Devastated junior footy team has all their competition points stripped because they are TOO GOOD
This absurdity springs from the Leftist obsession with equality. But people are not equal and never will be. It's grossly unjust that people are arbitrarily denied the fairly won fruits of their efforts. Australia is not the Soviet Union yet
It would be different if the competition was unfair. That does happen. St. Joseph's college at Nudgee in Brisbane in 2010 tried to pull a fast one on those lines. They recruited a substantial number of Polynesian students using scholarships. Polynesians tend to be rather large. They then fielded a Rugby football team that was mainly comprised of Polynesians, who were markedly larger than the Caucasian players from other schools.
Such matches were swiftly stopped for the safety of the players in the other teams. Some teams refused to field with them at all. Another prominent Catholic college threatened to ban their students from playing Rugby altogether. So Nudgee's attempt to gain an unfair advantage just disrupted the fixtures and earned them scorn for bad sportmanship.
A junior football team has been stripped of its shot at a premiership because its players are too good.
The West Australian Football Commission has stripped South Coogee Junior Football Club's Year 10 A division team of all of its premiership points and given them a $500 good behaviour bond.
This was reportedly in reaction to five of the six A team players refused to move to a B division team, which has been struggling to win its league matches.
That means any team playing against the South Coogee A team in the remaining six games is automatically awarded a win - with a victory margin pre-set at 60 points.
The WAFC's attempt to even the competition has left players and parents devastated.
'It is just a shame because these are just young boys who want to play footy yet they are forced to face the politics that goes on behind the scenes, at such a young age,' a club source told WAtoday.
'And the WAFC and other officials wonder why so many are turning their back on footy to play other sports like soccer.
'The reality is, both teams will probably leave and not play next year because of all of this.'
The football team was split after South Fremantle junior competition director Mark Brookes moved a proposal to WAFC in February this year.
The permission was granted on the condition that both teams need to be competitive.
South Coogee's A division team was selected with those who wanted to advance to a higher level and the B division team had players 'who just wanted to play the game with their mates.'
Initially, the teams were supposed to play in A and C divisions, but South Coogee had to field its 'second' team in division B after another football club Willeton withdrew from division C.
The C division team was forced to play in the B division.
WAFC and officials from South Coogee Junior Football have been contacted for their comments.