AFL "wasn't quick enough to act" on Goodes booing: Hosch

SEN - Thu, 13th Jun 2019 - 0 Comments

AFL General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy Tanya Hosch believes the industry didn’t handle the treatment of Adam Goodes very well.

Hosch’s tenure at the AFL began in 2016, so she didn’t personally oversee the Goodes booing situation, but was involved in writing the AFL's apology in response to The Final Quarter documentary.

She believes the film has enabled the AFL to reflect on their handling of the situation at the time.

“I don’t think this industry covered itself in glory,” Hosch told SEN Breakfast.

“I don’t think the industry was quick enough to act.

“I recognise all the challenges and I recall the debates at the time because I was working with Adam through the Recognise campaign so I was following what was going on but certainly it remains unfinished business.

“I think that what this documentary has done has actually given us an opportunity to reflect and I think that was really important for us to do.”

The Final Quarter documentary will be aired on Channel 10 at a later date this year.

Hear Tanya Hosch on SEN Breakfast in the player below.