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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Frome Manager Suspended



Southern League Premier club Frome Town is without a manager after he was suspended after breaching FA Betting Rules.

This from the FA:

Frome Town manager Nick Bunyard has been suspended from all football and football related activity until 1 July 2019 and fined £3,000 after breaching The FA’s Betting Rules.

For the duration of the suspension, which is effective from 19 April 2016, he must not attend any ground at which Frome are playing on a matchday at any level.
An Independent Regulatory Commission heard how Mr Bunyard admitted misconduct in relation to 97 breaches of FA Rule E8(1)(a)(i) relating to betting activity between 13 September 2014 to 9 April 2016. Of the 97 bets, 45 were placed against Paulton Rovers FC and Frome Town FC whilst Mr Bunyard was manager.
The Commission found not proven an FA charge that he had allegedly breached a post-charge Interim Suspension Order which was imposed on him on 24 June 2016.

Frome Town has also issued a statement:

"In a hearing at Wembley Stadium yesterday Nick Bunyard was charged with gambling offences by the Football Association, he admitted these and has subsequently been banned from football as we understand it until July 2019.

"As a Club we have yet to receive official confirmation which we were advised will “go live” on the FA website somewhere around 5pm.

"We have been prevented from making a public comment until after the FA information is released.

"We are, needless to say, disappointed with this outcome and will provide a full statement tomorrow after due consideration of the report."