DISCIPLINARY DECISIONS

DATE
18/05/2022
12/05/2022
12/05/2022
08/05/2022
08/05/2022
24/03/2022
15/03/2022
14/03/2022
07/03/2022
03/03/2022
03/03/2022
07/02/2022
02/02/2022
31/01/2022
31/01/2022
27/01/2022
24/01/2022
17/01/2022
17/01/2022
13/01/2022
08/01/2022
22/12/2021
09/12/2021
06/12/2021
11/10/2021
11/10/2021
11/10/2021
07/10/2021
06/10/2021
03/10/2021
03/10/2021
09/09/2021
31/08/2021
22/08/2021
22/08/2021
22/08/2021
20/08/2021
20/08/2021
16/08/2021
12/08/2021
09/08/2021
08/08/2021
08/08/2021
06/08/2021
04/08/2021
02/08/2021
29/07/2021
29/07/2021
29/07/2021
29/07/2021
29/07/2021
26/07/2021
26/07/2021
25/07/2021
19/07/2021
14/07/2021
13/07/2021
10/07/2021
05/07/2021
05/07/2021
27/06/2021
27/06/2021
14/06/2021
03/03/2021
19/02/2021
19/02/2021
19/02/2021
19/02/2021
19/02/2021
17/02/2021
17/02/2021
17/02/2021
17/02/2021
17/02/2021
17/02/2021
27/01/2021
27/01/2021
27/01/2021
27/01/2021
27/01/2021
REFERENCE
ASA DR24/2022
ASA DR23/2022
ASA DR22/2022
ASA DR21/2022
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ASA DR16/2021
ASA DR15/2021
ASA DR14/2021
ASA DR13/2021
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ASA DR12/2021
ASA DR11/2021
ASA DR10/2021
ASA DR09/2021
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ASA DR02/2021
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ASA DR01/2021
ASA DR01/2021
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ASA DR01/2021
DECISION
Having established that the act of “disrespect” by Gary Farrugia (B’Buga Team Official) was in fact an act of “protestation” he is found guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €200.
San Giljan ASC guilty in terms of DC-B5-03 and fined €300
B’Buga ASC guilty in terms of DC-B5-03 and fined €300
Claudio Spiteri De Barro (San Giljan Team Official) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €200.
Decision 1:
Zachary Micallef (Valletta No5) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100.
Decision 2:
Luca Felice (Valletta No 14) guilty in terms of DC-B1-08 (K) and fined €300 and suspended for 1 BOV First Division Winter League match.
Decision 3:
Daniel Paolella (Valletta No 7) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100.
Gerald Sammut (M’Skala No 10) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100.
Gabriel Pace (Neptunes No 4) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
After hearing the testimony of both players involved and their representatives, as well as watching the video evidence of the aciton in question provided by the ASA, The Disciplinary Commissioner concludes that the referees' decision to consider the incident as agressive play, was too harsh, also given the fact that this was the first incident half way through the 1st session and not following a series of events. In view of the above, the Disciplinary Commissioner decides that no further sanction should be taken towards both players.
Nenad Navarin (Neptunes Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 BOV Winter League match.
Decision 1:
Matthew Zammit (San Giljan) found guilty in terms of DC-B1-12-A (P) and fined €100 and suspended to 1 Enemed Cup match. Since this incident occurred after the Final of this competition, this suspension will be carried forward to next year’s Enemed Cup.
Decision 2:
Raymond Zammit (Matthew Zammit’s father) found guilty of intimidation, an incident not mentioned in the ASA Disciplinary Code, whereby the Disciplinary Commissioner applies the Rule DC-A4.vi and fines Raymond Zammit €250.
David Dimech (Otters No 6) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 and fined €100.
Matthew Pace (Valletta No 3) guilty in terms of DC-B1-18 (Q) and fined €100.
Denise Micallef (Sirens No 9) guilty in terms of DC-B2-01 (T) and fined €150.
Decision 1:
Matthew Zammit (San Giljan No 6) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (Q1) and fined €250.
Decision 2:
Silvio Borg (San Giljan Assistant Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B2-02 (S) and DC-B2-03 (S) and fined €150 and suspended for 2 Enemed Water Polo Cup matches. Since this offence occurred in the final of this competition, the sanction is to be discounted in next year’s Enemed Water Polo Cup.
According to the ASA Disciplinary Code, “wasting time” is not a sanctionable offence and as such Kenneth Camilleri is found not guilty.
Decision 1:
Darren Zammit (San Giljan No 11) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100.
Decision 2:
Mattias Ortoleva (San Giljan No 7) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
Decision 3.i:
Matthew Zammit (San Giljan No 6) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100
Decision 3.ii:
Zachary Mizzi (Sliema No 11) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100
Nico Schiavone (San Giljan No 12) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100.
Decision 1:
Timmy Sullivan (Exiles No 5) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100.
Decision 2
Jordan Camilleri (Neptunes No 8) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100.
John Brownrigg (Sliema No 9) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (Q1) and fined €250.
Antonello Xuereb (B’Buga Assistant Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 Enemed Cup match.
Decision 1:
Malcolm Manara (M’Skala No) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (Q1) and fined €250.
Decision 2:
Jean Claude Cutajar (M’Skala No 2) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
Matthew Zammit (San Giljan No 6) guilty in terms of DC-B1-18-A (Q2) and fined €500.
Ken Erdogan (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100
Aurelien Cousin (Exiles Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q), fined €150 and suspended for 1 Enemed Cup match
Arpad Babay (M’Skala Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q), fined €150 and suspended for 1 Enemed Cup match.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Castillo (Neptunes No 8) guilty in terms of DC-B2-01 (T) and suspended for 2 U17 matches
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).
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).
Enrique Bonnici (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (Q1) and suspended for 2 U17 matches
Dale Dowling (Sirens Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 Women’s match.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Privitera (M’Skala No 4) found guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100
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)
Zach Sciberras (Sliema No 13) guilty in terms of DC-B1-18-A and fined €500
Cain Cutajar (Neptunes No 10 guilty in terms of DC-B1-08 and suspended for 2 U15 matches.
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).
Lawrence Borg (B’Buga Team Official) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 U17 match.
Peter Borg (Valletta) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
Gabriel Pace (Neptunes) guilty in terms of DC-B2-01 (T) and fined €100.
Kenneth Camilleri (Sliema Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 Women’s match.
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.
According to the ASA Disciplinary Code, “wasting time” is not a sanctionable offence and as such Aurelien Cousin is found not guilty.
Sergio Afric (Sliema Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 BOV Match.
Zach Mizzi (Sliema) guilty in terms of DC-B2-01 (T) and fined €100.
Luke Hyzler (Otters) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
Matthew Pace (M’Xlokk) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
Benji Busuttil (M’Xlokk) guilty in terms of DC-B2-08 and fined €120.
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.
Erik Valter (M’Skala Team Official) shown red card for protesting.
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.
Ryan Mock (Valletta) guilty in terms of DC-B1-11 (N) and fined €100.
Arpad Babay (M’Skala Coach) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 Ladies match.
John Napier (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-18 (Q) and fined €100.
Jake Bajada (Exiles) guilty in terms of DC-B1-09 (M) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 match.
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.
Jovan 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).
Michael Spiteri Staines (Neptunes) guilty in terms of DC-B1-18-A (Q2) and fined €500.
Matthew Zammit (San Giljan) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
Rainer Scerri (Neptunes Team Official) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €150 and suspended for 1 Enemed Cup match.
Sirens guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
Ken Erdogan (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-16 (Q) and fined €100.
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.
Nicola Muscat (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (P) fined €100 and suspended for 1 Time-Trial.
Nicola Muscat (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (P) fined €100 and suspended for 1 Time-Trial.
Francesca Falzon Young (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (P) fined €100 and suspended for 1 Time-Trial.
Jessica Powell (Sirens) guilty in terms of DC-B1-21 (P) fined €100 and suspended for 1 Time-Trial.
Sliema ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €20. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
Sliema ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
Sirens ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
San Giljan SWE guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
San Giljan SWE guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
San Giljan SWE guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
Sliema ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
Sliema ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €30. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
Sirens ASC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €20. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
Inspire guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.
Exiles SC guilty in terms of DC-B15-01 and fined €10. The relative entry fees are forfeited.

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