AFLNT wishes to advise it received notification from Wanderers Football Club that it will appeal the penalty handed to Men’s Premier League player, Braedon McLean at last Wednesday night's Tribunal.
McLean contested the charge of rough conduct against player number 6 from St Mary’s Football Club in the third quarter of the TIO NTFL Men’s Premier League match between St Mary’s and Wanderers at TIO Stadium on Saturday 27 March 2021.
On hearing the evidence provided, the Tribunal found McLean guilty of intentional conduct, medium impact and high contact and issued him with a three-match sanction.
Wanderers lodged an appeal by Thursday evening’s deadline and in accordance with the 2020 State & Territory Tribunal Guidelines.
It is appealing under section 4.3, subpoints:
(a) that there was an error of law
(c) the classification of the level of the offence was manifestly excessive or inadequate
(d) that the sanction imposed was manifestly excessive or inadequate
The Appeal will be heard at 6:00pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021.
It should be noted that under AFL Regulations, rule 16.1 Suspension and Disqualification;
“Subject to Regulations 16.3 and 16.5, a person who is suspended or disqualified by the Commission, the Tribunal, the Appeal Board or any other League, Association or body affiliated to or recognised as being competent by the AFL, as a result of committing a Reportable Offence or otherwise, shall not play with any Club or hold any office or act in any capacity for a Club until such suspension or disqualification has expired or has been removed by the body which imposed it.”
Due to the appeal process now being active, AFLNT cannot make further comment until the Appeal Board meets.