Olympic Football Club wishes to advise the club has accepted the sanctions handed down by Football Queensland following an investigation that was conducted into an incident which involved the ignition of flares during the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland Grand Final at Perry Park, Bowen Hills on Sunday 15 September 2019.
Football Queensland determined the following charges and sanctions will be imposed on Olympic Football Club:
Olympic Football Club was charged with serious misconduct, specifically ‘Letting off incendiary devices(s) or fire(s)’ as outlined in the 2019 Football Queensland Disciplinary Regulations.
- The penalty imposed for the above offence is a total fine of $3,000.
- A deduction of three competition points was also applied to the Olympic FC First Grade team for the 2020 National Premier Leagues Queensland, suspended for 2020 on the condition that no further misconduct charge involving Olympic FC supporters is imposed by Football Queensland.
Olympic Football Club wishes to reiterate that it condemns the use of flares and enforces the spectator code of conduct.
The club would like to place on record that we have enjoyed active support for two seasons now without incident and believe that this was an isolated act.
Olympic FC will continue to work with our supporters, Football Queensland and all other associated NPL clubs to promote active support and provide a positive and safe match day experience for all supporters in 2020.