North Melbourne says incoming coach Alastair Clarkson will delay the beginning of his tenure on the membership whereas the AFL investigates allegations concerning Hawthorn’s remedy of First Nations gamers.
Clarkson — together with Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan and former Hawks participant improvement supervisor Jason Burt — was named in an exterior overview commissioned by Hawthorn into the remedy of First Nations gamers on the membership.
The overview doc was handed to Hawthorn’s senior administration two weeks in the past and is now with the AFL integrity unit.
Clarkson coached Hawthorn from 2005 to 2021.
“The North Melbourne Soccer Membership is conscious of significant historic allegations made towards people who labored on the Hawthorn Soccer Membership, together with incoming North Melbourne coach Alastair Clarkson,” a North Melbourne assertion learn.
“The issues raised are actually with the AFL’s integrity unit and Alastair welcomes the chance to co-operate with any investigation referring to the claims.
“Alastair was on account of begin work with North Melbourne on November 1, nevertheless he’ll delay the beginning of his tenure to permit time to totally take part within the investigation.
“Given the issues raised are confidential and the investigation is ongoing, the membership won’t present any additional remark at the moment.”
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