“Football Tasmania has confirmed that Olympia F.C Warriors have been found to have breached Competition Rule 22.3 by fielding an ineligible player in their National Premier Leagues Tasmania game against South Hobart on Friday, July 19.
The rule states that “when a player accumulates five (5) cautions during the same season in the same competition they will receive a one match suspension, as determined by the company.”
Olympia player Lucas Hill had received 5 yellow cards during the season and as such was ineligible to take part in the game.
Following an investigation of this matter including the consideration of a written submission by Olympia, FT has applied the following sanctions.
The match against South Hobart will be deemed a forfeit, with a 3-0 win to South Hobart being applied. A monetary fine of $200 will also be applied as per section 14.6 of FT Competition Rules.
Olympia F.C Warriors have the right to appeal these sanctions to an independent Tribunal and they have advised Football Tasmania they will be exercising that right.
As such, these sanctions will be applied once the matter has been heard and a decision made by the Tribunal.
Football Tasmania will offer no further comment on the matter until this appeals process has concluded.”