Kerr and Matildas defend team culture after harassment claims

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Pulse-gh Oct. 11, 2021 2:31 a.m.

Kerr and Matildas defend team culture after harassment claims

The scandal comes after independent reviews found evidence of toxic culture and abuse in Australian women's gymnastics and hockey, while Swimming Australia this year set up an independent panel to investigate "unacceptable behaviour" dating back decades "We stand supportive of athletes who are able to come forward and report instances of inappropriate behaviour in their respective environments, and therefore welcome an independent review into this matter," they added.

But the team also made clear the current national team environment was safe, praising the "strong, professional, inclusive and supportive culture".

"I have spent more time with these players and these staff members than I have with my own family at times, and I have always felt at home and safe," she said..

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