Thursday, 15 April 2010 11:58 PM
South Melbourne FC has completed a thorough internal investigation of the invasion of the pitch by a small number of its fans during the final minutes of the match against Heidelberg United FC on Sunday 11 April 2010.
In line with its ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’ regarding such incidents, the Club has identified the individuals involved and has taken swift and appropriate action.
The Board has handed down appropriate penalties, with the most serious offenders being banned unconditionally for up to 5 years from attending all future South Melbourne FC home matches. In addition, all pitch invaders will be fined by the Club for their role in the incident.
South Melbourne FC will continue to enforce its zero tolerance policy against any and all unacceptable conduct by any spectator which is also consistent with the provisions of its ‘Code of Conduct’ applying to its Senior and Junior Teams, as well as Junior Parents, and Members. The Board is satisfied that it has taken the appropriate steps to deal with this incident in a timely manner, and the Club is cooperating with the FFV’s investigation.
For more information, please contact Nick Galatas, South Melbourne FC Chairman on 9645 9797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.