PFNL players warned not to spit, clear nose during games

Peel Football and Netball League players have been warned spitting on the field is now a reportable offence. Photo: File image.
Peel Football and Netball League players have been warned spitting on the field is now a reportable offence. Photo: File image.

Peel Football and Netball League players have been warned they could face sanctions for spitting or blowing their nose on the field when they return to action in the Dudley Tuckey Cup next month.

It is evident hygiene and player safety is the PFNL's number one priority as games resume, with the league reminding players that both aforementioned actions are now a reportable offence.

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PFNL umpires coordinator Jack Crawshaw issued the message to all clubs ahead of the resumption of both women's and second division games this weekend.

"Spitting or clearing of the nose will be classified as a reportable offence," the message read.

"Players will be cited under a misconduct charge."

The introduction of the rule comes as the league eyes a successful return to play following a layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Crawshaw also reminded teams to abide by the 6-6-6 rule introduced last season, which requires all players to be in the allocated positions prior to the bounce of the ball.

The women's season kicks off on Friday night, June 26, with a clash between Pinjarra and Rockingham at Sir Ross McLarty Oval.