In finding that Mr Nichols has breached the Code, FFA has determined that Mr Nichols must complete an appropriate counselling and education course, as well as serve a four (4) match suspension.
In determining the appropriate sanction, FFA took into account that Mr Nichols:
· took immediate responsibility for his actions;
· made an early admission of guilt regarding his breach of the Code; and
· showed genuine remorse and contrition for his actions.
Mr Nichols has 7 business days to appeal FFA’s determination, should he wish to do so.