Points value reduced for Chambers
- Tuesday, 03 July 2012
The West Australian Football League has reduced the point value assigned to Subiaco Football Club’s Brant Chambers under the WAFL Player Points System from 10 to five.
The WAFL determined in March that Chambers should be a 10-point player, having played a game each for Melbourne and Hawthorn’s VSFL sides in 1998, making him a top level interstate recruit.
Subiaco appealed the decision and a WAFL arbitrator concluded that as Chambers was only used as a ‘top-up’ player in these games, he should be categorised as a five-point player instead.
“The (10-point) value was based on the player having played two games in the Victoria State Football League (VSFL) in 1998,” the arbitrator said.
“The VSFL was a competition in which primarily AFL reserves teams were fielded and the teams were topped up with players not on an AFL list.
“The player played for the Eastern Rangers in the TAC Cup competition in 1998. During the 1998 season the player was invited by Melbourne Football Club, and later the Hawthorn Football Club, to play as a ‘top-up’ player in their respective reserves teams.
“The player did not train with the Melbourne or Hawthorn VSFL teams.
“I find the most appropriate classification of the player is as a player of the type described as Interstate Category 1 comp – 5 points (played Reserves, TAC Cup or SANFL U/18s only).”