Hor­sham ap­peal

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

AFL Vic­to­ria Coun­try Ap­peal Board will hear an ap­peal by Hor­sham Foot­ball Club to­mor­row ar­gu­ing a sus­pen­sion handed to a Minyip-mur­toa foot­baller by an AFL Wim­mera-mallee in­de­pen­dent tri­bunal is inad­e­quate.

The tri­bunal sus­pended Bur­ras re­serves player Nick Hud­son for six weeks af­ter he pleaded guilty to care­lessly mak­ing con­tact with the head and jaw of Hor­sham’s James David­son dur­ing a match on June 1.

David­son was ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal and re­quired cor­rec­tive facial surgery af­ter the in­ci­dent.

Hor­sham sought and was granted leave to ap­peal the sen­tence.

AFL Wim­mera-mallee gen­eral man­ager Stephen McQueen said he ex­pected the ap­peal to be heard to­mor­row.

In or­der to sub­mit an ap­peal un­der AFL Vic­to­ria Coun­try guide­lines, Hor­sham was re­quired to pay a non-re­fund­able fee of $1500 to cover the cost of the ap­peal.

The club also paid a fur­ther $3000, which could be re­turned fol­low­ing the ap­peal or kept at the dis­cre­tion of the ap­peal board if it de­ter­mines Hor­sham’s ap­peal does not have suf­fi­cient merit.

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