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Statement: Rugby Canada High-Performance independent review

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TORONTO – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, released the following statement in response to the recently-announced independent review of Rugby Canada’s high performance programs.

AthletesCAN is encouraged by the independent review of Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs and the transparency demonstrated throughout the report. The first step in solving a problem is to acknowledge its existence and to evaluate it with honesty, sincerity and without any biases.

These findings illustrate a discouraging situation within the NSO, but we are encouraged by the report’s level of detail. We are optimistic that this can be a platform to transform the culture within the organization.

About AthletesCAN

AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world.  As the voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture. Follow us on social @AthletesCAN.

For more information, please contact: 

Alan Hudes

Manager, Communications & Sport Partnerships
AthletesCAN
Phone: 613-526-4025 Ext. 224
ahudes@athletescan.ca