Alison Quigley

Canadian Gymnastics Coach Dave Brubaker struck off

"Disappointing twists and turns" 


Despite the fact that highly-esteemed gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker was found not guilty in the courts on charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation, the national governing body of the sport in Canada has taken decisive action and banned him from ever coaching again. An appeals process is in place and I’ll be commenting more on this story once that period has expired, at around mid-April 2021. Suffice to say that that this author believes firm action on this front sends an important message to athletes and the wider sporting community – that their welfare matters more than medals and club reputation. 


Meanwhile, for more background on the trial itself, held two years ago, here is footage from CBC Canada.