Breach no more than an admin error: club

Portrait of bride and groom by church
Portrait of bride and groom by church

Falcons president Brett Raponi said the Joondalup-based club had made a presentation to opposition teams seven weeks ago to explain what has been labelled an administration error.

He highlighted the club’s transparent approach to the matter.

‘We showed them how it happened and how it easily could have happened, but having said that it shouldn’t have happened,’ he said.

‘But it doesn’t derail us, we know where we’re at with it, the commission knows where we’re at with it ” it was a legitimate administration error.’

The club informed the WA Football Commission of the matter in October and the WAFC is investigating.

As reported by media this week, West Perth might have breached its $217,000 cap due to an oversight where payments from one match last season were not recorded in its annual return.

This could have resulted in players being paid an extra $5000, which would have breached the salary cap.

A WAFC spokesman confirmed the investigation, but would not elaborate on what might come of it.

‘All other details must remain confidential until this process is complete,’ he said.