Both The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail have reported that New South Wales police are investigating complaints by two women who have claimed to be victims of inappropriate behaviour displayed by Greg Hodge.
Both publications have received the same message from the New South Wales police:
“New South Wales police are investigating a number of reports,” a police spokesman said.
“The investigation is in its infancy and police are assessing the information provided.”
“New South Wales police also urge anyone who believes they are a victim of a crime to report the matter to police who will investigate.”
The two women came forward independently reporting incidents which occurred when Hodge coached at the Aquadot Swim Club in the 1980s. It was reported that the two women were interviewed separately by the police this week.
The alleged actions took place when one of the women was 13 and the other was 15.
Hodge was the Head Coach at the New South Wales Institute of Sport from 1997-2002, the High Performance Director of Swimming Australia from 2002-04 and the Performance Manager at the Western Australian Institute of Sport from 2009-13.
He currently owns The Swim Factory which is a facility that runs small swim classes for youth six months to 12 years of age. Hodge also coached the National Age Performance Squad for the West Coast Swim Club from May 2014 up until he resigned from that position in November.