2014

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

Case

Respondent

Keywords

Outcome

GPT 14-01

Christopher Hatfield

Offensive Behaviour (Section 2.2(c) and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Misconduct, Unsportsmanlike, Disrepute (Section 15.2(b), (d), (e), (f) and (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive Behaviour

Violent Conduct

Unprofessional Conduct

Guilty.

GPT 14-02

Greater Western Sydney Vikings

Offensive behaviour, Spectator crowd violence (Sections 2,2(c), (d), (e), and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Non-financial Conduct, Team Misconduct (Sections 15.2(b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and 16.8(a)(iv) Football NSW Regulations)

Violent Conduct

Team Misconduct

Bringing the game into Disrepute

Guilty. (Bond $500)

GPT 14-02

Sydney City Eagles Futsal Club

Offensive behaviour, Spectator crowd violence (Sections 2,2(c), (d), (e), and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Non-financial Conduct, Team Misconduct (Sections 15.2(b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and 16.8(a)(iv) Football NSW Regulations)

Violent Conduct

Team Misconduct

Bringing the game into Disrepute

Guilty. (Bond $500)

GPT 14-03

South Coast Taipans Futsal Club

Offensive behaviour, Spectator/Crowd Violence, Intimidation(Sections 2,2(c), (d), (e), (f), (k), 2.3 and 3 FFA Code of Conduct)

Non-financial Conduct, Team Misconduct(Sections 15.2(b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and 16.8(a)(iv) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive/Violent Behaviour

Disrepute

Unprofessional/Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Guilty. (Competition points and Bond of $750)

GPT 14-03

Sutherland Shire Futsal Association

Offensive behaviour, Spectator/Crowd Violence, Intimidation(Sections 2,2(c), (d), (e), (f), (k), 2.3 and 3 FFA Code of Conduct)

Non-financial Conduct, Team Misconduct(Sections 15.2(b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and 16.8(a)(iv) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive/Violent Behaviour

Disrepute

Unprofessional/Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Guilty. (Competition points and Bond of $750)

GPT 14-05

Rockdale City Suns

Offensive behaviour, provocation/incitement of violence, spectator/crowd violence, Liabilty for supporters (Sections 2.2(c), (d), (e), (k), 2.3 and 3 FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike, disrepute, breach of FFA rules and regulations (Sections 15.2(b), (d), (e), (f), (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Flare

Supporters

Offensive Behaviour

Issued with a formal warning

GPT 14-06

Graeme Forbes

Discriminatory/Offensive behaviour, (Sections 2.2(a) to (d) and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Misconduct, Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Disrepute(Sections 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f) and (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Discriminatory Behaviour

Offensive/Violent

Disrepute

Unprofessional/Unsportsmanlike

Guilty.(Share costs equally)

GPT 14-06

Sime Krslovic

Discriminatory/Offensive behaviour, (Sections 2.2(a) to (d) and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Failure to Comply with a Determination, Contempt, Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional (Sections 9.3 (c), 12.15 (a) (iv), and 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f) and (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Discriminatory Behaviour

Intimidating/Offensive/Provocative/Violent

Disrepute

Unprofessional/Unsportsmanlike

Guilty.(Share costs equally)

GPT 14-10

X

 

Unsportsmanlike, Disrepute (Sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (g), (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Disrepute

Unprofessional/Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Guilty. (Suspension 12 Months + 12 Months & Fine $500)

GPT 14-11

Goran Sivric

Offensive behaviour, provocation/incitement of hatred or violence, intimidation of MO (Sections 2.2(c), (d), (f) and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Match Official Fees (Section 6.4(d) Football NSW 2014 Competition Regulations)

Breach FFA rules, unsportsmanlike/unprofessional, disrepute (Sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (g), (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Failure to attend hearing

Unprofessional/Unsportsmanlike

Offensive/threatening conduct

Guilty. (Suspension of 16 weeks & Suspension of 12 competition fixtures in 2015 season. Fine of $500)

GPT 14-17

Barry Walker

Harassment, Offensive behaviour, Spectator Crowd Violence, Corruption(Sections 2.2(b), (c), (f), and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Disrepute(sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (g), (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive/Intimidating behaviour

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional behaviour

Guilty. (Pay Costs of Tribunal)

GPT 14-17

Bradley Walker

Harassment, Offensive behaviour, Spectator Crowd Violence, Corruption(Sections 2.2(b), (c), (f), and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Disrepute(Sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (g), (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive/Intimidating behaviour

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional behaviour

Guilty. (Pay Costs of Tribunal)

GPT 14-18

Nepean FC

Harassment, Offensive behaviour, Intimidation of M/O (Sections 2.2(b), (c), (f) and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide safe environment, Disrepute(Sections 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive/Intimidating behaviour

Failure to provide safe environment

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional behaviour

Disrepute

Guilty. (Fine $2,000 (halved) & Good behaviour bond of $1,000)

GPT 14-19

Mr XXX

Harassment, Offensive behaviour(Sections 2.2(b), (c), (d) and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Disrepute(Sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (g), and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour

Spitting

Misleading a Body

Guilty. (Suspension 10 fixtures)

GPT 14-21

X

Discriminatory, Harassment, Offensive behaviour(Sections 2.2 (a), (b), (c), and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Disrepute(Sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (g), (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Discrimination

Disrepute

Balance of Probabilities

Intimidating

Guilty. (Suspension 6 fixtures)

GPT 14-23

Brett Wallin

Harassment, Offensive behaviour, provocation/incitement of violence(Sections 2.2(b), (c), (d) and (k) of the FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, failure to provide a safe environment, Disrepute(Sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive language

Intimidation

Threatening behaviour

Not Guilty.

GPT 14-23

Matthew Constantini

Harassment, Offensive behaviour (sections 2.2(b), (c), and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Disrepute (sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (g), (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive language

 

Not Guilty.

GPT 14-27

Nathan Percevski

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide safe environment, Disrepute(Sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

(sub-sections (d), (e) and (i) FFA Spectator Code of Conduct)

Damage to property

Injure the Reputation and Goodwill

Guilty. (Pay for repair)

GPT 14-27

Tony Percevski

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide safe environment, Disrepute(Sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

(sub-sections (d), (e) and (i) FFA Spectator Code of Conduct)

Damage to property

Injure the Reputation and Goodwill

Guilty. (Pay for repair)

GPT 14-28

Hilary Coolican

Harassment, Offensive behaviour, Intimidation, Provocation of violence, (2.2(b), (c), (d), (f) and (k) and 6.1 FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide safe environment, Disrepute(15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Unprofessional conduct

Intimidating a M/O

Contempt

Guilty. (Suspension 12 weeks & $150 fine)

GPT 14-31

Tim Kapsimalis

Offensive behaviour, Incitement of violence (2.2 (c), (d) and (k) FFA Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, failure to provide a safe environment, Disrepute (Sections 15.3(b), (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) 
Football NSW Regulations)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

Offensive/abusive

Inciting Violence

Guilty. (Suspension 12 months)

GPT 14-31

Guy Wynne

Spectator (Sub-sections (d), (e) and (i) FFA Spectator Code of Conduct)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, failure to provide a safe environment, Disrepute (Sections 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive/abusive

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

 

Guilty. (Suspension 6 months)

GPT 14-31

Sydney Olympic

Failure to provide a safe environment, Disrepute(Sections 15.3 (f), (g), and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Safe Environment

Disrepute

Not Guilty.

GPT 14-31

Central Coast Mariners Academy

Failure to provide a safe environment, Disrepute(Sections 15.3 (f), (g), and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Safe Environment

Disrepute

Not Guilty.

GPT 14-33

Jamisontown FC

(Section 4.1(b) Football NSW 2014 Champion of Champions Regulations, Section 15.3(d) Football NSW Regulations)

Unregistered Players (Section 16.9 Football NSW Regulations)

Ineligible player

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

(Good behaviour bond of $1,000, ineligible to nominate over 45 team in 2015 & to bear costs associated with GPT hearing)

GPT 14-34

Peter Spathis

Misconduct, Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide a safe environment, Disrepute(Sections 15.3(d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Use of offensive, intimidating insulting or abusive language and / or gestures against or about a M/O (Schedule 3, Table B, Number 7 Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive language

Unprofessional Conduct

Property Damage

Not Guilty.

GPT 14-36

Claudio Nobrega

Offences Against a M/O (Section 15.3 (d), Schedule 3, Table B, Numer 1,3 & 7 Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive language against M/O

Threatening/Intimidating a M/O

Pushing

Guilty. 

GPT 14-37

Sutherland Shire Futsal Club

Unprofessional/unsportsmanlie, Disrepute, spectator crowd violence, supporter conduct (Sections 15.3(e) and (g) Football NSW Regulations and Sections 2.2(e), 2.3, 3.1, and 3.3 FFA Code of Conduct)

Disrepute

Unprofessional conduct

Violence

Unauthorised entry

Guilty. (Bond $750)

GPT 14-37

Sydney City Eagles Futsal Club

Club responsibility, unsportsmanlike/unprofessional, failing to provide a safe environment, Disrepute, Spectator Violence, Supporter conduct (Sections 14.3, and 15.3(e), (f) and (g) Football NSW Regulations and Sections 2.2(e), 2.3, 3.1, and 3.3 FFA Code of Conduct)

Disrepute

Unprofessional conduct

Violence

Unauthorised entry

Guilty. (Bond $500)

GPT 14-37

X

Spectator violence, Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide a safe environment, disrepute (Parts (d) and (h) FFA Spectator Code, Section 2.2(e) FFA Code of Conduct, Sections 15.3(e), (f), (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

Disrepute

Spectator Violence

Charges Dismissed.

GPT 14-37

John Pelekanos

Spectator Violence, Failure to comply with a Determination,  Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide a safe environment, disrepute (Parts (d) and (h) FFA Spectator Code, Section 2.2(e) FFA Code of Conduct, Sections 8.5(e) and 15.3(e), (f), (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Entering field of play without lawful authority

Disrepute

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

Guilty. (Suspension 2 fixtures & Bond of $5,000)

GPT 14-37

Roy Perre

Spectator Violence, Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide a safe environment, disrepute (Parts (d) and (h) FFA Spectator Code, Section 2.2(e) FFA Code of Conduct, and Sections 15.3(e), (f), (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

Disrepute

Spectator Violence

Guilty. (Suspension 2 fixtures)

GPT 14-37

X

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide a safe environment, disrepute (Sections 15.3 (e), (f), (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

Disrepute

Not Guilty.

GPT 14-37

X

Spectator Violence, Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide a safe environment, disrepute (Parts (d) and (h) FFA Spectator Code, Section 2.2(e) FFA Code of Conduct, and Sections 15.3(e), (f), (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

Disrepute

Spectator Violence

Charges Dismissed.

GPT 14-37

Sam Taha

Offensive behaviour, Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide a safe environment, disrepute (Parts (e) and (h) FFA Spectator Code, Section 2.2(c) FFA Code of Conduct, Sections 15.3 (e), (f), (g) Football NSW Regulations)

Offensive behaviour

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional

Entering field of play without lawful authority

Guilty. (Suspended from 21 January 2015 to the end of 2014-2015 Futsal Competition)

GPT 14-40

Robert Varela

Unsportsmanlike/Unprofessional, Failure to provide a safe environment, Disrepute (Sections 15.3 (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) Football NSW Regulations)

Intimidating Language

Unprofessional Conduct

Guilty. (Suspension 6 weeks)

AT

Reference/Party

Grounds for Appeal

Keywords

Outcome

AT 14-42

Matthew Butler

 

Reasonable opportunity, Actual bias, Severity (Section 9.2(a), (c) and (e) Football 
NSW Regulations

Reasonable opportunity

Severity

Actual bias

Appeal allowed. Decision set aside.

AT 14-43

X

 

Reasonable opportunity (Section 9.2(a) Football NSW Regulations

Reasonable opportunity

Appeal dismissed