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Sports lawTuesday 10 July 2018

The FA v Bradley Wood – sanctions for match fixing and betting

In April 2018 David Phillips chaired an FA Regulatory Commission in case of Bradley Wood.  Mr Wood was alleged to have committed match-fixing offences relating to both a betting cartel and related matters.  After a two day hearing, the Commission found the charges proved and (amongst other things) suspended Mr Wood from all football-related activities for a period of 6 years.  The Written Reasons can be seen here.  The FA appealed the decision, arguing that the penalty was unduly lenient and that Mr Wood should have been suspended for life.  After a two day hearing, on 19 June 2018, the Appeal Board delivered Written Reasons dismissing the appeal and upholding the decision of the Regulatory Commission.

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