It wasn't just back to footy for the players and the fans on the weekend, Round One also signalled the return of umpire's reports and reviews.
The McDonald's Ballarat FNL advises the following outcomes of reports and reviews from Round One of the BFNL senior competition.
Darley -v- Sunbury
Darley player Andrew Azzopardi was reported for intentionally striking a Sunbury player and was offered a 2-week set penalty. The player requested this to be heard by the AFL Goldfields Independent Tribunal.
The player Azzopardi pleaded guilty and received a reprimand due to his good record.
East Point -v- Sebastopol
Sebastopol player Jacob Wilkinson was sighted by the Match Review Panel for an incident involving Billy Jones from East Point and charged with intentionally striking.
The matter was heard by the AFL Goldfields Independent Tribunal, where Wilkinson pleaded not guilty. After hearing from all parties, the player was found guilty and suspended for 2 matches.