New Zealand girls’s long-serving coach Glenn Moore stepped down on Saturday, saying he didn’t agree with “deceptive allegations” made in opposition to him by a participant, which sparked a review into the team’s culture.
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) boss Mark Robinson apologised to the nation’s elite girls gamers this week after the evaluate discovered the governing physique had did not sufficiently assist the ladies’s high-performance programme.
The evaluate was triggered after nationwide group hooker Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate stated on social media in December that she had suffered a psychological breakdown after alleged crucial feedback from Moore.
NZR boss Robinson had backed Moore to proceed as head coach by means of the World Cup beginning in New Zealand in October, however Moore stated he felt the evaluate can be a distraction.
“I stay involved that the extended Cultural & Environmental Assessment continues to be distracting at a time when all focus must be on maximising efficiency,” Moore stated in an announcement cited by native media.
“I really feel it’s in one of the best pursuits of the group that I step down.”
Ngata-Aerengamate’s put up got here after the world champion Black Ferns misplaced 4 Exams in a row in opposition to England and France in November. The group had been out of internationals greater than two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I didn’t agree with the allegations she made, and so they have been deceptive. The put up offered no context and unfairly and inaccurately represented me as a coach and an individual,” Moore stated.
“My values and beliefs have been referred to as into query, and it was very disappointing not solely to me but additionally to my household,” he added.
Moore grew to become coach of the Black Ferns in 2015 and helped them win the World Cup in 2017.
NZR stated an additional replace on the group’s teaching construction shall be offered subsequent week.