Local footy club left redfaced and apologising to parents when underage players attended raunchy strip show.
Bayswater Football Club called an emergency meeting after parents complained about underage players being present when strippers performed an X-rated show at a club function, reports Herald Sun.
Angry parents say their under 16 players attended an evening with strippers organised by adults.
AFL Victoria has warned clubs to “meet the expectations of the community’’, and red-faced club officials have sanctioned players in the wake of the scandal.
The club has since changed the rules so no player aged under 18 can attend functions without a parent or guardian and promised to make a donation to breast cancer research.
Bayswater president Gary Galvin confirmed a stripper attended an under-19s function at the club, in view of several minors last month.
“It’s wrong that it happened,’’ he said.
“We’ve addressed it, we’ve made sanctions, we will make sure it never happens again.’’
“I believe they hired a stripper … we wish it didn’t happen but we have to move on,’’ Mr Galvin said, adding the playing group would face further penalties at a club meeting.
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