Suspensions & Penalties
Correction and Apology to Ian Pewtress
A notice of a 6 match penalty against a match official (boundary umpire) at a Round 15 Under 12 Division 3 match, which took place on 7 August 2016, was published in a link from the “2016 Penalties and Suspension: Officials” page of this website. This named Ian Pewtress as the offending boundary umpire, which was incorrect. Ian did not attend the match. His name was included in the notice after the East Sandringham Junior Football Club had mistakenly named Ian as the relevant official in connection with the incident report received by the SMJFL.
Upon being notified of the error, the League took steps to have the notice removed. The League apologised to Ian and now wishes to acknowledge its error in naming him as the official and to publicly apologise to him for any damage and distress the error has caused him. As a consequence of this error, the League is reviewing its reporting procedures so as to avoid similar occurrences in the future.