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Members of the Chiefs Rugby Club have visited the Hamilton City Council this afternoon to meet with representatives and apologise in person for distress caused from comments made by players participating in a Chiefs training on Wednesday at Steele Park.

The two female parking wardens were present at the meeting along with Acting CEO Kelvyn Eglinton and other representatives from Hamilton City Council. During the amicable meeting the incident was discussed at length.

An apology was offered by player representatives on behalf of the Chiefs and was accepted by the Parking Wardens and their management.

The Chiefs accept full responsibility for the unacceptable language used at Steele Park on Wednesday and are deeply embarrassed at the ramifications caused by using this language amongst their peer group. The Chiefs sincerely apologise for the impact it has on those who support the organisation including sponsors, fans and the wider rugby community.

Having the opportunity to meet and discuss the issue openly clarified Wednesday’s incident from the perspective of both parties and the explanation provided by the Chiefs was accepted.

The incident was made public by a member of the community who approached media and not by the parking wardens themselves.

The issue has been dealt with to the satisfaction of both the Hamilton City Council and the Chiefs Rugby Club.

No further comment will be provided.  

The Gallagher Chiefs Summer Roadie kicks off on Thursday 19th January with an action packed itinerary.

The team were at a training yesterday at a public park where some team members had parked vehicles that received parking tickets.