- Wellington (AFP) – The New Zealand women’s football team has emerged ” from a dark place” after a bullying scandal and is determined to make its mark at next month’s World Cup, striker Sarah Gregorius says.
- The national team, known as the Football Ferns, were in disarray last year, with many of the squad in revolt and refusing to play under coach Andreas Heraf.
- Heraf, who was in charge of the women’s team almost as an afterthought to his main role of New Zealand Football’s (NZF) technical director, was accused of creating a toxic environment of bullying, intimidation and harassment.
- it’s more just support, particularly off the back of what happened last year, knowing that the team has come from a bit of a dark place,” she said.
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