish Rugby Soccer Union is a sexist organisation.
An unnamed player expressed concerns in a Telegraph newspaper report, with the IRFU likened to an “old boys club”.
McWilliams, who was appointed in December 2021, mentioned most points outlined within the story had been “historic” and defended the IRFU’s method to girls’s rugby.
“No, after all not,” mentioned McWilliams when requested if he believed the IRFU was sexist. “What occurred beforehand, I can not cease individuals speaking about… Speaking about issues traditionally, we won’t management exterior noise.
“It is an attention-grabbing article but it surely’s practically irrelevant at this stage. We’re shifting ahead and now we have an important plan, we have got good sources. I completely imagine within the course we’re getting in and so do the gamers.”
Among the many allegations made by the nameless participant had been that gamers had been denied protein dietary supplements as they ready for final summer time’s tour to Japan and that the change from white to blue shorts over interval issues was completed with out correct session with the squad.
The nameless participant additionally alleged squad members learnt they had been dropped through e-mail, with some omitted from mailing lists.
The IRFU has disputed claims made within the article in an announcement to the Telegraph.
“Any goal observer wouldn’t come to the conclusion that the IRFU will not be doing its utmost to turning into a extra welcoming and inclusive organisation,” it mentioned.
Concerning the allegation about protein dietary supplements, McWilliams mentioned: “We be taught on a regular basis, we now have a full-time nutritionist in Emma Brennan, who’s sensible. We did not have one earlier than.
“I simply suppose that if that is one thing that I did improper, I am not conscious of it and I am going to personal that, however once more, we’re all the time making an attempt to evolve and get higher. So I should be higher and be up to the mark like that.”
Eire play Italy within the Ladies’s Six Nations on Saturday on the lookout for their first win of the event following defeats to Wales and France throughout the opening two rounds.