The FAW can confirm that Jordan Cotterill has lodged an appeal against the decision of the Disciplinary Panel.
An Appeals Panel hearing will be arranged in due course and in accordance with FAW Rules.
At a recent Disciplinary Panel hearing, Mr Jordan Cotterill of Barry Town United was suspended up to and including 21 February 2020 following an alleged incident during the JD Cymru Premier match on 16 August 2019.
Pursuant to the Regulations Governing Assaults on Match Officials, Mr Cotterill was charged with the Disciplinary Offence as set out under FAW Rule 38.1.9, for his alleged aggressive conduct towards the match referee whilst on the field of play during the JD Cymru Premier match between Penybont and Barry Town United on 16 August 2019.
Mr Cotterill elected not to attend the Disciplinary Panel hearing. Therefore, the Panel considered his written evidence and the verbal and written evidence of the match officials.
After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence submitted, the Panel decided that the charge against Jordan Cotterill be found proven of Assault in accordance with 2.4.4 and 3B of the Regulations. The Panel further decided that Mr Cotterill should be subject to a Match Suspension – as defined in the FAW’s categories of suspension – for 182 days.
The Panel noted that Mr Cotterill was under an interim suspension as and from 23 August 2019. The Panel also noted that Mr Cotterill was serving a one Match Suspension for a sending off offence, which commenced on 17 August 2019 and was completed on 23 August 2019. Therefore, the Panel decided that the 182-day suspension should commence as and from 24 August 2019 up to and including 21 February 2020.
Mr Cotterill has until the close of business on 25 September 2019 to appeal against the decision of the Disciplinary Panel, as set out under FAW Rules 43.2.3 and 44.1.3.