Pauw, a former Dutch athlete, claims to have been physically abused

Pauw, a former Dutch athlete, claims to have been physically abused

Pauw, a former Dutch athlete, claims to have been physically abused
  • Vera Pauw says she was sexually abused by three men employed within Dutch football when she was a player.
  • Former Netherlands international played for her country from 1984-1998.
  • 59-year-old is now the Ireland women’s national team coach.

Previous Netherlands global Vera Pauw said on Friday she was physically mishandled by three men utilized inside Dutch football when she was a player, which she has as of late answered to the police feeling that she got no help from the Dutch FA (KNVB).

The 59-year-old Pauw, who is currently the Ireland ladies’ public group mentor, played for the Netherlands from 1984-1998. She then, at that point, started her training profession with Scotland ladies’ group, moving to mentor the Netherlands in 2004 for a very long time.

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“For a long time I have left well enough alone from the world, from my family, from my partners… furthermore, I can now acknowledge, from myself,” Pauw wrote in a proclamation distributed on Twitter.

“Indeed, even those nearest to me have not known about the assault I persevered because of an unmistakable football official when I was a youthful player. Later two rapes by two different men were added to this record.”

Every one of the three men was utilized inside Dutch football at the hour of the episodes, Pauw said.


Pauw added that main those she trusted have known about the “orderly sexual maltreatment, maltreatment of force, harassing, terrorizing, disconnection and outlining” she was presented to as a player and mentor in Dutch football.

“For the past number of years I have attempted to have my case heard in a fair and only way by the football experts in the Netherlands yet without much of any result,” Pauw said.

“I can never again share the quietness.”

Pauw said she made five reports to the Dutch FA and has as of late announced her assault and rapes to the Dutch police.

“That as of now feels like the start of the end for me however I realize there will be more sorrow to come.

“Yet, (I) additionally trust that other youthful footballers and mentors who were presented to anything like (what) I endured will currently feel sufficiently courageous to approach and share their accounts.”


The Dutch FA said in an explanation shipped off that it was told by Pauw of her encounters last year, and along with her had chosen to begin a free examination.

“This examination has shown that the KNVB ought to have done various things in an unexpected way. Tragically, Vera in the past has been stood up to with various blunders of judgment and destructive comments by (previous) workers,” it said.

The KNVB added that the report additionally showed it had neglected to sufficiently answer the first signals connecting with sexual maltreatment given by Pauw in 2011.

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In any case, as per the KNVB, during last year’s examination Pauw had made it clear she would have rather not circled back to the claims about sexual maltreatment.

“We regarded that decision. Our aim was to safeguard Vera”, the KNVB said. “Be that as it may, we ought to have picked an alternate way.”


The KNVB said it would attempt to carry out the proposals given in the report and would attempt to resolve a type of pay for Pauw.

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