Novillo banned, fined after breaching code of conduct

Melbourne City striker Harry Novillo has been sanctioned with a two game suspension and 50 percent of his wages docked after an investigation into an allged assault concluded.

The club was doing its due diligence to investigate the matter that took place in the early morning of Tuesday 16 February 2016.

Whilst the incident has not resulted in criminal charges, the Club’s investigations have confirmed that there has been a significant breach of the requirements set out in the FFA National Code of Conduct.

Specifically that the player failed to uphold professional standards off the field, failed to behave in a manner that promotes the highest standards of integrity and that the player failed to properly explain his absence from a club training session.

The Club has therefore applied the maximum sanction available to it under the FFA National Code of Conduct.