Phoenix To Seek Legal Advice On McGlinchey Decision

The Phoenix will seek legal advice on the arbitrator's decision on the contract dispute between Professional Footballers Australia and Central Coast Mariners.

The arbitrator in the Michael McGlinchey contract dispute between Professional Footballers Australia and Central Coast Mariners FC released his decision this afternoon.  

The arbitrator has ruled that Michael McGlinchey is contracted to Central Coast Mariners FC Pty Ltd.

The Wellington Phoenix, as an interested party, will seek legal advice on this decision as it raises questions as to whether or not McGlinchey and other players have been, and are actually contracted to, the legal entity that holds the license for the Central Coast Mariners to play in the Hyundai A-league. 

It has always been the understanding of the Wellington Phoenix that McGlinchey was free to sign a contract with the Phoenix. 

Under FFAs Grievance Resolution Regulations the Professional Footballers Australia has right of appeal. 

To read the full statement from the Professional Footballer's Association (PFA) click here.