Please find below outcomes from this evening’s VFL Tribunal at AFL Victoria Head Office.
Nick Graham – Northern Blues
AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel charged player Graham for engaging in rough conduct against Geelong player James Tsitas during the third quarter of the VFL Round 15 match, Northern Blues vs Geelong on Saturday 29th July, 2017 at IKON Park.
Based on the available video and medical report, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with medium impact and high contact. The incident was classified as a two match base sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacted the penalty. An early guilty plea enables the player to accept a one match sanction.
Outcome – the VFL Tribunal found player Graham guilty of rough conduct – careless conduct, medium impact and high contact. As a result, player Graham received a two match sanction.
Daniel Hughes – Sandringham
AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel have directed an incident involving Sandringham player Daniel Hughes direct to AFL Victoria’s Tribunal on Tuesday 1st August, 2017 at AFL Victoria Head Office.
Player Hughes was reported for allegedly spitting on or at an opposition player, in the AFL Victoria Development League Round 15 match, Sandringham vs Box Hill Hawks on Sunday 30th July 2017 at Trevor Barker Oval.
Outcome – Player Hughes pleaded guilty after being referred directly to the VFL Tribunal for spitting at Box Hill Hawks players Jack Firns and Lachlan Walker. As per the State & Territory Guidelines, spitting at an opposition player carries a sanction of a fine of $100 (Development League Player) with a guilty plea of a reprimand.
The player has no applicable record which impacted the penalty, therefore the player received a reprimand due to a guilty plea.