Decision reached on club’s appeal.
Northwich Victoria FC - Appeal against a decision of The Northern Premier League
An FA Appeal Board heard today [Tuesday 24 April 2012] an appeal by Northwich Victoria against a decision made by the League in that the League: a) came to a decision on the facts of the case that no reasonable body should have come and b) imposed an award or sanction that was excessive in respect to three charges as follows:-
i) Failing to notify the League within seven days of it failing to comply with terms of a Company Voluntary Arrangement.
ii) Failing to comply with the conditions for the transfer of membership from “old Co” to “New Co” as set out in the agreement signed on 15 February 2011.
iii) Failing to comply with the terms of the CVA entered into.
The appeal was upheld on the grounds that the sanction imposed was excessive, the first limb of the appeal that the League came to a decision on the facts of the case that no reasonable body should have come was dismissed.
The Appeal Board have decided that the sanction imposed on the Club be varied and have ordered that Northwich Victoria FC cannot participate in the play-offs and are to be relegated one step from the commencement of the 2012-13 season.
The decision is final and binding on all parties.