Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Gymnastics Abuse

I've been working for weeks on an investigation into allegations of bullying at Leeds Gymnastics Club and I greatly admire the bravery of the parents who've spoken out on this story

The mother of a former elite gymnast says he was bullied by a coach there. Suzanne says her son was regularly stood against the wall and shouted at by the coach when he was 8 years old and it’s had a lasting impact on his mental health. Leeds Gymnastics Club says safeguarding and well-being of all gymnasts is of paramount importance.

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent that Nile speaking out gave this child gymnast the feeling that he could also report abuse. I hope many things will change now and that the gymnasts will recover their self confidence.. Just as important I hope the coaches learn to teach with positive encouragement.