Matter Number Parties Charges Decision Key Words
AT 21-01 Thomas James v Football NSW

The Player appealed the Determination from the Football NSW General Purposes Tribunal (GPT) on the following ground:
1. the decision was one that was not reasonably open the GPT having regards to the evidence before it.

Football NSW cross-appealed on the following grounds:
1. having regard to the evidence before it, the GPT's decision to dismiss Charge 1, was not reasonably open to it;
2. in the alternative, with respect to Charge 1, the same facts and findings of the GPT give rise to the lesser charge of - Schedule 3, Table C, Offence Code 03-01 "Unsportsmanlike or unprofessional behaviour, and that pursuant to s 13.11(f), it the GPT was not satisfied that Charge 1 was made out on the evidence before it, and should have been satisfied that the lesser charge has been proven.
3, leniency- with respect to the charge of "serious violent conduct".

1. the appeal of the Player is dismissed.
2. The cross appeal of Football NSW is dismissed.
3. The GPT Determination is affirmed.

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