Northwich Victoria Appeal

Appeal by Northwich Victoria against a decision of the Football Conference.

An Appeal Board of The FA Sanction and Registrations Committee met on Tuesday (8 June) to hear an appeal by Northwich Victoria FC (2004) Limited against a decision made by the Football Conference to exclude the Club from membership of the Competition.

The Club’s grounds of appeal were that the Conference misinterpreted and/or failed to comply with the Rules and Regulations relevant to its decision and/or came to a decision to which no reasonable body could have come and that the penalty, award or sanction imposed was excessive in the circumstances.

The FA Appeal Board unanimously decided that the Appeal be dismissed.

The Club’s appeal fee of £250 was forfeited and they were ordered to pay additional costs of £200.

The effect of this decision is as follows:-

Northwich Victoria will play in the Unibond Northern Premier League (Premier Division) this coming 2010-11 season. Harrogate Town FC receive a reprieve and stay in Conference North (they were originally relegated).

Posted by BSAFC Admin