The Football Federation Australia (FFA) independent Disciplinary & Ethics Committee – comprising of Anthony Lo Surdo SC (Acting Chair), Arthur Koumoukelis and Jason Culina (the Committee) – delivered their determination in the matter of Lisa De Vanna of Canberra United (the Player).
The matter related to an incident which took place in or around the 109th minute of Canberra United’s Westfield W-League Semi Final match against Melbourne City FC on Sunday, 5 February 2017.
The matter was referred to the Committee for hearing to determine whether an offence had been committed, and if so, what sanction should be imposed. Prior to the hearing, the Player pleaded guilty to the offence of “Serious Unsporting Conduct” and the Committee considered the sole question of sanction.
The Committee determined that the Player must serve the Mandatory Match Suspension, being the minimum sanction prescribed the by the Westfield W-League Disciplinary Rules for committing the offence of “Serious Unsporting Conduct”.
In accordance with the disciplinary regulations applying to the Westfield W-League, there is no right to appeal a Mandatory Match Suspension.