A pair of aggrieved gamers Might Want to start out turning into pen buddies with Jack Scrimshaw.
On Tuesday Evening time, the youthful Hawthorn defender turned The primary participant this season to worthwhilely write to the AFL Tribunal So as to have his substantial Match Consider nice overturned.
Scrimshaw, who hazarded a $3000 sanction for interesting his tough conduct cost on Jy Simpkin following Saturday’s loss to North Melbourne, was the seventh participant to problem a Match Consider nice On the Tribunal this yr.
The earlier six attractions had all been unworthwhile, costing soccerers throughout the League An complete of $4500 in extra nices given gamers hazard further monetary penalties ought to their problems fail.
Geelong’s Isaac Smith, Sydney’s Callum Mills and Hawthorn’s Sam Frost have been all penalised An further $500 every after their attractions have been unworthwhile earlier Inside the yr.
Meanthe placeas Carlton duo Levi Casboult and Harry McKay, As properly as to Sydney’s Hayden McLean, have been all pressured to pay An further $1000 every after Additionally they attractioned sanctions that Did not be overturned by the Tribunal.
The AFL modified its attraction course of for monetary penalties forward of the 2020 season, altering to a simplified course of the place “a single authorizedly educated jury member may decide the matter on The idea of written submissions solely”.
It Signifies that gamers and membership authorized representatives are Not required to attend a listening to, with the AFL then talking The outcomes of the written submissions afterwards on behalf of the Tribunal.
Earlier than Scrimshaw’s written submission on Tuesday Evening time, gamers had beforehand been working at a zero % strike price this season, the placeas solely three of 14 problems have been worthwhile final yr.
Richmond pair Dylan Grimes and Nick Vfinaluin escaped staging penalties in 2020, the placeas Carlton’s Matt Cottrell dodged a tough conduct nice.
However, membership and League officers have put the elevated Quantity of unworthwhile listening tos Proper down to the simplified course of and the comparative ease of difficult monetary penalties.
With out having to bodily attend an AFL Tribunal and bear a full listening to in entrance of a jury, An complete of 21 gamers have elected to problem monetary penalties Inside the final 26 sphericals of footy.
Examine that to 2019, The final yr of bodily illustration and full AFL Tribunal listening tos for interesting monetary sanctions, and simply three gamers in 23 sphericals of soccer elected To purpose to overturn their punishments.
They have been Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt, Carlton midfielder Sam Walsh and Adelaide star Taylor Walker. All three have been furtherly unworthwhile.
WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS IN 2021
Isaac Smith: UNSUCCESSFUL ($1000 to $1500) Rd 3 for misconduct in the direction of Daniel Howe
Callum Mills: UNSUCCESSFUL ($1000 to $1500) Rd 4 for careless contact with an umpire
Sam Frost: UNSUCCESSFUL ($1000 to $1500) Rd 5 for misconduct in the direction of Clayton Oliver
Levi Casboult: UNSUCCESSFUL ($2000 to $3000) Rd 6 for kneeing Ryan Lester
Hayden McLean: UNSUCCESSFUL ($1500 to $2500) Rd 8 for placing Harrison Petty
Harry McKay: UNSUCCESSFUL ($2000 to $3000) Rd 8 for placing Bailey Dale
Jack Scrimshaw: SUCCESS ($2000 to $0) Rd 9 for tough conduct in the direction of Jy Simpkin
Complete extra nices: $4500