Alliance South Belfast representatives have welcomed news revealed today that Ulster Rugby is to introduce behaviour classes for all its players.
The move follows a well-publicised rape trial earlier this year involving two players.
Councillor Kate Nicholl said: “I welcome Ulster Rugby’s decision to work with Women’s Aid to address the issue of sexual consent, their recognition that something must and should change is positive.
” However sexual consent is not just for elite sportsmen. These workshops should be reinforcing a point, not the first time key concepts are considered. The core issue remains that we do not have standardised Relationship and Sex Education in schools.
“If we as a society are to truly tackle issues such as sexual assault and toxic masculinity then these conversations must start earlier.”