Victorian Premier League club South Melbourne have had a huge win in the Supreme Court today when they had their six point deduction overturned.
Football Federation Victoria were rebuked in the Victorian Supreme Court today and had their decision to impose a six point deduction against South Melbourne for ground invasion when South had played their traditional rivals Heidelberg earlier this season.
The Supreme Court ruling has thrown the Victorian Premier League finals into disarray. It is believed other VPL Clubs that have been deducted points during this season will now contest their point deduction.
Football Federation Victoria have been hugely criticized by the Victorian football community for their lack of performance over the last few years. Many junior Clubs and amateur clubs have been driven to insolvency by massive fines handed out by the FFV.
Victoria has one of the lowest registered participation rates throughout Australia and the FFV have lost touch with grassroots football in this state. There are calls for the FFV Board and Administration to be removed by a number of VPL , State League and Junior Clubs.