Disciplinary Decisions

Disciplinary Decisions

11/10/2021 ASA DR39/2021

Andrew Dimech (Otters) guilty in terms of DC-B1-19 (Q2) and suspended for 3 U15 matches. Since the competition is over this suspension is converted to a fine of €150 as per DC-A3.ii.

11/10/2021 ASA DR38/2021

Both clubs and referees confirmed that the player was a San Giljan player and not a Sliema player. Daniel Tully (San Giljan) is guilty in terms of DC-B1-9 (M) and suspended for 2 U17 matches. Since the competition is over this suspension is converted to a fine of €100 as per DC-A3.ii.

11/10/2021 ASA DR37/2021

B’Buga ASC guilty in terms of DC-B13. Since this offence for water polo is not mentioned in the Disciplinary Code, B’Buga ASC are fined €100 according to DC-A4.vi.

07/10/2021 ASA DR36/2021

Mark Castillo (Neptunes No 8) guilty in terms of DC-B2-01 (T) and suspended for 2 U17
matches

06/10/2021 ASA DR35/2021

Decision 1:

The Disciplinary Commissioner acting on the report submitted, and in particular the phrase that Lawrence Borg approached Karl Galea in an agressive manner, decides that this was not the case. On the other hand, since B'Buga did not feel the need to file a report about the incidents, no other action can be taken against any other person who was not reported of any wrongdoing.

The deposit paid by B'Buga is to be returned to the club.

Decision 2:

Russell Spiteri's step dad (B'Buga identified Supporter) guilty in terms of DC-C2 and suspended for 1 week from all ASA Activities (7/10-13/10 both days inclusive).

03/10/2021 ASA DR34/2021

Decision 1:

Matthew Bonello (Neptunes Team Official) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (Q1) and fined €250 and suspended for 1 U17 match.

Decision 2:

Mark Zammit (Neptunes Identified Supporter) guilty in terms of DC-C2 and suspended for 1 week from all ASA Activities (4/10 – 11/10 both dates inclusive).

03/10/2021 ASA DR33/2021

Enrique Bonnici (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (Q1) and suspended for 2 U17 matches

9/09/2021 ASA DR32/2021

 Dale Dowling (Sirens Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 Women’s match.

31/08/2021 ASA DR31/2021

After hearing the submissions of both parties and all the witnesses, Mr Sandro Pecorella, the Disciplinary Commissioner concludes as follows:-

Mr Rainer Scerri, after having been escorted from the pool deck by two ASA Officials (Carlo Mifsud and Karl Galea) did not leave the precincts of the pool as he was obliged to do.  The fact that Mr Matthew Bonello exited from the stands and walked towards the Reception Area without feeling threatened in any way by the opposing club’s committee members, proves that at no point in time was Mr Rainer Scerri in any personal danger.

From the video evidence produced Mr Rainer Scerri’s unacceptable actions and verbal threats towards Mr Carlo Mifsud outside the Reception/Entrance Door were very clear, so much so that even his Club President, Mr Matthew Bonello, had to restrain him from aggravating his own and his club’s position.

In view of the above, Mr Rainer Scerri is found guilty in terms of DC-B1-13 (O) and fined €240 and suspended for 3 Senior matches.  Mr Scerri is also found guilty in terms of DC-B1-18-A (R) and fined a further €190 and suspended for an additional 2 Senior matches.

Since Mr Scerri did not leave the precincts of the pool, these sanctions are doubled in terms of DC-A4.xi.  Mr Scerri is therefore fined a total of €860 and suspended for 10 Senior matches.

The Disciplinary Commissioner also finds Rainer Scerri to be a repeat offender in terms of DC-A5 and fines him an additional €100.

The contestation deposit shall be forfeited in favour of the ASA.

22/08/2021 ASA DR30/2021

Rainer Scerri found guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 U13 match. Since Mr Scerri did not leave the precincts of the pool, these sanctions are doubled in terms of DC-A4.xi. Mr Scerri is therefore fined €300 and suspended for 2 U13 matches.
The Disciplinary Commissioner also finds Rainer Scerri to be a repeat offender in terms of DCA5 and fines him an additional €100.

22/08/2021 ASA DR29/2021

After clarifying the contents of the report, Rainer Scerri (Neptunes Team Official) is found
guilty in terms of DC-B3-05 and fined €250 and suspended for 2 Senior matches (Men).
The Disciplinary Commissioner also finds Rainer Scerri to be a repeat offender in terms of
DC-A5 and fines him an additional €100.

22/08/2021 ASA DR28/2021

Paul Privitera (M’Skala No 4) found guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100

20/08/2021 ASA DR27/2021

Decision 1:
Simon Vassallo (B’Bugia) found guilty in terms of DC-B2-01 (T) and fined €100 and also
found guilty in terms of DC-B1-18 (Q) and fined an additional €100.

Decision 2:
Joseph Esposito (B’Bugia Secretary) found guilty in terms of DC-B1-18 A (Q2) and fined €500 and suspended from all ASA Activities for a period of 3 weeks (20-08-2021 – 09-09-2021)

20/08/2021 ASA DR26/2021

Zach Sciberras (Sliema No 13) guilty in terms of DC-B1-18-A and fined €500

16/08/2021 ASA DR25/2021

Cain Cutajar (Neptunes No 10 guilty in terms of DC-B1-08 and suspended for 2 U15 matches.

12/08/2021 ASA DR24/2021

After hearing the submissions of both parties and all the witnesses, Mr Sandro Pecorella, the Disciplinary Commissioner concludes as follows:-

Arthur Perici found guilty in terms of DC-B1-19(Q2) and fined €500 and suspended from All ASA Activities for a period of three weeks (12-08-2021 to 01-09-2021, both days inclusive)

Kristian Montfort found guilty of intimidation towards Sliema ASC players, an incident not mentioned in the ASA Disciplinary Code, whereby the Disciplinary Commissioner applies the Rule DC-A4.vi and fines Kris Montfort €250 and suspends him from All ASA Activities for a period of two weeks (12-08-2021 - 25-08-2021, both days inclusive).

09/08/2021 ASA DR23/2021 Lawrence Borg (B’Buga Team Official) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 U17 match.
08/08/2021 ASA DR22/2021 Peter Borg (Valletta) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
08/08/2021 ASA DR21/2021 Gabriel Pace (Neptunes) guilty in terms of DC-B2-01 (T) and fined €100.
06/08/2021 ASA DR20/2021 Kenneth Camilleri (Sliema Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 Women’s match.
04/08/2021 ASA DR19/2021 After hearing the submissions of both parties and all the witnesses, Mr Sandro Pecorella, the Disciplinary Commissioner, finds Charles Zammit (Otters) guilty in terms of DC-B1-12 (P) and fines him €100 and suspends him for 1 Senior match.
02/08/2021 ASA DR18/2021 According to the ASA Disciplinary Code, “wasting time” is not a sanctionable offence and as such Aurelien Cousin is found not guilty.
29/07/2021 ASA DR17/2021 Sergio Afric (Sliema Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 BOV Match.
29/07/2021 ASA DR17/2021 Zach Mizzi (Sliema) guilty in terms of DC-B2-01 (T) and fined €100.
29/07/2021 ASA DR16/2021 Luke Hyzler (Otters) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
29/07/2021 ASA DR15/2021 Matthew Pace (M’Xlokk) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
29/07/2021 ASA DR14/2021 Benji Busuttil (M’Xlokk) guilty in terms of DC-B2-08 and fined €120.
26/07/2021 ASA DR13/2021 Nicole Scicluna (Sirens No 8) guilty in terms of guilty in terms of DC-B1-08 (K) and fined €300 and suspended for 1 Women’s match.
26/07/2021 ASA DR13/2021 Erik Valter (M’Skala Team Official) shown red card for protesting.
25/07/2021 ASA DR12/2021 Brian Schembri (San Giljan Team Official) guilty in terms of guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 U15 match.
19/07/2021 ASA DR11/2021 Ryan Mock (Valletta) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100.
14/07/2021 ASA DR10/2021 Arpad Babay (M’Skala Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 Ladies match.
13/07/2021 ASA DR09/2021 John Napier (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-18 (Q) and fined €100.
10/07/2021 ASA DR08/2021 Jake Bajada (Exiles) guilty in terms of DC-B1-09 (M) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 match.
05/07/2021 ASA DR07/2021 Jovan Popovic (Neptunes Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-04 (D) for throwing water at the referee's back and fined €250 and suspended for 3 matches. 

Johan Popovic (Neptunes Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-18-A (Q2) for passing vulgar remarks at the referee and fined a further €500 and suspended for another 3 matches.

This 6-match suspension is carried forward to next season's Winter WP competition as per DC-A3(ii).
05/07/2021 ASA DR07/2021 Michael Spiteri Staines (Neptunes) guilty in terms of DC-B1-18-A (Q2) and fined €500.
27/06/2021 ASA DR06/2021 Matthew Zammit (San Giljan) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
27/06/2021 ASA DR06/2021 Rainer Scerri (Neptunes Team Official) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 Enemed Cup match.
14/06/2021 ASA DR05/2021 Sirens guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
03/03/2021 ASA DR04/2021 Ken Erdogan (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
19/02/2021 ASA DR03/2021 Since this is the first time this sanction is being applied in swimming, Jessica Powell and Francesca Falzon Young will each be suspended for 1 event in the next time trial and Nicola Muscat will be suspended for 2 events in the next time trial. 
19/02/2021 ASA DR03/2021 Nicola Muscat (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (P) fined €100 and suspended for 1 Time-Trial.
19/02/2021 ASA DR03/2021 Nicola Muscat (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (P) fined €100 and suspended for 1 Time-Trial.
19/02/2021 ASA DR03/2021 Francesca Falzon Young (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (P) fined €100 and suspended for 1 Time-Trial.
19/02/2021 ASA DR03/2021 Jessica Powell (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (P) fined €100 and suspended for 1 Time-Trial.
17/02/2021 ASA DR02/2021 Sliema ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €20.  The relative entry fees are forfeited.
17/02/2021 ASA DR02/2021 Sliema ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10.  The relative entry fees are forfeited.
17/02/2021 ASA DR02/2021 Sirens ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10.  The relative entry fees are forfeited.
17/02/2021 ASA DR02/2021 San Giljan SWE guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
17/02/2021 ASA DR02/2021 San Giljan SWE guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
17/02/2021 ASA DR02/2021 San Giljan SWE guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
27/01/2021 ASA DR01/2021 Sliema ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10.  The relative entry fees are forfeited.
27/01/2021 ASA DR01/2021 Sliema ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €30.  The relative entry fees are forfeited.
27/01/2021 ASA DR01/2021 Sirens ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €20. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
27/01/2021 ASA DR01/2021 Inspire guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
27/01/2021 ASA DR01/2021 Exiles SC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.