New Zealand Rugby (NZR) mentioned on Wednesday (Apr 27) that Allan Bunting has been appointed to the newly-created function of Manager of Culture and Leadership for the nationwide girls’s aspect following a evaluation of the “Black Ferns” crew tradition.
The evaluation mentioned some gamers and administration had complained of unfavourable experiences throughout the Black Ferns’ setting, together with situations of physique shaming, culturally insensitive feedback and favouritism.
Glenn Moore stepped down as coach earlier this month earlier than Wayne Smith was appointed director of rugby.
Former sevens coach Bunting has been praised for creating a brand new tradition and ethos throughout the girls’s sevens crew, who he led to Olympic gold in Tokyo final 12 months.
“(Bunting’s) on-field achievements are well documented but one of his great strengths is growing and supporting authentic, inclusive high performing environments that empower those within,” NZR’s high-performance girls’s manager Hannah Porter mentioned.
“We think his ability to work with the coaching, performance and other management staff to align their vision and goals will enable the players to really flourish.”
New Zealand will host the Women’s World Cup from Oct 8 to Nov 12. The event was pushed again by a 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source : channelnewsasia.com