x
x
x
x

Thu, October 24, 2019

Cardiff City find a “number of significant concerns” from its investigation into bullying

Cardiff City find a “number of significant concerns” from its investigation into bullying

Cardiff City Football Club has announced that a number of significant concerns were revealed from its internal investigation into claims of bullying which have been made against both current and former employees of the club, however no individuals or details have currently been named as the investigation forms part of a disciplinary process so specific details cannot be made public.

In January this year Craig Bellamy stepped down from his position as Under 18’s coach when Cardiff took the decision to investigate a claim of bullying that was made against him by a youth team player, who has since left the club. At the time Bellamy stated that he was saddened by the allegations and categorically refuted them but did not return to his position and has since taken up a position with the Anderlecht Under 21 team in Belgium.

The club has said that the investigation revealed an unacceptable coaching environment which was “magnified due to the lack of effective safeguarding processes being followed. Cardiff City Football Club regrets the impact this has had and any distress that may have been caused to those affected by the investigation process that has followed.” The club continued by assuring that robust changes will be implemented so that all young players will be protected at Cardiff City Football Club.

The club have stated that they remain in contact with all those who bought allegations of bullying against Bellamy and his colleagues which included accusations of bullying, abuse, intimidation and blatant favouritism by the coaching staff towards the young players, some of whom have left the club because of the treatment that they endured during their time in the academy. The club has thanked all those players, family members and staff members who have assisted with the enquiry which has allowed the club to address the failings so that similar instances can be prevented in the future.

You can read the clubs full statement here.

Share

Related News Articles

Wed, September 21, 2022

University of Toledo receives Title IX complaints over failures to address complaints against women’s soccer coach

The University of Toledo has received multiple Title IX complaints related to their failure to address complaints of sexual assault and emotional abuse that were made against women’s soccer coach Brad Evans. 

Read More

Tue, September 13, 2022

Ecuador face World Cup expulsion for alleged fake passport of player

Ecuador may be expelled from this years FIFA World Cup in Qatar after it was reported that one of their players allegedly falsified documentation as he was originally born in Colombia. 

Read More

Tue, August 09, 2022

La Liga blocks Barcelona from registering new players

La Liga has blocked Barcelona from registering the players that they signed this summer as the club does not have sufficient funds.

Read More