Kelmscott Senior Football Club kicked out of WAAFL on eve of season kick off

KELMSCOTT Senior Football Club has been suspended from the WA Amateur Football League (WAAFL) until it provides a written player management plan submitted and approved by the league.

The WAAFL sent out a memo to club presidents today saying: “as Kelmscott has failed to comply with all conditions required for its team nominations to be accepted for the 2016 season, the WAAFL can no longer consider Kelmscott teams within the fixtures until such time as written player management plan is submitted and approved by the WAAFL”.

It said the league considered the number of red and yellow cards given to players of Kelmscott in the 2015 unacceptable, with two incidents subject to criminal proceedings.

In September last year, the WAAFL board requested a meeting with the club to improve behaviour for 2016 but the club declined to attend the meeting.

The WAAFL met with the club’s A-grade coach on March 8 this year and said it had provided every opportunity for the club to submit a plan, which resulted in the late advice.

It said the player management plan required of Kelmscott “was not onerous and was vital in order for the league to be satisfied with the duty of care”.

Opposing teams when fixtured to play Kelmscott will be awarded the win, four premiership points and be credited with 90 points scored.

The first round of WAAFL competition starts tomorrow.

Comment News has contacted Kelmscott Senior Football Club for comment.