2015

Set out below are decisions handed down by the Football NSW General Purposes Tribunal and Appeals Tribunal (Tribunals).

Section 12.18 of the Football NSW Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations (adopted on 21 February 2013) allows Football NSW to disclose decisions of the Tribunals on its website subject to any confidentiality or any other legal requirements.

By electronically disseminating the decisions, Tribunals can better educate the football community about certain conduct, make precedent-setting decisions readily accessible, promote transparency and demonstrate accountability.

 

GPT

Reference/Party

Charge

Keywords

Outcome

GPT 15-03

Christian Pervan

 

Misconduct (Section 15.3(d) of the Football NSW Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations 2014)

Clauses 2.1, 2.2(b), (c), (d), (e) and/or (f) of the FFA Code of Conduct.

Spectator

Agressive/Ofensive Language

Spitting at a M/O

Guilty. (5 Years)

GPT 15-05

x

Misconduct (Section 15.3(e) of the Football NSW Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations 2014)

Spectator

Jumped Fence

Offensive/abusive Language

Guilty. (Suspension 4 fixtures)

GPT 15-05

x

Unsportsmanlike or unprofessional (Section 15.3 (e) of the Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour (Section 2.2(c) FFA Code of Conduct)

Offensive behaviour

Unprofessional Conduct

Guilty. (suspension 10 fixtures)

GPT 15-07

Luka Hrzina

Offensive, intimidating insulting or abusive language and / or gestures against or about a Match Official (Section 15.3 (d) Schedule 3, Table B, Offence Number 7, Football NSW Regulations)

Unsportsmanlike or unprofessional (Section 15.3 (e) Football NSW Regulations)

Coach

Insulting/Abusive Language

Unprofessional Conduct

Guilty. (Suspension 5 fixtures)

GPT 15-08

Emma Sloan

Offensive, intimidating insulting or abusive language and / or gestures against or about a Match Official (Section 15.3 (d) Schedule 3, Table B, Offence Number 7, Football NSW Regulations)

Unsportsmanlike or unprofessional (Section 15.3 (e) Football NSW Regulations)

Insulting Language

Unprofessional Conduct

Guilty. (Suspension 4 months)

GPT 15-11

Shane Duffy

1. Unsportsmanlike or unprofessional, disrepute (Section 15.3(b), (e) and/or (g) Football NSW Regulations and/or Clauses 2.1 and 2.2(c) FFA Code of Conduct)

2. Unsportsmanlike or unprofessional, disrepute, Offensive behaviour, Offensive, insulting or intimidating abusive language/gestures (Section 15.3(b), (e) and/or (g), 15.3(d), Schedule 3, Table B, Number 7 Football NSW Regulations Clauses 2.1, 2.2(c) and/or (f) FFA Code of Conduct)

3.Unsportsmanlike or unprofessional (Section 15.3(e) Football NSW Regulations)

Coach

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

Insulting/Offensive Behaviour towards M/O

Guilty. (Suspension 6 fixtures)

GPT 15-12

x

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Discriminatory behavior, Offensive behavior (Section 15.3(b) and/or (e) Football NSW Regulations and 2.1, 2.2(a) and 2.2(c) FFA Code of Conduct)

Discriminatory Behavior

Offensive/Insulting Language

Guilty. (Reprimanded)

GPT 15-14

Mohammed Mansour

Offensive, intimidating insulting or abusive language and / or gestures against or about a Match Official (Section 15.3 (d) Schedule 3, Table B, Offence Number 7, Football NSW Regulations)

Spectator

Insulting/Offensive Behaviour towards M/O

Guilty. (Suspension 4 fixtures)

GPT 15-14

Arncliffe Aurora

Misconduct (Section 15.3 (b) and/or (f) Football NSW Regulations)

Bringing the game into disrepute (Clause 2.1 and 2.2 (b), (c), (d) and/or (f), 2.3, 3.1 and 3.3 FFA Code of Conduct)

Club

Club Liabilty for Spectator Conduct

Not Guilty.

GPT 15-15

Dean Wright

Misconduct (Section 15.3 (b), (e) and/or (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Bringing the game into disrepute (2.1 and 2.2 (c) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike or Unprofessional Behaviour

Match Official

Offensive/Insulting Language

Not Guilty.

GPT 15-16

Karim Mouahbi

Technical Area (Section 2, Article 6(b) Football NSW Competition Regulations 2015)

Misonduct (Section 15.3 (d), (e), (f), (g), and/or (h) Football NSW Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations 2014)

Aggressive/Offensive Language towards M/O

Threatening/Intimidating M/O

Unsportsmanlike or Unprofessional

Disrepute

Guilty. (Suspension 2 years)

GPT 15-17

x

1. Serious foul play (Section 15.3(d), Schedule 3, Table A, R1 Football NSW Regulations)

2. Pushing, unsportsmanlike/unprofessional, Offensive behaviour, provocation of incitement of violence or hatred, intimidation of M/O (Section 15.3(d), Schedule 3, Table B, Number 3 and/or 15.3(e) and/or (g) Football NSW Regulations and/or Clauses 2.1 and 2.2(c), (d) and/or (f) FFA Code of Conduct)

3. Offensive, insulting or intimidating abusive language/gestures, Offensive behaviour, provocation of incitement of violence or hatred, Intimidation of M/O (Section 15.3(d), Schedule 3, Table B, Number 7 and/or 15.3(e) and/or (g) Football NSW Regulations and/or Clauses 2.1 and 2.2(c), (d) and/or (f) FFA Code of Conduct)

Player

Serious foul play

Unsportsmanlike or Unprofessional

Offensive Behaviour

Threatening/Intimidating M/O

 

Guilty. (Suspension 2 years)

GPT 15-19

Ahamd Al Waeli

Misonduct (Section 15.3 (e), (f), (g), and/or (h) Football NSW Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations 2014)

Discriminatory behaviour, Offensive behaviour(2.1, 2.2(a), (c) and/or (d) FFA Code of Conduct)

Racist Comments

Standard of Proof

Briginshaw Test

Not Guilty.

GPT 15-21

Glenmore Park FC

Misconduct (Section 15.3(b) and/or (f) Football NSW Regulations 2014)

Offensive Behaviour, Spectator Crowd Violence, Intimidation of M/O (2.1 and 2.2 (c), (d), (e) and/or (f), 2.3 and/or 3.1 FFA Code of Conduct)

Parts (a), (d) and/or (e) FFA Spectator Code of Behaviour

Threatening/Intimidating a M/O by word or action

Bringing the game into Disrepute

Failure to provide safe environment

Guilty. (Fine $2,000.)

GPT 15-22

Hassaniya Al Salihi

Contempt (Section12.15 (a)(iv) Football NSW Regulations)

Fixture/Time Suspensions (Section 14.4(3) Football NSW Regulations)

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Forgery and Falsification (2.1, 2.2 (g) FFA Code of Conduct)

4.3(c) FFA National Registration Regulations

Player

Playing whilst suspended

Falsifying Records

Misconduct and Misleading FFA and football NSW

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional Behaviour

 

Guilty. (Suspension 3 years)

GPT 15-25

Louis Duchesne

Red Card For Violent Conduct (Section 15.3 (d), Schedule 3, Table A, Number R2)

Misconduct (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Player

Disrepute

Aggressive/Offensive language towards M/O

Threatening/Intimidating a M/O

Guilty. (Suspension 5 years)

GPT 15-28

Sarah Yatim

Attacking or fighting with spectators, bringing the game into disrepute (Section 15.3 (b), (d) Schedule 3, Table C Number 2 and 3, (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

(Parts (d), (e), and/or (i) FFA Spectator Code of Behaviour)

Offensive Language

Reasonable Self-Defence

Not Guilty. (Warning)

GPT 15-29

Linda O'Neill

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour, Provocation or incitement of hatred or violence (2.1 and 2.2 (c), (d) and/or (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional Conduct

Player

Violent Conduct

Guilty. (Suspension 1 fixture)

GPT 15-29

Christina Palumbo

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour, Provocation or incitement of hatred or violence (2.1 and 2.2 (c), (d) and/or (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional Conduct

Player

Violent Conduct

Not Guilty.

GPT 15-29

Blacktown Spartans

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Misconduct of a team (Section 16.8 (a) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour, Provocation or incitement of hatred or violence (2.1 and 2.2 (c), (d) and/or (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Club

Misconduct

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional Conduct

Not Guilty.

GPT 15-29

Leena Khamis

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour (2.1 and 2.2 (c) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional Conduct

Player

Violent Conduct

Guilty. (Suspension 1 fixture)

GPT 15-29

Kylie Ledbrook

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour, Provocation or incitement of hatred or violence (2.1 and 2.2 (c), (d) and/or (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional Conduct

Player

Violent Conduct

Not Guilty.

GPT 15-29

Macarthur Rams

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Misconduct of a team (Section 16.8 (a) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour, Provocation or incitement of hatred or violence (2.1 and 2.2 (c), (d) and/or (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Club

Misconduct

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional Conduct

Not Guilty.

GPT 15-30

x

 

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Spectator (Parts (d), (e) and/or Parts (d) and/or (i) FFA Spectator Code of Behavior)

 

Unauthorised Entry to Field

Violent Conduct

Guilty. (Suspension 4 fixtures)

GPT 15-31

x

 

Misconduct and Disrepute (Sections 8.2 and 15.3 Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour (2.1, 2.2 (c) and/or (d) FFA Code of Conduct)

Offensive Behaviour

Early Guilty Plea

Entering Field Without Authorisation

Guilty. (suspension 7 fixtures)

GPT 15-32

Western NSW Mariners

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour, Provocation or incitement of hatred or violence (2.1 and 2.2 (c), (d) and/or (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Liabilty for Supporters and Spectators Conduct (2.3 and 3.1 and/or 3.2 FFA Code of Conduct)

Club Liability for Players and Spectators

Team Misconduct

Guilty. (Fine $1,000)

GPT 15-32

Zac Elkheir

Spectator (Parts (a) and/or (e) FFA Spectator Code of Behavior)

Misconduct, (Section 15.3 (b), (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Spectator

Offensive, Threatening and/or Inciting Violence

Guilty. (Suspension of 6 fixtures)

GPT 15-34

x

 

Misconduct, Unsportsmanlike (Section 15.3 (b) and/or (e) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour (2.1, 2.2 (c) FFA Code of Conduct)

Biting

Minor

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional Conduct

Not Guilty.

GPT 15-37

Spyridon Papadatos

Registration Period (Section 4.9(a) FFA National Registration Regulations)

Misconduct (Section 15.3(b) Football NSW Regulations)

Registration

Incorrect Data

Guilty. (Reprimand)

GPT 15-43

Kathy Notarangelo

Threatening or Intimidating M/O (Section 15.3(b) and/or (d) Schedule 3, Table B, Number 1 and/or (e) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive, intimidating insulting or abusive language towards M/O (Section 15.3(b) and/or (d) Schedule 3, Table B, Number 7 Football NSW Regulations)

Respecting M/O Decisions ((a) and/or (e) FFA Spectator Code of Behaviour)

Respect a Referee's Decision

Standard of Proof

Threatening M/O

Offensive Language

Guilty. (Suspension 4 fixtures)

GPT 15-44

Ali Sabra

1. Sections 2.1 and 2.2(g) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Section 15.3 (b) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

2. Sections 3.2(b)(ii), (c), and (d) of the Football NSW Competition Regulations and Sections 15.3 (d) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

3. Sections 2.1 and 2.2(g) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Section 15.3 (b) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

4. Sections 3.2(b)(ii), (c), and (d) of the Football NSW Competition Regulations and Sections 15.3 (d) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

5. Sections 2.1, 2.2(c), (d), and/or (k) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Sections 15.3(b), (d) Schedule 3 Table C Number 3 and/or 6, (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) of the Football NSW Competition Regulations

6. Sections 2.1, 2.2(c), (d), and/or (k) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Sections 15.3(b), (d) Schedule 3 Table C Number 3 and/or 6, (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) of the Football NSW Regulations

7. Sections 2.1, 2.2(c) and/or (f) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Sections 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (g) and/or (h), and/or 17.(a), (b)(i), (ii) and/or (iii) of the Football NSW Regulations

Falsification of Team Sheet

Social Media

Use of Suspended/Ineligible Players

Guilty. (suspended from Officiating until 31 December 2016)

GPT 15-44

Hassan Mansour

1. Sections 2.1 and 2.2(g) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Section 15.3 (b) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

2. Sections 3.2(b)(ii), (c), and (d) of the Football NSW Competition Regulations and Sections 15.3 (d) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

3. Sections 2.1 and 2.2(g) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Section 15.3 (b) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

4. Sections 3.2(b)(ii), (c), and (d) of the Football NSW Competition Regulations and Sections 15.3 (d) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

5. Sections 2.1, 2.2(c), (d), and/or (k) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Sections 15.3(b), (d) Schedule 3 Table C Number 3 and/or 6, (e), (f), (g) and/or (h) of the Football NSW Competition Regulations

Falsification of Team Sheet

Social Media

Use of Suspended/Ineligible Players

Guilty. (Suspended from Officiating until 30 June 2016)

GPT 15-44

Arncliffe Aurora FC

1. Sections 3.2(b)(ii), (d), and (e) of the Football NSW Competition Regulations and Sections 15.3 (d) and/or (e), and/or 16.10(a) of the Football NSW Regulations

2. Sections 2.1 and 2.2(g) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Section 15.3 (b) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

3. Sections 2.1 and 2.2(g) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Section 15.3 (b) and/or (e) of the Football NSW Regulations

4. Sections 3.2(b)(ii), (d), and (e) of the Football NSW Competition Regulations and Sections 15.3 (d) and/or (e), and/or 16.10(a) of the Football NSW Regulations

5. Sections 2.1 and 2.2(c), (d), (f) and/or (k) of the FFA Code of Conduct and/or Sections 15.3(b), (g) and/or (h) of the Football NSW Competition Regulations

Club

Use of Suspended/Ineligible Players

Falsification of Team Sheet

 

Guilty. (Suspended in 2016 and 2017, two year compliance Bond ($7,500)

GPT 15-45

x

Misconduct (Section 15.3 (b), Schedule 3 Football NSW Regulations)

Harassment, Offensive Behaviour, Abuse of Position (2.1 and 2.2 (b), (c) and/or (f) FFA Code of Conduct)

Referee

Unsportsmanlike

Intimidating/Offensive Material

Guilty. (Apologise & Complete Referee Course)

GPT 15-45

X

Misconduct (Section 15.3 (b), Schedule 3 Football NSW Regulations)

Harassment, Offensive Behaviour, Abuse of Position (2.1 and 2.2 (b), (c) and/or (f) FFA Code of Conduct)

Referee

Unsportsmanlike

Intimidating/Offensive Material

Guilty. (Apologise & Complete Referee Course)

GPT 15-45

x

Misconduct (Section 15.3 (b), Schedule 3 Football NSW Regulations)

Harassment, Offensive Behaviour, Abuse of Position (2.1 and 2.2 (b), (c) and/or (f) FFA Code of Conduct)

Referee

Unsportsmanlike

Intimidating/Offensive Material

Guilty. (Apologise & Complete Referee Course)

GPT 15-45

x

Misconduct (Section 15.3 (b), Schedule 3 Football NSW Regulations)

Harassment, Offensive Behaviour, Abuse of Position (2.1 and 2.2 (b), (c) and/or (f) FFA Code of Conduct)

Referee

Unsportsmanlike

Intimidating/Offensive Material

Guilty. (Apologise & Complete Referee Course)

GPT 15-49

John Tsakiridis

Misconduct, Suspensions (Section 15.3 (d) and 14.4 (e) Football NSW Regulations)

Forgery and Falsification (2.1 and 2.2 (g) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportmanlike/Unprofessional (Section 15.3 (b) and/or (e) Football NSW Regulations)

Unsportmanlike Conduct

Foul/Abusive Language

False Name

Guilty. (Suspension 5 years)

GPT 15-52

Quan Nguyen

1. Offensive, intimidating, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures (Section 15.3 (d) Schedule 3 Table A Number R6, Football NSW Regulations)

2. Offensive, intimidating, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures towards M/O (Section 15.3 (d) Schedule 3 Table B Number 7, Football NSW Regulations)

3.Threatening or intimidating a M/O (Section 15.3 (d) Schedule 3 Table B Number 1, Football NSW Regulations)

4.Punching, Kicking, Elbowing, Offensive Behaviour (Clauses 2.1 and 2.2(c), (d), (f) and/or (k) FFA Code of Conduct and Sections 15.3 (b), (d) Schedule 3 Table B Number 5, (g), and/or (h) Football NSW Regulations)

 

Intimidating and Threatening Behaviour against M/O

Punching M/O

Guilty. (Suspension 20 fixtures) 

GPT 15-57

Imperial Eagles Futsal Club

Ineligible Players (Section 3.2(b) and 6.8(i) Football NSW Futsal Competition Regulations and Section 16.10(a) Football NSW Regulations- Section 15.3(d) Football NSW Regulations)

Forgery and Falsification (Sections 2.1 and 2.2(g) FFA Code of Conduct and/or Section 3.3(b) and 6.8(f) Football NSW Futsal Competition Regulations, and, so, of Section 15.3(d) Football NSW Regulations)

Breach of Competition Rules

False Information on Prescribed Form

Guilty. (Bond $1,000, Points deducted)

AT

Reference/Party

Grounds for Appeal

Keywords

Outcome

AT 15-46

Ivan Bazina

Severity (Section 9.2(e) Football NSW Disicplinary Regulations)

Severity

AT upheld the appeal in part and dismissed in part

AT 15-48

Antonio Crecca

 

Decision was not reasonable open to a Body having regard to the evidence before the Body, Severity (Section 9.3(d) and (e) Football NSW Disicplinary Regulations)

Severity

 

AT rejects the appeal in part. (Penalty varied)

AT 15-54

Simon Lucas

Not afforded reasonable opportunity and Decision was not reasonable open to a Body having regard to the evidence before the Body (Section 9.2 (a) and (d) Football NSW Regulations.

Reasonable opportunity

Appeal dismissed

AT 15-58

Arncliffe Aurora

 

Severity (Section 9.2(e) Football NSW Disicplinary Regulations)

Severity

Appeal dismissed