An FAW Appeals Panel was convened on 17 October to consider the appeal by Mr Jordan Cotterill of Barry Town United FC against the decision of an FAW Disciplinary Panel to find a charge proven of Assault in accordance with Category 3B of the Regulations Governing Assaults on Match Officials.
Mr Jordan Cotterill of Barry Town United had been suspended up to and including 21 February 2020 following an alleged incident during the JD Cymru Premier match on 16 August 2019.
After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence submitted, the FAW Appeals Panel decided that the appeal by Mr Cotterill be determined as follows:
- The charge against Mr Cotterill be found poven of Technical Assault in accordance with 2.4.3 and 3A of the Regulations Governing Assaults on Match Officials.
- The Panel also decided that Mr Cotterill should be subject to a Match Suspension – as defined in the FAW’s Categories of Suspension – for 10 (ten) matches from Senior & Reserve football and to be measured by Barry Town United’s first team.
- The Panel also decided that the suspension should commence once the Match Suspension for Jordan Coterill’s sending-off in the fixture Penybont v Barry Town United played on 16 August 2019 wad completely served, which was done so on 23 August 2019. Therefore, the 10 Match Suspension would commence from 24 August 2019.
- The Panel decided that the fine imposed on Mr Cotterill will remain in place.
The concerned parties may refer the matter to an Independent Arbitration Panel of the FAW within seven business days of the decision being communicated, as set out under FAW Rule 43.2.3 and 45.3.