AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) advises the independent Tribunal sat tonight, Wednesday 13 February, to hear two charges from Round 17 of the 2018/19 TIO NTFL Women’s Premier League.
Tarmon Elliott, Coach of the Southern Districts Football Club, appeared before the Tribunal to answer a charge of abusive language to an Umpire and a charge of abusive behaviour to an Umpire in the TIO NTFL Women’s Premier League match between PINT and Southern Districts at TIO Oval 2 on Saturday 9 February 2019.
Elliott pleaded not guilty to both charges.
In summary, Elliott was found guilty of the charge of abusive language to an Umpire and not guilty of abusive behaviour to an Umpire.
It was a view of the Tribunal that the incident should result with a one-match penalty.
The Tribunal said:
“In relation to the charge of abusive language to an Umpire the Tribunal found Tarmon guilty. Umpire abuse is considered very seriously and needs to be stamped out of the NTFL. Tarmon’s exceptional record and positive history with the club was taken into account.”
Should the League or any club/player wish to appeal a decision from Tribunal they have until 5pm tomorrow (Thursday) to officially lodge it in accordance with the 2018 State & Territory Tribunal Guidelines.