The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney from Monday 4 April 2016 to Wednesday 13 April 2016.The public hearing inquired into the experiences of men and women who were sexually abused as children in sporting clubs.
Findings for Case Study No. 39 are now available. View Report of Case Study No. 39: The response of certain football (soccer), cricket and tennis organisations of allegations of child sexual abuse.
1. The experiences of men and women who were sexually abused as children in sporting clubs;
2. The response of Tennis Australia, Tennis NSW and the New South Wales Institute of Sport to allegations of child sexual abuse by a tennis coach;
3. The response of Football NSW to allegations of child sexual abuse by a soccer coach;
4. The systems, policies, practices and procedures in relation to child protection and for receiving, investigating and responding to allegations of child sexual abuse promoted and implemented by:
a. Australian Olympic Committee
b. Australian Paralympic Committee
c. Australian Sports Commission
d. New South Wales Institute of Sport
e. Netball Australia
f. Little Athletics Australia
g. Surf Life Saving Australia
h. Football Federation Australia
i. Football NSW
j. Tennis Australia
k. Tennis NSW
l. Cricket Australia
m. Queensland Cricket
n. A local Queensland cricket club
5. Other related matters.