Longwood cops massive fine

May 31, 2017

Longwood has been slapped with a giant fine and its coach Nick Brown suspended after the club exceeded the player points cap in a game this month.

The Kyabram District club has been fined $15 000, with $12 500 of that suspended until October 31 2019.

Brown received a 10-match suspension from coaching, with five of those suspended.

The AFL Goulburn Murray Commission handed down the charges after the club attended a meeting on Tuesday night to explain the position it took in a game against Murchison-Toolamba on May 20.

In a statement released by the KDFNL, the Commission has taken into account Longwood's on field performances and "longer term sustainability".

Longwood has been allocated 50 points under the AFL Victoria Community Club Sustainabilty Program this year, with the league cap at 43 unless clubs apply for allowances.

The News understands the Redlegs played with 57 points against the Grasshoppers.

The penalties also took into account Longwood fielding only 18 players against Nagambie last Saturday, which is also considered a breach of the CCSP.

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