An investigation into the conduct of the Mordialloc Junior Football Club has found it guilty of a charge of bringing the game into disrepute.
The Mordialloc JFC Under 13s – who participate in the Frankston and Districts Junior Football League (FDJFL) – have been sanctioned after facing a disciplinary committee on Tuesday, August 20.
The team has been removed of match points earned in four games where that team was found guilty of playing an overage player. The team knowingly played a player under multiple assumed names.
The following sanctions have been placed on the Mordialloc JFC and its participants:
AFL South East Region General Manager John Anderson said it was disappointing that a club would take such a risk in breaching the rules.
“This is a rare occurrence where a club has played outside the rules of the competition and has paid the penalty,” Anderson said.
“This is a reminder to all clubs participating in community football that the integrity of the game is paramount and actions like this will not be tolerated.”
“We feel for the innocent parties involved, such as players, parents and volunteers, who have been denied the chance of playing in this year’s finals series.”
AFL South East Media