STATEMENT FROM VOLLEYBALL AUSTRALIA ON HANCOCK PROSPECTING PARTNERSHIP
Statement from Craig Carracher, President Volleyball Australia, relating to Hancock Prospecting partnership.
Hancock Prospecting has worked closely for almost 10 years with Volleyball Australia and our athletes. From humble years to medals at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World Championships, Mrs Rinehart’s sole focus has been on the welfare of athletes and the integrity of our sport, Australia’s most gender equal Olympic team sport.
Recent media comments attributing remarks from athletes in leadership positions from another sport raises frustrations and concerns for all Australian sports enthusiasts and especially within our sport. Mrs Rinehart’s selfless commitment to women’s sport deserves the accolades of our great sporting nation. For players and commentators to publicly criticise the business interest of the person who has stepped forward in wanting to genuinely help a sport through its challenges, is surprising.