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Sports Club Sexual Abuse: Make A Claim

Sports clubs are supposed to provide a safe space for young people to exercise and practice extracurricular activities with friends. However, coaches who run these sports clubs can abuse their positions of power and subject children and teenagers to sexual abuse. 

Many young people who experience sports club sexual abuse may not realise that what happened to them was wrong until they’re older, or they may suffer in silence for many years, worried about speaking about their experiences as sports coaches are often highly respected pillars of the community. 

In May 2024, former karate champion and sensei in charge of the Karate Union of Great Britain  (KUGB) Andrew Sherry, was jailed for two years after being found guilty of sports club sexual abuse.  Sherry, now 80 years old, founded the Red Triangle Karate Club in Everton before retiring in 2022. 

Sherry was viewed by his students as a ‘hero’; this level of status and respect from those around him allowed him to lure his victims in and sexually assault them. Andrew Sherry was found guilty of indecent assault on a child under 16, related to an offence in the 1980s and four counts of sexual assault of a male, relating to offences against an 18-year-old in 2012.

Make A Claim for Sports Club Sexual Abuse 

If you experienced sports club sexual abuse as a child, we are here to help you get justice. At Abuse Claims UK, we are experienced in handling sensitive cases such as sports club sexual abuse. Whether you were subject to sexual abuse by a football coach, dance teacher, karate teacher, or any other sporting club figure, we can help you get compensation.

If you are a parent of a child who has experienced sports club sexual abuse, you can also make a claim on behalf of them. Find out how it works here

If you have any questions or want to discuss your potential claim, please get in touch with one of our dedicated solicitors on 0151 242 5111 or email us in complete confidence at [email protected].