England Hockey was accused on Tuesday of a “shocking abuse of power” and a national governing body “riddled with institutional and structural bias” after a midlands club won its appeal against a 12-month suspended ban for breaching the sport’s code of conduct.
Charges had originally been brought against Barford Tigers after complaints in 2019 by Yardley HC and City of Birmingham HC that related to sexism and harassment offences.
Last year England Hockey’s disrepute panel handed the club a 12-month suspension, suspended for two years.
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