Rugby Scrum in Change Rooms

One of my favourite stories from the Sports Rort Scandal was the granting of $500,000 to a Rugby Club in South Australia for Female change rooms, despite the club not having any women’s team!!!

Old Collegians Rugby Club, located in the Coalition-held marginal seat of Sturt in Adelaide (Chris Pyne’s old seat) used to have a female team but they quit over sexual harassment allegations in 2018. The club’s website states it is looking to “reinvigorate” the women’s team for the 2020 season. Not sure if that’s happened yet, but they’ll have lovely new change rooms to use….thanks to the Australian Taxpayer!

More info:

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/24/sports-grants-rugby-club-gets-funding-for-female-change-rooms-but-has-no-womens-team

Ch7: https://7news.com.au/news/sa/bridget-mckenzies-sports-rorts-scandal-hits-adelaide-rugby-club-c-663210

Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7922901/Adelaide-rugby-club-sports-rorts-scandal-gets-female-change-room-funding-no-womens-team.html

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