AFL Integrity Report Exonerates Pascoe Vale Football Club of Salary Cap Breach
Following the statement "Reviews Conducted With Three EDFL Clubs" released by the EDFL on Thursday 1 March 2018 and subsequent media reports, Pascoe Vale Football Club can confirm that while it is one of the three clubs referred to in the statement, the report from the AFL Integrity Audit Process concluded that "based on the information provided, review of documentation and interviews with the club officials Pascoe Vale FC did not exceed its 2017 APP budget of $250,000."
PVSC Board Director of Senior Football, Mr. Stuart Mitchell comments, "We believe it is important to provide further context and clarity on this issue in the spirit of transparency to the clubs members, supporters, players and the wider EDFL footy community."
The report has highlighted that PVFC did indeed make administrative errors namely:
- Not lodging all Player Contracts within the required time frame. (Rule 2(a)(i)
- Not lodging all Non-Contracted Player Statements within the required time frame. Rule 4(b)(ii)
- Not disclosing all of its Player Payments in the Final Declaration Form. Rule 4(d)(i)(C)
Mr. Mitchell stated "The AFL & EDFL endorsed Community Club Sustainability framework that encompasses the Salary Cap & Player Points system is something we welcome, embrace and take very seriously. We look forward to playing a positive role in lifting our administrative standards as a volunteer organisation going forward from here."