Please find below results from AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel as well as last night’s AFL Victoria Tribunal.
Lachlan George – North Ballarat Football Club
AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel charged player George for striking Collingwood player Michael Chippendale during the third quarter of the VFL Practice match on Saturday 8th April, 2017.
Based on the available video and medical report, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a two match sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacted the penalty, therefore North Ballarat accepting the early guilty plea of a one match sanction.
Lewis Pierce – Sandringham Football Club.
AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel charged player Pierce for misconduct in the VFL Practice match between Williamstown and Sandringham on Sunday 9th April, 2017.
In summary, the incident was classified as a $300 fine (AFL Listed Player) and a reprimand. The player has no applicable record and has therefore accepted the early guilty plea of a reprimand as a first low level offence.
Matthew Brett – Werribee Football Club
AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel charged player Brett with engaging in rough conduct against Casey Demons player Jake Lovett during the second quarter of the AFL Victoria Development League Practice match on Saturday 8th April, 2017.
The incident was assessed as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact, which resulted in a three match base sanction, with the option of accepting an early plea of two matches. The base sanction was increased by one match due to player Brett having received a reprimand in the last 12 months.
This charge was subsequently challenged at AFL Victoria’s tribunal and as a result, based on the available video and a medical report from the Casey Demons Football Club the charge was downgraded to careless conduct, medium impact and body contact, therefore Werribee accepting the early guilty plea of the regraded charge, being a one match sanction.
Benjamin Barton – Coburg Football Club
This matter was referred directly to AFL Victoria’s Tribunal due to there being no vision captured of the incident and being a match day umpire report for player Barton engaging in rough conduct against Box Hill player Tom Maloney during the second quarter of the AFL Victoria Developments League Practice match on Saturday 8th April, 2017. After hearing the evidence of both the reporting umpire and player Barton, the tribunal found player Barton guilty of rough conduct and assessed the incident as careless conduct, low impact and body contact which resulted in Coburg accepting the early guilty plea of a $50 fine (Development League Player) and a reprimand. The player had no applicable record which impacts the penalty