Dana Johannsen reports at NZ Herald:
New Zealand’s national sport has been lambasted as a sexist institution and the “last bastion of chauvinism” after a report found women were excluded from decision-making at all levels of the game.
The NZRU has never had a female voice at the boardroom table, while of 194 board positions at provincial level, just five (two of which are on the Auckland Rugby Board) are taken by women.
The glaring imbalance prompted Dr Judy McGregor, in her former role at the Human Rights Commission, to launch a campaign late last year pushing for the inclusion of a female representative on the NZRU board.
I think diversity on a board is a good thing, and that includes sports boards.
However I do wonder what percentage of the 150,000 or so rugby players in New Zealand are women? Anyone know?
How many men have been on the board of Netball NZ? There appears to be one there at the moment. And what proportion of netball players are men?